The Douglas County Senior Center is hosting Barton Health's, Dr. William Cottrell, who will be conducting a free, hour-long discussion on osteoporosis.
Cottrell is focusing on the make-up of healthy bones versus bones with osteoporosis, causes of and the diagnoses of osteoporosis 2:15-3:15 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Douglas County Senior Center, located at 2300 Meadow Lane in Gardnerville.
This event is free and open to the public.
As people age, their bones may thin and weaken to produce a medical condition called osteoporosis. When this occurs, the skeleton is prone to break from minor trauma.
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