• Press Release

Bone Health Workshop Sept. 12 Provides Individual Roadmap to Prevent Osteoporosis, Spine Fractures

Adults will learn how to stay active, independent from experts at Mount Sinai Queens

  • Astoria, NY
  • (July 31, 2019)

Those interested in learning more about bone health and signs and symptoms of spine compression fractures may attend a Bone Health Workshop organized by American Bone Health (with an educational grant supported by Medtronic) in partnership with Mount Sinai Queens. The free workshop takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at HANAC George Douris Tower, 27-40 Hoyt Ave. S., Astoria, N.Y. Space is limited, and advance registration is required.

“Adults who want to stay active and independent will not want to miss this workshop,” said Kathleen Cody, Executive Director of American Bone Health. “People will learn from experts at Mount Sinai Queens about bone health and preventing broken bones, especially in the spine. With this information, they can take action to build their own roadmap for better bone health.”

The Bone Health Workshop includes the latest information on the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and tips on preventing bone loss and fractures. “Adults can take important steps to improve their bone health with good nutrition and exercise, and this workshop will give them a roadmap with presentations and activities,” said Cody.

“Mount Sinai Queens is bringing an important opportunity to the community,” said Ana Rodriguez, Director of Community Relations, Mount Sinai Queens. “We hope as many people as possible will take advantage of this Bone Health Workshop.”

To register, please visit events.mountsinaihealth.org/event/bone_health_roadmap or www.americanbonehealth.org, or call 800-YOUR-MDS (800-968-7637).

About American Bone Health   
American Bone Health is a national, community-based organization that teaches people how to build and keep strong and healthy bones for life with practical and up-to-date information and resources to inspire them to prevent bone loss, osteoporosis and fractures. Learn more at americanbonehealth.org and @ambonehealth.

About Mount Sinai Queens
Mount Sinai Queens, a licensed acute care facility, is at the forefront of health care delivery. From its roots more than 120 years ago as Astoria Hospital to the cutting-edge quality care and service it delivers today, Mount Sinai Queens is dedicated to serving the Borough of Queens and beyond.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology and the South Nassau Communities Hospital is ranked 35th nationally for Urology. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and South Nassau Communities Hospital are ranked regionally.

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