TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Phelps Memorial Hospital Center is inviting the public to to attend free monthly educational programs at its new Osteoporosis Center starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Those who attend will learn about osteoporosis, study nutritional guidelines to improve bone health, practice bone-strengthening exercise routines and develop techniques to compensate for skeletal limitations.
"Weak and fragile bones can become a serious problem as you age," hospital representatives said. "To help people deal with problems brought on by low bone mass, or osteoporosis, the Phelps Osteoporosis Center has recently been established at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center."
The center provides patients with a comprehensive diagnosis through a multi-disciplinary program under the medical direction of endocrinologist James Hellerman, MD, representatives said.
"At the center, diagnosis of osteoporosis is made based on a comprehensive medical examination, lab tests, DEXA bone density scans, assessment of family history and other risk factors," representatives said. "An individual treatment plan for each patient may include: medication to increase bone density; individual nutrition counseling; support groups; and monthly group se ssions for education, nutrition guidance and exercise taught by physical and occupational therapists."
For more information about the Phelps Osteoporosis Center call 914-269-1888.