Hospital to Host 2005 Osteoporosis Educational Program

March 3, 2005

The New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program (NYSOPEP) headquartered at Helen Hayes Hospital is offering a comprehensive Bone Health Education Seminar. The seminar will be repeated on three dates: Tuesday, March 29, Thursday April 28 and Wednesday May 25, 2005, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All programs take place at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw.

The seminar is open to hospital patients, as well as individuals in the community who have already had a bone mineral density test or 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 be discussed.

The Bone Health Seminar is free of charge and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. For additional information, or to register, call 845-786-4318.