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Archive for Thursday, March 26, 1998

HOSPITAL TO OFFER OSTEOPOROSIS CLASS

March 26, 1998

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital is offering a two-hour workshop Tuesday on the relationship of dietary calcium to osteoporosis.

Ten million Americans, including one-third of all postmenopausal women, are affected by osteoporosis. The workshop will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital, 325 Maine.

Participants will learn how to determine their current intake of calcium, how much calcium is needed each day and how to fit high-calorie foods into their eating plan. Osteoporosis causes the rapid loss of bone mass, resulting in easily fractured hips, spine and wrist bones.

The course costs $10 per person and $15 per couple in the education classroom at the hospital. For more information, call 749-5800.

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