Learn about osteoporosis prevention, treatment at seminar

Got milk? Find out why you may need it at a seminar on osteoporosis prevention, treatment and management at Greenwich Hospital on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Osteoporosis, a disease that weakens the bones and leads to fractures, affects 28 million Americans and contributes to an estimated 1.5 million bone fractures every year. Half of all women older than 65, and one in five men is affected by osteoporosis.

The public is invited to come to the seminar to hear from medical experts what measures may be taken to prevent bone loss or minimize its effects. Presenters include orthopedic surgeon Steven Hindman, endocrinologist Ranee Lleva and physical therapist Betsy Kreuter.

The program takes place in the Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road and is free of charge. Registration is requested. To register for ONS programs at Greenwich Hospital, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253, or register on-line at Greenhosp.org.

For more information on topics related to orthopedics, visit Onsmd.com.

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