West Virginia University Hospitals-East
offers HOPE™ to Prevent Osteoporosis
Learn How to Make Healthy Choices to Prevent or Manage Osteoporosis
Martinsburg, WV — Did you know one in two women and one in four men age 50 and older will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in her or his lifetime? Alarming, but true. According to the 2004 Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General, osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55% of people 50 years of age or older. Now is the time to enroll in HOPE (Highmark Osteoporosis Prevention & Education), offered by WVUH-East through Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Preventive Health Alliance.
HOPE is a 6-week interactive and educational lifestyle improvement program that is designed to help participants maintain healthy bones and prevent bone loss. Program components include an overview of osteoporosis, nutrition education and cooking demonstrations, strength training exercises, medication options and stress management. HOPE shows participants how to take meaningful action to get real results.
WVUH-East is proud to offer HOPE through MSBCBS’s Preventive Health Alliance. The programs fit within WVUH-East’s mission to improve the health status of Eastern Panhandle residents by providing high-quality health and wellness services.
There is no fee or facility membership required for Mountain State members to participate in these programs and a nominal fee for non-Mountain State members who sign up. The Professional staff at WVUH-East has been trained by Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield to administer the program.
The next session of HOPE starts March 18 at 6:00pm in Suite 2500 of the McCormack Center on the campus of City Hospital, Inc. For more information on program schedules or to register, call 304.264.1287, ext. 1814 or email email@example.com or check out WVUH-East’s website at www.wvuh-east.org.