The Great Life Series at WCU to offer osteoporosis workshop April 28

Banks Hinshaw, an osteoporosis researcher and clinician, will present an in-depth workshop on bone fragility when Western Carolina University and Pardee Hospital’s Great Life Series continues with “Osteoporosis: The Latest Advice on Diagnosis, Treatment and Avoiding Fractures.”

The workshop will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the Jamison Conference Room at Pardee Hospital, 800 N. Justice St. in Hendersonville.

Hinshaw will focus on what osteoporosis is, why some people get it and how to determine who is at risk. He will explain how osteoporosis is diagnosed, strategies for avoiding fractures and medical treatment options.

The workshop will include a candid discussion exploring the pros and cons of various medical treatments for osteoporosis based on the latest research.

The cost of the workshop is $22.

The Great Life Series is sponsored by First Citizen’s Bank; the Penny Insurance Agency; Chef Starr Food to Go; Van Winkle Law Firm; Dixon Hughes Certified Public Accountants and Advisers; Dixon Hughes Wealth Advisers; and Alan L. Ward and David Grice, financial advisers, PIA Trust with Bank of America and Merrill Lynch.

Registration is available to adults of all ages at the Pardee Health Education Center at the Blue Ridge Mall.

For more information, contact Marcia Caserio, WCU’s regional director of educational outreach, at (828) 693-8375 or