Shore Invites Community to Free “Be Well Connected” Osteoporosis Awareness Education Breakfast May 9

first_imgIn recognition of Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month, Shore is hosting a free community breakfast to educate the public about osteoporosis prevention and awareness on Wednesday, May 9, from 10 am to noon. This event, which is part of Shore Physicians Group’s 2018 educational health series, “Be Well Connected,” will be held at Greate Bay Country Club, located at 901 Mays Landing Rd., Somers Point, NJ.Guests will enjoy a continental breakfast while hearing from Shore Physicians Group and Shore Medical Center experts, with time allotted for questions between each topic.The presentations include:Know Your Risk, presented by Dr. Linda Brecher, DO, FACOI, FACR, Rheumatologist, Shore Physicians GroupStrengthening Your Bones Through Exercise, presented by Jennifer Pesce, PT, DPT, Director of Rehabilitation, Shore Medical CenterHow to Pack More Calcium into Your Diet, presented by Saba Zahid, RD, Patient Experience Manager, Food and Nutrition Services, Shore Medical CenterFor more information or to RSVP, contact Katie Byrnes at 609.653.3500 ext 3435 or via email [email protected] OsteoporosisMay is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month. Osteoporosis is a common condition affecting over 10 million Americans. Most of those people have no symptoms of the disease until they have a fracture (broken bone). Osteoporosis causes deterioration of bone quality which does not cause pain or any other symptoms. The only symptom of osteoporosis is a broken bone. This can occur without trauma – including sneezing, tripping, or turning over in bed.Osteoporosis risk factors include:Gender – Women are 4 times more likely to develop osteoporosis.Age – Women and men over the age of 50 have the greatest risk for developing osteoporosis. Bone density decreases with age as does the risk for falls, both contribute to fractures from osteoporosis.Ethnicity – Caucasian and Asian women are at the highest risk for developing osteoporosis. African American and Hispanic women can develop osteoporosis but seem to have less risk.Family History – This is one of the highest risk for osteoporosis and fracture. The risk is very high if a first degree relative has had a fracture over age 50 involving hip, wrist, or hip.Low Body Weight – weighing less than 127 pounds increases risk for osteoporosis and fracture.Smoking – Profound bone loss is associated with older women and men who smoke.Excessive Alcohol Consumption – More than 2 alcoholic drinks a day increases risk for osteoporosis. More than four alcoholic drinks a day can double fracture risk.Medications – certain common medications increase the risk for osteoporosis. This includes but is not limited to:Steroids Proton Pump Inhibitors (Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid)Certain anti seizure medications – Dilantin and phenobarbitalArimidex, Aromasin, Femara – medications used to treat breast cancerCyclosporin, Tacrolimus – medications used in transplant.Chronic Diseases – Inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, COPD, Inflammatory bowel disease. Hyperthyroidism, hyperparathyroidism. Chronic kidney and chronic liver disease.Lack of exercise – bone is stimulated by exercise – weight bearing and strength training (light weights). Lack of activity and sedentary lifestyle lead to further bone loss.Shore Physicians Group’s 2018 educational health series, “Be Well Connected,” began in January, with an event focused on “Dementia, Management, and the Future.” The series will continue with an event in July about the effects of aging and dementia, and an event in November focused on diabetes.About Shore Physicians GroupShore Physicians Group is a multi-specialty medical group focused on providing the highest quality of care and making the complex healthcare system simple for patients By choosing Shore Physicians Group, patients are connected to the area’s most highly skilled, caring and passionate practitioners, who provide quality care and the best medical outcomes in the fields of family, internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine, endocrinology, urology, neurology, rheumatology and general, laparoscopic, neurological and reconstructive surgery. Shore Physicians Group, which has practice locations in Egg Harbor Township, Mays Landing, Margate, Marmora, Northfield, Ocean City and Somers Point, NJ, also operates Shore Urgent Care in Northfield. In addition, Shore Physicians Group operates disease-specific centers including the Osteoporosis Center and the Flora Baker Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, sponsored by Shore Medical Center. For more information about Shore Physicians Group, visit ShorePhysiciansGroup.com. Greate Bay Country Club will be the location for Ocean City’s Colony Club Fashion Show in June.last_img read more

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How to choose a credit union after college

first_imgAfter college your priorities change, from losing that freshman 15 to finding a job and making a five-year plan. Have you considered whether your bank falls in line with your new goals? One of your first “real world” decisions will be choosing the right financial institution for your needs.Switch or stay?You’ve grown up, and so, too, must your bank account. Most student accounts come with an age limit or will expire four or five years after they were opened. Once you no longer qualify, most banks and credit unions will roll your student version into a standard account. They’ll want to make the transition as smooth as possible so that you don’t leave. But go for clarity over convenience, because non-student accounts can come with new requirements — and fees. And besides, you might want more perks or features.If you’re happy where you are, and your bank and its accounts fit the next phase of your life, great. If not, or you’re unsure, consider what else is available. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Wallabies lose Coleman for remainder of tour

first_imgThe lock picked up the problem, which tests have proven to be a grade two strain of the medial ligament, in the early stages of the 23-22 success at Murrayfield.Coleman had also started the 32-8 hammering of Wales the previous week, but his participation in the tour is now over and he will miss further Tests against France, Ireland and England.Wallabies coach Michael Cheika conceded the news was a blow, but has been impressed with the way Coleman has combined with Rory Arnold and taken on the responsibility of the line-out.”It’s bit of a shame for him because he’s had a really good start to the year and he’s worked his way through since June but in saying that it gives someone else an opportunity,” Cheika said.”There’s two ways to look at it. There’s discovery, so we’ve been able to find, get those two guys playing good rugby and starting to improve at this level and we’ve also got ourselves another very, very handy line-out caller and he’s only in single digit Tests.”He’s got a good future, he’s got to keep working on it, there’s no doubt about that, he knows that.”He’s disappointed but that’s the way footy goes sometimes, you’ve just got to go with it.”last_img read more

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TOP GEAR’S JEREMY CLARKSON SPOTTED IN DUNGLOE – ERR KIND OF!

first_imgClarkson and the Stig pose for photos.There was shock and surprise in Dungloe over the weekend after Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson was spotted holidaying in the area.The BBC driving star was first spotting filling up his car at Sharkey’s Filling Station.Locals told Clarkson about the Dungloe Festival Parade taking place later that day and he agreed to take part. Clarkson answers questions form locals before being rumbled.However what first started out as some innocent fun soon turned to concern when organisers realised the man claiming to be Clarkson was actually an imposter.It is understood the man had been using the strikingly similar looks to the BBC star to gain free food and beverages from local restaurants and bars.The parade committee have now employed the services of well-known local barrister Jimmy Sharkey in a bid to track down the imposter.Good luck with that then lads ……..!  TOP GEAR’S JEREMY CLARKSON SPOTTED IN DUNGLOE – ERR KIND OF! was last modified: August 5th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BBCdungloeJeremy ClarksonJimmy SharkeyThe StigTop Gearlast_img read more

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