Hospital to Host 2010 Osteoporosis Educational Programs

February 4, 2010

The New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program (NYSOPEP) headquartered at Helen Hayes Hospital will be offering comprehensive Bone Health Education Seminars this winter and spring. The seminars will be repeated on three dates:

Wednesday February 24, 2010 9:45 am – 12:30 pm
Wednesday March 24, 2010 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday April 22, 2010 9:45 am – 12:30 pm

All programs will take place at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw.

The seminars are open to hospital patients, as well as individuals in the community who are interested in learning more about the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Participants will learn what their bone density test results mean, how to promote healthy bones and how to reduce the risk factors for osteoporosis and fracture. The most current information about nutrition, exercise and medications available for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis will also be discussed.

The Bone Health Seminars are free of charge and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. For additional information, or to register, call 845-786-4772.