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August 15, 2008

MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER BEGINS FREE COMMUNITY WELLNESS PROGRAM

LEWISBURG, Tenn. – Marshall Medical Center (MMC), an affiliate of Maury Regional Hospital, presents Healthy Lifestyles, a series of free wellness programs, to benefit the community. The series kicks off on August 28 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lewisburg Recreation Center.

Kim Hill, director of physical therapy at MMC, will present “Fit and Balanced,” a seminar and demonstration on balance training and its importance in decreasing injuries. “Balance is the ability to control and maintain your body’s position as it moves through space. If you’ve twisted your ankle repeatedly, feel unsteady walking outside in the yard, or have fallen, this program is for you,” said Hill.

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries to older people in the United States, according to the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons. Each year, more than 11 million people older than 65 years of age fall. This is one of every three senior citizens. However, senior citizens aren’t the only people at risk. Diabetes and heart disease affect balance, as do problems with circulation, thyroid or nervous systems. Users of multiple prescription and over-the-counter drugs are also at risk. Treatment of the injuries and complications associated with these falls are said to cost the United States $20.2 billion annually.

The program will take place at 11:30 a.m. on August 28 in the Lewisburg Recreation Center. The public is invited to attend this event. A free lunch will be provided. Reservations must be made by August 25 by calling MMC at 359-6241.

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