MVH Hosts Living Well Series on Osteoporosis

(April 11, 2017 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately one in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. This spring, Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) is offering a three-part talk on osteoporosis.

The programs, which are part of the Innovations in Medicine Living Well Series, will begin on Tuesday, April 25, when rheumatologist, Ajay Mathur, M.D., discusses "What Is Osteoporosis?" Osteoporosis makes bones brittle and susceptible to fracturing, especially the vertebrae and the hips. Dr. Mathur will discuss the fundamentals of the bone debilitating disease as well as medical treatment.

The programming continues Wednesday, April 26, with "How to Surgically Treat Osteoporosis?" Orthopedic surgeon, Thomas Brockmeyer, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss the surgical treatment of osteoporosis, especially after it has caused a bone fracture.

The final program, "How to Live with Osteoporosis," will be on Wednesday, May 3, when nurse health educator, Donna Hatalowich, B.A., discusses how to live with the diagnosis of osteoporosis.

The programs are free. They will be held at 6 p.m. in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center at MVH's Carroll Township campus. Each session is expected to last approximately one hour. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is free.

To register, call 724-258-1333.

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