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Bone density class set for April 2

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  • Categories: Health
  • Event posted: March 26, 2009
  • Last updated: March 26, 2009

Event details

Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of the people 50 years of age and older. Douglas County Senior Services will be having a seminar about how to prevent the disease. Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weak and can break from a minor fall or, in serious cases, from a simple action such as a sneeze. The seminar will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 2 at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. There will be free bone density tests given by students from Kansas University School of Pharmacy and pharmacists. Nancy O’Conner, education and outreach coordinator from The Community Mercantile, will talk about nutrition and bone health. The seminar is free, but individuals are encouraged to make reservations by calling Jessie Kwatamdia, of Douglas County Senior Services, at 842-0543.

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