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October 17, 2014

World Menopause Day: Educating women, families, doctors, media on menopause and osteoporosis

October 18th is World Menopause Day and October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day, a perfect time to highlight this important transition in a woman’s life, and an opportunity to educate women, their families, as well as health care providers on the health concerns that accompany this change.

In advance of these two days, the SOGC has released two new clinical practice guidelines and updated research information about menopause and osteoporosis.

The new clinical guideline “Managing Menopause” describes recommended lifestyle changes and available therapies to manage the undesirable symptoms that often accompany menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, and aches and pains. The guideline also provides tips on how health professionals can use menopause as an opportune time to assess a woman’s overall health and to screen for other health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis. To provide further direction on prevention, diagnosis, and management of postmenopausal osteoporosis, we’ve released a supplemental new clinical guideline entitled “Osteoporosis in Menopause”.

The SOGC also hosted a webinar for interested members of the media on Thursday, October 16th to discuss the latest updates to the SOGC’s clinical guidelines. Want to learn more about the new guidelines? View the presentation.

April 21, 2013

Boning up on Bone Health. Why diet & exercise are important in preventing Osteoporosis - Part 2

Dr. Vivien Brown blogs about women's health... touching on topics top of mind today!

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April 1, 2013

No Bones about it: Protect Yourself From Osteoporosis - Part 1

Dr. Vivien Brown blogs about women's health... touching on topics top of mind today!

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Is 60 the New 40? Healthy Aging - Part 2

Dr. Vivien Brown blogs about women's health... touching on topics top of mind today!

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Healthy Aging. Is 60 the new 40? - Part 1

Dr. Vivien Brown blogs about women's health... touching on topics top of mind today!

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October 18, 2012

Time to Rethink Hormone Therapy Options for Menopausal Women

Dr. Vivien Brown blogs about women's health... touching on topics top of mind today!

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October 17, 2011

“Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones …” but so can other things!

SOGC Marks World Menopause Day with a Focus on Good Bone Health. When they think about menopause, more Canadian women need to think about their bones – not just their hot flashes.

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April 6, 2011

Long-term effects of oestrogen-only HRT after withdrawal seem benign

The Published Abstract can be viewed on the JAMA website.

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February 14, 2011

Valentine’s is for ‘over-50s’ too!

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January 22, 2011

Menopause Weight Gain? Or Is It Your Lifestyle?

I can't tell you how many women come to me with the belief that menopause has caused their weight gain, and there's nothing they can do about it. Wrong!

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December 22, 2010

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Clearing Up the Facts About Women's Health

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November 18, 2010

Breast-cancer risk of hormone therapy overblown: Gynaecologists

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October 29, 2010

Hormone therapy and breast cancer

Misinformation, misinterpretation, missed opportunity: The SOGC's Executive Vice-President speaks out about the effects of recent and misleading media coverage. Read more...

October 18, 2010

World Menopause Day: a day to take charge of your change, your life

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August 31, 2010

Canadian Menopause Coalition featured in a supplement on menopause in the National Post

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August 2010

Osteoporosis Canada's response to a previous study linking calcium supplementation and vascular events

We are aware of recent media reports about the potential link between calcium supplement intake and vascular events. This issue has been addressed by the Scientific Advisory Council at Osteoporosis Canada in response to a previous study linking calcium supplementation and vascular events:

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July 2010

Osteoporosis Canada's new guidelines on vitamin D

Osteoporosis Canada recommend daily supplements of 400 to 1000 IU of vitamin D for adults under age 50 without osteoporosis or conditions affecting vitamin D absorption. For adults over 50, supplements of between 800 and 2000 IU are recommended. Vitamin D, as well as calcium, is essential to preventing osteoporosis and may reduce other health risks such as diabetes and immune system disorders. Read more...

June 22, 2010

10 Hormone Therapy Facts Every Woman Should Know

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February 9, 2009

Uh, O! Why medical experts were shocked by Oprah Winfrey's take on hormone replacement and Suzanne Somers's controversial theories on aging

When Dr. Lauren Streicher, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University's medical school in Chicago, got a call from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" inviting her to discuss menopausal hormones with actress Suzanne Somers, she figured she'd better read Somers's best-selling books on the subject. Read more..

February 5, 2009

NAMS confirms its support of FDA warning about custom-compounded bioidentical hormone therapy

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January 22, 2009

Canadian Women Reaching Menopause in Record Numbers in 2009: Canada Updates Medical Advice about Menopause and Osteoporosis

A panel of Canada’s top experts in women’s health and menopause has challenged the popular notion that hormone therapy (HT) does more harm than good and have new, evidence-based advice for the growing percentage of women experiencing menopause or post-menopause symptoms. Read more..

November 24, 2008

Why Women Should Eat Less, Move More And Consider Wearing Transdermal Patches During Menopause

Weight and appetite experts from around the world met at a conference in Bangkok earlier this year to discuss sex differences in obesity. One line of discussion looked at factors leading to women's weight gain during menopause, and how it might be avoided.Read more..

Herbal Remedies & Your Prescriptions: Talk to Your Pharmacist First

If you’re taking herbal remedies, make sure you let your health-care providers know — especially if they are prescribing you drugs, says University of Toronto’s Dr. Heather Boon. Read more..

September 10, 2008

NAMS position statement on HT and menopause updated

The North American Menopause Society addresses the risk-benefit analysis and therapeutic issues of menopausal hormone therapy. Read more..

May 10, 2008

Hormone Therapy Safe, Effective for Women Entering Menopause

International experts conclude hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can safely provide symptom relief, as well as increase bone strength, for women in early menopause. Read more...

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