What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a serious yet pain-free and symptomless bone disease that affects mostly women. Among those affected, bones become increasingly fragile and porous, resulting in painful breaks or fractures – even when accidents or falls are minor.  Read More

Risk Factors

Two major factors determine your risk of developing osteoporosis: peak bone mass and rate of bone loss. These two determinants are influenced by a number of genetic and environmental factors.  Read More

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Exercise For Life

“Most people think of exercise as something that you should do, and it doesn’t feel very good while you’re doing it, and it’s kind of a pain in the rear, and it takes too much time, and it hurts, but it’s supposed to do all this great stuff.”
– Robyn M. Stuhr, exercise physiologist.

Sound familiar? Well, what if you could actually enjoy exercise and look forward to it every day?

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Fracture Risk Calculator

Try the Fracture Risk Calculator at American Bone Health to determine your risk of bone fracture.  Try The Assessment

Risk Checklist

Use this handy checklist for risk of broken bones and osteoporosis from Osteoporosis Canada.  View Risk Checklist

Bone Health Quiz

Take a bone health quiz at the National Osteoporosis Society UK and in 5 minutes you can find out if you are at risk for osteoporosis and fractures and take preventative action.  Take The Quiz CHECK OUT MORE TOOLS

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US Surgeon General’s Report On Bone Health

This first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on bone health and osteoporosis illustrates the large burden that bone disease places on our Nation and its citizens.  Read More

The Prevalence of Osteoporosis In An Older Population With Very High Body Mass Index

Studies have demonstrated the beneficial effect of normal and high body mass index (BMI) upon risk of osteoporosis (OP). No study has investigated the prevalence of OP in an older population with a very high BMI (higher than 40 kg/m(2) ).  Read More



Menopause is technically defined as a woman’s last menstrual period. Most physicians consider a woman to be post-menopausal when she has not menstruated for 12 months.  Read More


Perimenopause is traditionally defined as the years surrounding your last menstrual period. Signs and symptoms of perimenopause vary in every woman. Some women experience gradual changes over several years, while others may have symptoms that are more intense but that last only a few months.  Read More

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A Fitness Expert Answers Your Questions About Weight Bearing Exercise

  • Any exercise that requires your body to work against gravity while supporting your weight is considered to be weight bearing. Examples are activities such as walking, running, stair climbing, skiing, and aerobic dance.

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Locally Delivered Drug and Treatment Strategies May Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis

  • Despite advances in systemic osteoporosis therapeutic outcomes, management of fragility fractures and implant fixation in osteoporotic bone remain difficult clinical challenges. Low initial bone density and a prolonged healing response can lead to fracture nonunion and aseptic implant loosening.

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Did You Know?

1 in 3 women suffer bone fractures during their lifetime due to Osteoporosis.

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