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    Are you a female or male over age 50? Have you been through menopause? Have you ever broken a bone, such as your wrist when you slipped and fell from a standing position?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, join Dr. Nicholas Piantanida, family and sports medicine physician, for a FREE seminar on osteoporosis, the diseases and conditions that may cause it, medical evaluation, and how to prevent and treat the condition.  Refreshments provided.

    Date | Thursday, Sept. 24
    Time | 6 - 7:30 pm
    Location | Penrose Cancer Center, 2222 N. Nevada Ave., Cancer Center ConferenceRooms A, B, & C
    Cost | FREE

    Bone Up On Bone HealthRegister Button

    Date | Tue. Oct 20
    Time | 6 - 7:30 pm
    Location | Penrose Pavilion, 2312 N. Nevada Ave., Conference Rooms B & C
    Cost | FREE

    Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle and can lead to multiple health issues. Foods, medications and exercise can have positive and negative effects on your bones. Learn what foods to eat and avoid, which medications can contribute to bone loss, and easy exercises you can do to keep your bones healthy. Seminar taught by a registered dietician, pharmacist and physical therapist.  

    Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Get BACK to Life Register Button

    Date | Thurs., Nov. 12
    Time |  6 -7:30 pm
    Location | St. Francis Medical Center, 6001 E. Woodmen Rd., Conference Rooms 1-3
    Cost | FREE

    Technology… you hear about new surgical techniques and options in the news, magazines, and from friends and family.  Information can be overwhelming and very confusing as to what surgical intervention may be right for you. Many spinal conditions can be treated using a less invasive technique. Join Dr. Paul Stanton, spine surgeon, for a discussion about minimally invasive spine surgery. Learn the benefits, how it can allow for a faster recovery, and who is a potential candidate.

    Stepping On!

    Stepping On empowers older adults to carry out healthy behaviors that reduce the risks of falls. This workshop meets once a week for seven weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principles. In a small group setting, older adults learn balance exercises and develop specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls. Older adults who should attend are those who are, at risk for falling, have a fear of falling, or who have fallen one or more times. The workshop is co-led by a health care professional and a lay leader. Local guest experts assist by providing information on exercise, vision, safety and medications. Limited to 14 participants.

    For dates, times and to register for the Stepping On program, call 719-776-5926.

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