Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Monograph series on aging-related diseases: osteoporosis

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English
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Online
Author: 
Mary Gordon
Julie Huang
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses the causes, prevalence, and dangers of osteoporosis, particularly for women and seniors. Covers physiological risk factors, such as age and sex, as well as behavioural risk factors, such as diet and alcohol use. Includes references.

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Osteoporosis and African American women

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English
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Online
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National Institute of Health, Osteoporosis and Related Bone Disease - National Resource Center
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Gives information on osteoporosis, risk factors, diagnosis, prevention, and available treatment options for Black women.

Development of a model for integrated post-fracture care in Ontario: submitted to the Ontario Women's Health Council

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Susan Jaglal
Publisher: 
Ontario Women's Health Council [Government of Ontario]
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents an extension of previous work reported by Ontario Women's Health Council in their report "A framework and strategy for the prevention and management of osteoporosis (2000)". Offers recommendations for an evidence-based best-practice model for integrated post-fracture care in Ontario. osteoporosis. Provides information on: peer-reviewed literature pertaining to post-fracture care; scope of post-fracture care in Ontario; current models of care in Ontario viz. human and organizational factors influencing care patients receive; and, best-practice initiatives in post-fracture. Offers recommendations, based on literature review and qualitative and quantitative research, for a best-practice model for integrated post-fracture care in Ontario, reflecting complexity of situations with acute management and the role of in-hospital services, and issues of follow-up with primary care health professionals and community-based organizations and services. Aims of the model are: to increase appropriate investigation and treatment of osteoporosis in people who have experienced a fragility fracture; and, to prevent future fractures in such cases.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0779454405
OSTE.J34 2003

National Institute of Health Osteoporosis and Related Bone Disease - National Resource Center

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Governmental Body
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English
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Information provision and referral
Research

Provides patients, health professionals, and the public with a link to resources and information on metabolic bone diseases, including osteoporosis, Paget's disease of the bone, osteogenesis imperfecta, and hyperparathyroidism. Also distributes information packets, pamphlets, fact sheets, and other materials related to metabolic bone diseases.

Primary Telephone: 
(202) 223-0344
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
Osteoinfo@osteo.org
TTY/TDD: 
(202) 466-4315
Fax Number: 
(202) 293-2356
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-624-BONE
Street Address: 
2 AMS Circle
City: 
Bethesda
Province: 
Maryland
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20892-3676

Osteoporosis Support Group (North York)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Support group/peer support

Provides a mutually supportive environment for the exchange of personal concerns and ideas as well as an opportunity to socialize with others. Increase knowledge of osteoporosis prevention, management and treatment techniques. Improves knowledge of existing community resources related to osteoporosis.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 225-2112 Ext. 126
Email Address: 
joant@betelcentre.org
Fax Number: 
(416) 225-2097
Street Address: 
1003 Steeles Ave West
City: 
North York
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M2R 3T6

Osteoporosis Support Group (Toronto)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Support group/peer support

Shares information, concerns and hopes in a safe, supportive and confidential atmosphere. Professionally facilitated.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 284-8131 Ext. 4814
Secondary Telephone: 
(416) 284-8131 Ext. 4010
Email Address: 
mbates@rougevalley.ca
Fax Number: 
(416) 281-7262
Street Address: 
Centenary Health Centre 2867 Ellesmere Rd
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M1E 4B9

Planning for bone health and fracture prevention: a workbook for regional health boards

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English
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Online
Author: 
Bone Health and Fracture Prevention Committee
Publisher: 
B.C. Ministry of Health Services, Women's Health Bureau
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Victoria, BC

Provides a companion document to "A Provincial Strategy for Bone Health and Fracture Prevention: Recommendations of the Bone Health and Fracture Prevention Steering Committee" (January 2001). Presents a workbook designed to help guide regions and communities through the process of mapping their own bone health initiatives.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0772646449
OSTE.P53 2001

The myth of osteoporosis: what every woman should know about creating bone health

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Gillian Sanson
Publisher: 
MCD Century Publications
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ann Arbor, MI

Presents facts about osteoporosis, including the myths that all women over the age of 50 are at risk for osteoporosis, and that the diagnosis of osteoporosis as a measure of low bone density is accurate, valid, and reliable.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0972123342
OSTE.G55 2003
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Review, November 2003 : Western medicine has medicalized menopause and turned it into a syndrome that hallmarks the onset of increased health risk and loss. A major part of that syndrome is medicine's current approach to osteoporosis prevention - an approach that traps women into a complex system of ongoing technological assessment and treatment, which can cause great anxiety. In this work, Gillian Sanson explores this system, and cuts through all that to provide us with current, accurate, and important information on osteoporosis and bone health. If we learn the facts about osteoporosis, we can then see through many of the myths surrounding the disease, including the myths that all women over the age of 50 are at risk for osteoporosis, and that the diagnosis of osteoporosis as a measure of low bone density is accurate, valid, and reliable. She then goes to provide us with steps we can take to create optimal bone health. This work stands out in the sea of hysterical quasi-medical literature designed to scare us into treatments and drugs that may not always be in our best interests. Its calming tone can encourage us to question the diagnosis of osteoporosis, and investigate all of our options for staying well and maintaining excellent bone health.

Women's Health Matters

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English
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Online
En Ligne
Publisher: 
Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Offers consumer information, news, and research findings on women's health, diseases, and lifestyle trends.

Osteoporosis Canada - Montreal Chapter

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Community education/development
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Support group/peer support

Works to educate, empower, and assist people living in Quebec in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Maintains a toll-free telephone line and offers an osteoporosis risk factor identification service. Publishes educational pamphlets, a fitness video, a prevention kit, and a newsletter.

Primary Telephone: 
514-212-5549
Email Address: 
montreal@osteoporosis.ca
Tollfree Phone Number: 
(French) 1-800-977-1778 (in Canada only)
Street Address: 
274 Antoine Forestier
City: 
Montreal
Province: 
Quebec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H7M 6B9
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