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05/08/2014

Neurosurgeon at Genesys presents talk on bone health

(GENESEE COUNTY, MI) Avery Jackson, MD, neurosurgeon on staff at Genesys, will talk about bone health, a major issue among the aging population.
At a Genesys community education class - CACHE - held Wednesday, May 14, from 6 pm to 9 pm at Genesys Conference and Banquet Center in Grand Blanc Township, Dr. Jackson will discuss osteoporotic fractures, which affect about 50 percent of women over the age of 50. These fractures can decrease mobility and quality of life; often these individuals are placed in nursing homes because of their limited mobility. The problem: people do not seek treatment as they do not consider compromised bone health a serious issue.

Hospitalizations and costs to the health care system as a result of these fractures are greater than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined!

Through his talk at Genesys, Dr. Jackson hopes to increase awareness of osteoporosis so that individuals can seek treatment and prevent further complications. Studies show that the condition is misdiagnosed or undiagnosed in 80 percent of cases.

Osteoporosis is a treatment condition if patients receive prompt, proper treatment.

To sign up for the bone health talk at Genesys, call 606-7725 or go to www.genesys.org/CACHE. Cost is $5 in advance or $7 at the door.

CACHE is a monthly community education program designed to help consumers better understand and manage their health. Physicians and clinicians from Genesys present these talks.

Genesys Conference and Banquet Center is located on the Genesys Regional Medical Center - Health Park campus in Grand Blanc Township.

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