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Health Education Series 2014: October Topic is Osteoporosis

October 01, 2014

The October Health Education Series: 2014 will feature Dr. John Chandler, Jr., talking about Osteoporosis. The event will be held October 9 at 6:30 PM in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at the Bristol Public Library. Osteoporosis is a medical condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. While women are most often the victims of Osteoporosis, men can suffer the same bone loss and brittleness. Dr. Chandler will discuss what Osteoporosis is, how it impacts us today, and what it costs society in lost function and in dollars. He will also discuss how to recognize Osteoporosis, how it can be treated, and how it can be avoided.

Dr. John Chandler received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences at Memphis. His post graduate medical training consisted of an internship at the City of Memphis Hospitals in Memphis. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis with a fellowship in surgery of the hand with Dr. L.W. Milford. His is a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Chandler has extensive experience in hand and upper extremity surgery, joint replacements, and general orthopedics. He is a partner in Appalachian Orthopedic Associates and has practiced in Bristol for thirty-two years.

The Health Education Series is a partnership of the Bristol Family Medicine Residency Program, the Quillen College of Medicine, the Bristol Public Library, and Wellmont Health Systems. It meets the second Thursday of each month, April through December, at 6:30 PM at the Bristol Public Library, 701 Goode Street, Bristol, Virginia 24201.