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July 31, 2007

MAURY REGIONAL WOMEN'S CENTER HOSTS FREE LUNCHEON FOR WOMEN

        

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Maury Regional Hospital Women’s Center will be hosting a free luncheon program titled Women Helping Women on Wednesday, August 15, at 12:00 p.m. in the Auxiliary Conference Room at Maury Regional Hospital. 

Dr. Jeff Adams, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Maury Regional Hospital, will discuss osteoporosis. Dr. Adams will address the risk factors for women, how to combat developing osteoporosis and treatment options for those who develop fractures or broken bones caused by this disease.

Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of the people 50 years of age and older. In the U.S., 10 million individuals are estimated to already have the disease and almost 34 million more are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Of the 10 million Americans estimated to have osteoporosis, eight million are women.

The public is invited to attend this event. Lunch will be provided. Reservations must be made by calling 931.540.4281. 

Women Helping Women is a free quarterly lunch and learn series that addresses health issues facing women today. 

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