McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series


Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to increased bone fragility and risk of fracture (broken bones), particularly of the hip, spine, wrist and shoulder. Osteoporosis is often known as “the silent thief” because bone loss occurs without symptoms.

Osteoporosis Canada

Osteoporosis: Changing Research and Treatment Paradigms

Clinical and research videos regarding osteoporosis

These videos discuss clinical and research topics related to osteoporosis including how those at risk for fracture are identified and recent controversies in treatment.

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Balancing the Bones: Blood Calcium Homeostasis

Video about blood calcium homeostasis

This video describes bone remodeling and calcium metabolism, the multiple functions of Vitamin D and the concept of homeostasis and hormone feedback loops.

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Overview of Osteoporosis

Overview video about osteoporosis

This video provides information about osteoporosis including its prevalence, causes and treatment.

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Diagnosing Osteoporosis

Diagnosing osteoporosis video

This episode of "MD Consultants" presents causes, outcomes and symptoms of the at-risk population for osteoporosis.

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Bone Remodeling and Type 1 Osteoporosis

Video about bone remodeling and type 1 osteoporosis

This video presents an overview of bone remodeling, discusses the role of estrogen in type 1 osteoporosis and describes measures for preventing osteoporosis.

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Osteoporosis and Resistance Exercise

Video about osteoporosis and resistance exercise

This video explains what osteoporosis is, its prevalence in Canada and treatments options including resistance exercise.

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