CERRITOS - Dr. Jorge Echeverri of Pioneer Medical Group will discuss shingles - a painful skin rash diagnosed in more than 1 million American adults each year - at a lecture May 9 at the Cerritos Senior Center.Shingles is caused by the varicella virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Echeverri will discuss shingles and what to do if you think you have the disease. The lecture starts at 8 a.m. and is free for adults ages 50 and older. Meanwhile, on May 16, Dr. Dionsisio Dabu will discuss osteoporosis at the Pioneer Medical Group office in Long Beach. Osteoporosis can strike at any age but the risk increases as you get older. It is a disease that thins and weakens bones to the point where they break easily, especially bones in the hip, spine and wrists. All lecture guests will receive a gift certificate for a free bone density screening. The meeting starts at 11 a.m. and is free to everyone. Finally, Lindsay Hutchinson, P.A., will lead a discussion on arthritis on May 23. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. on May 23 at the Cerritos Senior Center. Hutchinson will discuss the diagnosis of osteoarthritis, medications, proper home care management and simple exercises that can help with arthritis. The lecture is free for adults ages 50 and older.
********** Published: April 26, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 02