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Archive for Friday, March 27, 2009

Seminar to focus on prevention of osteoporosis

March 27, 2009

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Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of people 50 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 some 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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