• 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

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.

Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in 4 out of 10 pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: It is consistently ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and top 20 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding and top 5 in the nation for numerous basic and clinical research areas. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

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