Free UTHCT SecureCare seminar to discuss osteoporosis and how to protect aging skin

Thursday, April 14, 2005

TYLER - Osteoporosis and how to protect aging skin are the topics at a free SecureCare seminar from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21.

The seminar will take place at the Center for Biomedical Research Auditorium at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, 11937 U.S. Highway 271 in Tyler.

SecureCare is UTHSCT’s comprehensive program designed specifically for people age 50 plus to provide the answers and care needed in today’s health care marketplace.

Thomas Belt, MD, an internal medicine specialist at UTHSCT, will present “Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief.” Statistics show that one in two women and one in eight men over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture during their lives. Dr. Belt, who is board certified in internal medicine, will discuss osteoporosis risk factors, steps you can take to strengthen your bones, and current medications for osteoporosis.

Mildred Reed, RN, of UTHSCT’s Wound Care Clinic, will present “Help! My Skin is Aging!” She will talk about the importance of protecting and examining your skin as it ages and loses elasticity. Ms. Reed also will discuss basic facts about foot care and how to avoid serious problems.

SecureCare is a free program that provides informational health seminars, a discount card program, and assistance with Medicare options. SecureCare seminars are free, but seating is limited, and reservations are required. Brunch will be provided.

For information or to make a reservation for the seminars, call (903) 877-5122.

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