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Your Health Series: Osteoporosis

Please join us Tuesday, July 2 at 2:30
Osteoporosis and Bone Health
   This event is free and open to the public,
but you must register to be admitted.

Joan Altman
from the
Nursing Community Education Outreach Program at the
Hospital for Special Surgery

and member of Good Neighbors of Park Slope
   Joan has been a registered nurse for more than 35 years and in her current role at the Hospital for Special Surgery, she has made frequent presentations on this topic.


FACTS:

Did you know that we stop building bone before the age of 30 and after that age, our bone density decreases no matter how much exercise, calcium and vitamin D we take in?

Did you know that men are also at risk for osteoporosis?  50% of women over 65 and 25% of men over 65 will have a “fragility fracture” (a fracture caused by weak bones) during their lifetime.

Did you know that due to people’s worries about taking some of the drugs for osteoporosis, fractures in adults over 65 have increased? 

What You Will Learn:

  • What is Osteoporosis? 

  • Why is Osteoporosis called a “Pediatric Concern” with “Adult Consequences?”

  • How can we keep our bones as healthy as possible and decrease our risk for fractures?

  • What should we know about the medicines that are prescribed for osteoporosis? 



When:
Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 2:30 PM until 4:00 PM
Where:
Exact address in Confirmation Email. 7th Ave/President

Contact(s):
Andi Peretz
Category:
Lectures and Talks
Registration is required
Capacity:
50
Available Slots:
34
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