Bone Health: Prevention and Treatment Options for Osteoporosis

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Zhao Chen, PhD, MPHWho:
Zhao Chen, PhD, MPH
Professor, Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division,
Director of the Healthy Aging Lab
University of Arizona
 
What:
“Bone Health: Prevention and Treatment Options for Osteoporosis”
The next health & wellness community lecture at Quail Creek in Green Valley, Ariz.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
 
Osteoporosis is a major public health problem associated with reduced bone mass, poor bone quality, and increased risk for bone fractures. More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and more than 33 million men and women have low hip bone density which puts them at a higher risk for developing osteoporosis. Although 80 percent of people with osteoporosis are women, osteoporosis also affects men. In fact men recover more poorly than women when they have a hip fracture.
 
Osteoporosis prevention is important for both men and women. Dr. Zhao Chen with the University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health will walk you through the recent developments in osteoporosis screening, diagnosis, prevention and therapy and answer your questions about prevention and treatment options for osteoporosis.
 
Find out: 1) Who should have a bone density scan? 2) Is high intake of vitamin K good or bad for your bone? 3) Can jogging reduce your risk of being the next victim of bone fractures? 4) Are you getting enough calcium to prevent bone loss? 5) Should you take pills, shots or nasal spray for preventing bone loss and fractures?
 
Where:
Madera Clubhouse, Silver Room, 2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd.
Green Valley, AZ 85612, (520) 393-5822
 
When:
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
 
Admission:  Free
 
Contact:
Gerri Kelly, University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health
520-626-9669 • gkelly@email.arizona.edu