Pomona, CA…In recognition of Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month in May, Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation will hold a free osteoporosis seminar on Monday, May 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Tamkin Education Center, Building 1D, which is located on the Casa Colina campus at 255 East Bonita Avenue (at Garey) in Pomona.
Topics of discussion include prevention, screening and medical treatment of osteoporosis; safety in the home to help prevent fractures; and simple exercises and proper nutrition. Presenters include Anthony Hou, M.D., a board-certified Rheumatologist and Program Medical Director of Casa Colina’s Arthritis Center, and Dianne Whiting, M.A., Licensed Physical Therapist at Casa Colina.
Participates will be eligible to participate in an on-site drawing for five free bone density screenings. Certificates will also be given away for ½ price screenings of $60, a value of $120. All screenings will be scheduled and conducted at the Kittell Imaging Center, located on Casa Colina’s 20-acre medical and rehabilitation campus. Bone density screenings will not be conducted during the event.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that an estimated 44 million Americans or 55% of people 50 and older are at risk for osteoporosis, the condition in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. Osteoporosis is a serious health issue for women because 80% of those diagnosed are female. A woman’s risk of hip fracture due to osteoporosis is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. Osteoporosis is often called the “silent disease” because there may be no symptoms until a bone breaks. Obtaining a bone density screening can help detect signs of osteoporosis resulting in the opportunity for medical treatment before the disease advances.
Refreshments will be served and seating is limited. Please call 909/596-7733, Ext. 2275 for reservations.