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.