Free Osteoporosis Information Session and Screening Offered
July 13

Lunch With a Doctor Event, sponsored by Women’s Information
Network, will include lectures by Sharon Baker, BSN, MN, and OB/GYN
Stephen Gordon, MD


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Women’s Information Network invites women
and men in the Savannah area to attend Lunch With a Doctor, a free
program that will include an educational program about the impact
of osteoporosis, screenings and lunch. The event, which will feature
lectures by Women’s Information Network President Sharon Baker,
BSN, MN, and OB/GYN Stephen Gordon, MD.

The event will take place this Friday,
July 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Health University
Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue in the Hoskins Building #10,
in the Mercer Auditorium.

Once entering the campus from Waters Avenue make an immediate Right (Parking Garage B will be to your left). Go to the dead end, make a Left, you will keep going around toward the emergency department. Once you get to the stop sign (ER will be to the left Parking Garage C will be in front of you) make a Right. Go to the stop sign make a  Left Hoskins is the White building with a lot of windows on the Left.

Registration for the free
program and screening is required; please contact 912-692-1451 x116 or

Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million
Americans. In the U.S., 10 million individuals are estimated to already
have the disease and almost 34 million more are estimated to be at
risk. Of the 10 million Americans estimated to have osteoporosis,
eight million are women and two million are men. Significant risk has
been reported in people of all ethnic backgrounds, and the disease
can strike at any age, despite the common misconception that it only
affects older people. Osteoporosis can be prevented, and if diagnosed
early, can be treated.

During the Lunch With a Doctor event, Baker and Gordon will offer
information on the impact of osteoporosis, risk factors, bone density
screenings, lifestyle and treatment options, and fall and fracture
prevention strategies. In addition, participants will be provided with
educational material about the disease and have an opportunity to
participate in a question-and-answer session with regional healthcare
providers. A light, calcium-rich lunch, provided as a community service
by the Women’s Information Network Inc., in collaboration with the
Valdosta Lowndes Parks and Recreation Authority, will be served.

Baker has served as founder and president of the Women’s
Information Network since 1991. The nonprofit organization seeks
to educate and empower women about health and wellness through
information and networking. She has also served as a clinical nurse
practitioner and compliance officer for New Horizons Treatment
Center, as an adjunct faculty member at the Georgia Baptist School
of Nursing at Mercer College and as executive director for Affordable
Health Care, LLC, among other positions. For the past seven years,
Baker has spoken extensively and served as a consultant on midlife
issues and osteoporosis.

For more information or to register for the Women’s Information
Network free Lunch With a Doctor program on osteoporosis,
please contact Sharon Baker at 912-692-1451 x116 or

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