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Bone Health is Subject of Free Talk:
Taking Care of All 206 Bones in Your Body

New Britain [June 05 2006] - New Britain General Hospital will host a free talk Tuesday, June 20 on bone health. The talk, “Bone Up on Bone Health,” will feature Latha Dulipsingh, MD, of the hospital’s Bone Health and Osteoporosis Center.

This is the final lecture in the Hospital’s Spring Health Wisdom Lecture Series and will take place in the hospital cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at 6:15. A new series of lectures on high-interest health topics will resume in September.

Dr. Dulipsingh will discuss issues vital to bone health, such as good nutrition, calcium intake, exercise, and others.

The bony skeleton is a remarkable organ that provides mobility, support, and protection for the body, and also serves a reservoir function, as the storehouse for essential minerals.

According to the U.S. Surgeon General’s office, many things can interfere with the development of a strong and healthy skeleton. Genetic abnormalities can produce weak, thin bones, or bones that are too dense. Nutritional deficiencies can result in the formation of weak, poorly mineralized bone. Many hormonal disorders can also affect the skeleton. Lack of exercise, immobilization, and smoking can also have negative effects on bone mass and strength.

The lecture is free, but registration is encouraged. Please call 1-888-224-4440 to reserve your seat.

Contact: Corporate Communications, 860-224-5900 x6507

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