Hospital to Host 2006 Osteoporosis Educational Programs

February 7, 2006

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

  • Monday, March 6. 2006
  • Tuesday April 4, 2006
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2006
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2006

All programs will take place from 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw.

The seminars are 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 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- 786-4701.