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Online Program on Osteoporosis for Seniors

Online Program on Osteoporosis for Seniors

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria, the Alliance Library System...

Lori Bell 

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria, the Alliance Library System, and the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center are pleased to announce “Project Healthy,” an exciting and innovative online health program for senior citizens. Seniors, health providers, and anyone interested will be able to enjoy informational, interactive programs about important health topics while sitting in front of an Internet accessible computer.

The next in the series of monthly programs, “Osteoporosis,” will take place on Friday, January 28 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 10:30 Central, 9:30 Mountain, and 8:30 Pacific. The program will last approximately 90 minutes. Dr.Ishani Ali is the guest expert. Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease manifested by low bone density resulting in increased risk for fractures to the vertebrae, wrist and hip. About 40% of Caucasian women will experience an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. Men over 50 are also at increased risk for fracture. Dr. Ali will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in the elderly.

Anyone is welcome to “attend” this free program and no registration is required. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection and sound card,and speakers . To attend go to and click the link for the Healthy online auditorium. Type your name in the box and click “Enter”.

The programs will also be recorded and made available on the website and on CD and cassette for loan from the library and the talking book center. The Project Healthy website ( also provides information, helpful links and resources on program topics.

For information on these and other program topics visit the Project Healthy website at

The Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center (MITBC), administered by the Alliance Library System, with offices in East Peoria and Quincy, provides library services for anyone unable to read regular print because of a visual or physical disability. Most users of the service are elderly. For more information on the talking book program, call 1-800-426-0709.The UIC Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria, located on the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria campus, is a regional site of the UIC Library of the Health Sciences at Chicago. The Library's mission is to meet the information needs of UIC students, faculty and staff. The Library contributes to teaching, research, and clinical service at UIC by acquiring, organizing, and archiving information and by providing expert staff, access to information sources in all formats, and instruction in the retrieval and use of information. The Library also extends information services to the larger community through an active outreach initiative and cooperative interlibrary loan programs. The Library is a full member of the NN/LM Greater Midwest Region and promotes the programs of the National Library of Medicine.

For further information, please contact Lori Bell at 1-800-426-0709, Peg Burnette or Jo Dorsch at (309) 671-8491.
This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes for Health, under Contract No. NO1-LM-1-3513.


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Project Healthy

A website with programs and resources on health for seniors.

Tel: 309-694-9200

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