Osteoporosis – the “silent thief”

Osteoporosis - The Facts It affects approximately ¼ of Canadians at some point in their lives (80% of whom are in their 50’s or beyond). It costs the Canadian healthcare system between 3-4 Billion dollars per year (in acute care, outpatient care, prescription drug, long term care and other indirect costs). It results in pain, disfigurement, reduced/loss of mobility and independence, as well as decreased self-esteem. Obviously Osteoporosis is a disease that deserves attention and understanding. What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis, the name describes it perfectly: Greek for “porous bones” (osteo: bone, poros: pore). It is a condition where bones lose their density and become porous, eventually

Its Summer! Know the Ins & Outs of Sun Safety

It’s finally summer – the time of year we’ve all (well, 99% of us) have been waiting for. There’s nothing like getting outside for a bike ride, a game of Frisbee on the beach, gardening or just reading a great book in a hammock – especially when you feel that glorious warmth from the sun shining upon you! Make sure you make the most of it… SAFELY! We’re all aware that there are risks to excessive UV exposure (premature aging, sun spots, cancer), but that doesn’t mean we should all hide indoors all day. Knowing key facts about the sun and having some tools under you belt can help keep you safe all season long! First of all – what do the terms UV, UVA and UVB really mean? UV stands for Ultravi

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