Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fit to a T: What You Need to Know About Bone Health

The Bridgewater Public Library will offer a public education program on dealing with the symptoms of osteoporosis on Tuesday, June 9th, at 6:30p.m.

“Fit to a T: What You Need to Know About Bone Health” is sponsored by the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI)/ The USBJI is a network of 100 professional healthcare, patient and public organizations raising awareness of musculoskeletal health, prevention education and research.

Osteoporosis is the most prevalent bone condition among Americans. Nearly one in two women, and one in four men,are likely to suffer from it. Osteoporosis can be debilitating or disabling due to the high incidence of broken bones in people with low bone mass. Prevention education is essential to lowering the number of people with low bone mass and broken bones.

"Fit to a T" is the USBJI's response to the Surgeon General's first-ever report on bone health and osteoporosis. In partnership with the Public Library Association and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine this education program is called "Fit to a T" because the T-score is the measure of a person's bone density and susceptibility to fragility fracture. “Fit to a T” will be presented by Dr. James O’Neil, PharmD., owner/operator of Bridgewater Patient Advocacy and Wellness Services in Bridgewater. 

The program will be held in the library’s Flora T. Little Meeting Room on the lower level. Parking is available in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

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