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Friday April 30th, 2010 :: 02:11 p.m. PDT

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Hi-Desert Medical Center Community Health Education Presents… an Overview of Osteoporosis



Joshua Tree, CA— More than 25 million people in the United States are affected by osteoporosis— women eight times more often than men. Osteoporosis results from the loss of calcium in the bones, causing them to become brittle and susceptible to breaking. Osteoporosis, which means, “porous bone,” is also called the “silent disease” because it’s usually not diagnosed until the person suffers a fracture or broken bone.

Join Hector Alvarez RN, MSN, as he presents the latest information about new treatments and the importance of screening at a FREE community health education seminar presented by Hi-Desert Medical Center, Tuesday, May 4, at 6 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of Hi-Desert Medical Center. Registration is required by calling 760/366-6324.

Hi‑Desert Memorial Health Care District is comprised of 179 licensed beds: the Hi‑Desert Medical Center, a modern, 59‑bed primary care hospital and the Continuing Care Center, a 120‑bed skilled nursing i‑Desert Memorial Health Care district 6324.onal materials will be provided. eukemia, and cancers of the lung, bladder, and kidfacility on the campus of Hi‑Desert Medical Center. Along with a wide range of quality inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services, the District operates the Airway Outpatient Center—a full-service surgery and diagnostic center, the Behavioral Health Centre—an intensive mental health outpatient program, and family health clinics providing medical specialists for Medi-Cal patients. Home health and hospice and a variety of community education and outreach services are also provided.



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Hi-Desert Medical Center
6601 White Feather Rd
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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6601 White Feather Rd
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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