Mt. Vernon hospital hosted educational series on osteoporosis | Events
MOUNT VERNON, IL (KFVS) - Local and area residents learned about osteoporosis and what steps can be taken to prevent the disease recently during the St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Connections Educational Series at the Rolland Lewis Building in Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 19.
Amanda McKee, MSN, FNP, of the Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois, spoke to a crowd of over 100 people at the event. Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become weak and are more likely to break with age, especially in areas such as the hip, spine and wrist.
McKee also emphasized that a healthy diet and proper exercise can help prevent or even sometimes reverse the disease. She also stated that osteoporosis is more common in women than in men, but both genders are still at risk.
Connections is a free monthly seminar hosted by St. Mary’s Good Samaritan. A free healthy lunch is served during the event, which is hosted in both Mt. Vernon and Centralia throughout the year.
For more information on Connections educational series, please call 1-888-257-6098 or visit smgsi.com.
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