Posted: Sunday, February 06, 2011
Join Barton Health’s, Dr. William Cottrell, Tuesday, Feb. 22 for a FREE, hour-long discussion focusing on the make-up of healthy bones versus bones with osteoporosis, causes of osteoporosis and the diagnoses of osteoporosis.
“Fractures after 50 years of age are a warning that your skeleton may be weak,” Dr. Cottrell said. “Weaker bones that are prone to break is the general definition of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a silent medical condition, meaning that you have no warning until a bone breaks.”
Medical organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons say that 50% of second fractures can be prevented with appropriate evaluation and treatment. During his informative presentation, Dr. Cottrell also will address the nutritional requirements and treatment options for fracture prevention.
Attend any four of Barton’s 2011 wellness lectures and receive an attendance “punch card” and automatically be entered to win a 2011/2012 season pass to a Lake Tahoe ski/snowboard resort and other prizes.
Visit www.bartonhealth.org/lecture for complete details and the 2011 lecture series line-up. For more information, please call (530) 543-5656.