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A provincial strategy for bone health and fracture prevention: recommendations of the Bone Health and Fracture Prevention Steeri  
http://www.healthservices.gov.bc.ca/whb/publications/bonehealthprovstr.pdf
Articulates a stratedy for integrating bone health and fracture prevention research with community action and public policy. It highlights programs that address building optimal bone mass during childhood and adolescent years, preserving bone health during adulthood, and minimising the risk of falls and fractures in seniors. The document begins with an overview of research on bone health, osteoporosis and fracture prevention, then discusses the health promotion approach, and concludes with recommendations that give directions for long-term, comprehensive and focussed planning for bone health in the hopes of reducing the burden of osteoporosis and fractures on our health care system. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Women in Europe: towards healthy ageing  
http://www.eurohealth.ie/report/
Reports on four health problems that impact women in middle and later years: heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer, and depression. Suggests programs of action for dealing with each problem and outlines policy discussions and recommendations. (See Details)
Phytoestrogens and bone health  
http://www.niams.nih.gov/bone/hi/bone_phyto.htm
Provides an overview of phytoestrogens and discusses their potential role in osteoporosis prevention and treatment. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Hormone therapy & osteoporosis  
http://www.nwhn.org/publications/fact_details.php?fid=16
Examines how companies that make osteoporosis drugs and bone mineral density (BMD) testing equipment have drawn public attention to the problem of bone loss and fracture in older women. (See Details)
What people with rheumatoid arthritis need to know about osteoporosis  
http://www.niams.nih.gov/bone/hi/osteoporosis_ra.htm
Looks at the link between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, and provides management strategies. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Women's Health Matters  
http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca
Offers consumer information, news, and research findings on women's health, diseases, and lifestyle trends. (See Details)
As time goes on (Inuktitut)  
http://www.pauktuutit.ca/pdf/publications/pauktuutit/Aging_e.pdf
Discusses health changes that occur to women as they age with particular emphasis on menopause and osteoporosis, in Inuktitut. Does not take into account the 2002 guidelines on HRT. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Osteoporosis  
http://nwhn.org/osteoporosis

Offers information about osteoporosis while looking critically at the evidence about it and at the pressure exerted on older women to prevent osteoporosis.

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Published: 2008
The myth of osteoporosis (2011 revised edition)  
http://osteoporosistruths.com/Osteoporosis_Myths/Home.html

Discusses the controversies surrounding osteoporosis as a "disease" that is trumpeted by drug companies, front-line advocacy groups and clinicians that stands to destroy the lives of tens of millions of postmenopausal women. In this latest revision of the 2003 eidtion, the author expands her focus to include those with osteopenia or low bone density who are taking osteoporosis drugs. Sanson maintains that these drugs "offer minimal (if any) benefit amidst ever-increasing evidence for serious harm, but they continue to be widely prescribed while massive profits roll in for the companies that produce them.”

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Published: 2011
Calcium for long life  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1986_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article presents how lifelong calcium can be a strong prescription for well-being. Discusses causes of calcium deficiency, role of estrogen in bone calcium levels. Lists various sources of calcium. 


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Published: 1986