February 8, 2001

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Contact: Andrea Shaw, Continuing Education, KU Medical Center, (913) 588-4496.

KU Med Center offers education on osteoporosis in men

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The University of Kansas Medical Center is sponsoring a free community education symposium on osteoporosis in men Saturday, March 17.

The program, titled "Osteoporosis: Not Just for Women Anymore," will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Battenfeld Auditorium of the KU Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kan.

Researchers have discovered that more than 2 million American men suffer from osteoporosis and that one-third of all broken hips occur in men. One in every eight men older than 50 will have an osteoporotic fracture during his lifetime. Each year 80,000 men suffer a broken hip, and one-third of these men die within a year from complications.

Symposium faculty are Leland Graves, professor of medicine and associate dean for curriculum at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine; Barbara P. Lukert, director of the Hiatt Osteoporosis Center and professor of medicine at the KU Medical Center; and Beth Lucasey, manager of the Hiatt Osteoporosis Center.

Registration is not required. Battenfeld Auditorium is in the Student Center at the corner of Olathe and Rainbow boulevards on the Medical Center campus. Parking is free in all open lots surrounding campus. The closest lot is behind Kirmeyer Fitness Center at the corner of Olathe and Rainbow.

For more information, contact KU Medical Center Continuing Education at (913) 588-4488 or ceinfo@kumc.edu, or visit www.kuce.org/kumc.


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