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Physical activity for good bone health

Dr. Sandra Kim, medical director of the Centre for Osteoporosis and Bone Health at Women’s College Hospital, explains how weight-bearing exercise and muscle-strengthening activity help stimulate bone growth and slow the rate of bone loss as we age.

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What puts women at risk for osteoporosis?

Dr. Sandra Kim, medical director of the Centre for Osteoporosis and Bone Health at Women’s College Hospital, discusses risk factors for osteoporosis, a condition in which loss of bone density and deterioration in bone quality causes bones to become weaker and more fragile.

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When do I need a bone density scan?

Bone mineral density (BMD) testing measures bone mass, and can indicate whether someone has osteoporosis or is at risk. Dr. Sandra Kim, medical director of the Centre for Osteoporosis and Bone Health at Women’s College Hospital, outlines BMD testing guidelines.

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Calcium and vitamin D: How much is recommended for bone health?

Calcium is your skeleton’s major building block. Dr. Sandra Kim, medical director of the Centre for Osteoporosis and Bone Health at Women’s College Hospital, talks about calcium and vitamin D recommendations for good bone health.

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Calcium and vitamin D quiz

Calcium and vitamin D are important for bone health for people of all ages. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about these vital nutrients.

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Exercise as medicine

When cardiologist Dr. Paula Harvey, director of the cardiovascular research program at Women’s College Hospital, says that exercise is medicine, it’s not just a clever reminder that physical activity is good for you. Research has shown that exercise is a powerful therapy that can help reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and […]

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Exercise and bone health

The defining feature of osteoporosis is loss of bone density and deterioration in bone quality, which causes bones to become weaker and more likely to fracture. One of the ways to promote bone health and strength is through physical exercise. “There are a lot of studies that show that good […]

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Calcium and vitamin D: how much do you need?

One component of bone strength is measured as bone mineral density, or BMD: the amount of mineral content in an area of bone. The key mineral being measured is calcium, your skeleton’s major building block. That’s why getting enough calcium is so important to bone health. The other nutrient that’s […]

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Bone health: be aware of osteoporosis risk factors

Osteoporosis is a condition in which loss of bone density and deterioration in bone quality causes bones to become weaker and more fragile. This decrease in bone strength increases the risk of bone fractures. It is a very common condition in older adults, especially women. Osteoporosis Canada’s statistics show that […]

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Why diabetes is a greater heart health risk for women than men

Diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease in both men and women. However, it has a greater impact on women’s heart health than men’s. “Diabetes appears to be a stronger risk factor for cardiovascular events in women than in men,” says endocrinologist Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, director of the […]

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