No Bones About It: What Every Woman Needs To Know About Osteoporosis
|Date||Wednesday, June 19, 2013|
|Time||5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.|
Creekside Banquet Facility
|Registration||(716) 706-2112 or Register Online|
Osteoporosis weakens bones over time. 40 million people in the U.S. - mostly women - have osteoporosis or are at high risk, but many don’t realize it until faced with a broken bone from a fall.
Join Catholic Health's Dr. Jennifer Teeter, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician and Dr. Sara Koritz, OBGYN, to take a closer look at osteoporosis and what you can do to keep your bones strong, healthy and intact.
They'll discuss risk factors, prevention, and treatments for bone loss. Kim DeAngelis, Occupational Therapist will review the latest home-modification equipment and techniques to help minimize your risk of falling and breaking a bone.
Who is at Risk for Osteoporosis?
Although osteoporosis is often thought of as affecting older people, it can strike at any age. People at a higher risk are:
- women, who have smaller bones than men
- thin, small-boned people
- those with a family history of osteoporosis
- white and Asian women
- older people
Register for This Free Event
Seating is limited. To register, call (716) 706-2112 or click here to register online.
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