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Placing the spotlight on “bone health”: Osteoporosis Australia rebrands itself

Osteoporosis Australia recently announced its official rebrand to ‘Healthy Bones Australia’, to reinforce the importance of prevention, in response to the concerning 173,000 broken bones...
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International Osteoporosis Foundation launches a new Policy toolkit to help shape health policies

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has launched a comprehensive toolkit – the ‘Capture the Fracture® Partnership – Guidance for Policy Shaping’, comprising a step-by-step policy...
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New benchmark set to deliver optimal osteoporosis care throughout Asia Pacific

Launch of first pan-Asia Pacific minimum clinical standards for the screening, diagnosis & management of osteoporosis   The Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis (APCO) has...
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A Tribute To A Legend In The Global Bone Arena

APCO mourns the passing of, and pays tribute to Professor Harry K Genant, a friend, respected colleague, and a true legend in the bone field....
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Hip fractures – Avoiding the black hole of missed management opportunities

Dr Nigel Gilchrist, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch, New Zealand and APCO Executive Committee Member Hip fractures in old adults are common, affecting up to...
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Cost-effective fracture-probability based intervention thresholds for osteoporosis – one size does not fit all countries

The number of individuals at risk for fragility fractures worldwide is predicted to increase two-fold from the 158 million it was in 2010, to 319...
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Modern day Alchemy? Bisphosphonates – the Elixir of Life?

Through millennia, alchemists and dreamers have striven to formulate the elixir of immortality and have failed – dramatically, ignominiously, and sometimes tragically. It is interesting...
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Charting a path for osteoporosis care in Developing countries – spotlight on Việt Nam

A Developing economy with a per-capita GDP of around $2,600 (2018 figures), Việt Nam is the 15th most populous country in the world. It has...
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Speaking up for the ‘silent disease’ in the Asia Pacific

APCO round-up of World Osteoporosis Day 2020 activities   Last Tuesday, October 20, 2020, members of the Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis (APCO) celebrated with...
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Osteoporosis and fragility fractures – a family affair

Celebrating World Osteoporosis Day 2020   The Asia Pacific Consortium on Osteoporosis (APCO) is delighted to be celebrating World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) today (Tuesday, October...
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