CMH to celebrate National Osteoporosis Month
Citizens Memorial Hospital is joining with the National Osteoporosis Foundation to celebrate National Osteoporosis month beginning on May 1. The NOF is calling on women and men to start conversations about bone health and family history as the first step to protecting themselves and future generations from osteoporosis.
In the United States, more than 40 million people either already have osteoporosis, or are at high risk due to low bone density. Despite these startling facts, recent surveys found that 94 percent of women admit they are not concerned with osteoporosis as a health condition and only 26 percent have spoken with one another about the disease. Men can also be affected by osteoporosis; studies show that one in four men are at risk of suffering injuries due to osteoporosis.
Ways of joining the important conversation about the prevention of osteoporosis include:
- Speaking with family members about bone health, calcium, exercise, and other ways of prevention; and
- Asking your doctor about osteoporosis risk factors and when to get a bone density test
The physicians at CMH Rheumatology Clinic can treat osteoporosis as well as many other rheumatology associated diseases and disorders. Mark J. Jarek M.D., Anthony T. Tay, M.D., and Anne E. Winkler, M.D., Ph.D., are board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, and are in practice at the CMH Rheumatology Clinic, located at 1245 N. Bufferfield in Bolivar. For more information, or to make an appointment, call the CMH Information Center at 888-328-6010 or 417-328-6010 or visit www.citizensmemorial.com.
April 22, 2013