Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vertebral Compression Fractures in the Aging Work Force

Join us for a presentation at the first inaugural CMSA of Northeastern Oklahoma Conference at the Southern Hills Marriott in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Thursday May 14th, 2009. Conference registration begins at 7:00 am.

Dr. Webb will be presenting a discussion titled "Vertebral Compression Fractures in the Aging Work Force" which looks at some of the issues involved in treating older workers with back pain.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

National Osteoporosis Foundation Tulsa Support Group

The National Osteoporosis Foundation Tulsa Support Group is open to anyone affected by, or interested in learning more about, osteoporosis. Our first meeting will be an educational and support group meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 26th at Panera Bread located at 6981 South Lewis Ave., Tulsa.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend. This support group is affiliated with the National Osteoporosis Foundation, but is fully independent and not allied with any particular physician or healthcare organization.

During our first meeting, we will discuss the support group and plans for the future. Our guest speaker for this meeting is Dr. James Webb, who will present on who gets osteoporosis and the factors that put individuals at risk. There will be time for discussion and a question and answer session along with informational handouts. Upcoming topics of interest include diagnosis and treatments for osteoporosis.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lisa @ 260-9322. Please join us!
What: Tulsa Osteoporosis Support Group
Who: Anyone affected by or interested in osteoporosis
When: Tuesday, May 26th at 6:00 pm
Where: Panera Bread located at 6981 South Lewis Ave., Tulsa

May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

Here are five tips from the National Osteoporosis Foundation for improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis:

1. Get the daily recommended amounts of calcium and vitamin D
2. Engage in regular weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercise
3. Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol
4. Talk to your healthcare provider about bone health
5. Have a bone density test and take medication when appropriate

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