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February 28, 2012 – Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center announced today its next free osteoporosis support group session will be held on March 20 at 2 p.m. in Boardroom A of Catskill Regional Medical Center’s main Harris campus.


The group sessions, held quarterly, offer advice, encouragement and education to osteoporosis patients. Osteoporosis causes bones to become thin, weak and break easily. Called the “silent disease” because it has no specific symptoms, osteoporosis affects people of all ages and is difficult to diagnose.


Catskill Regional Medical Center’s osteoporosis support group provides patients with the latest information about the disease and provides a unique forum for patients to discuss strategies to manage osteoporosis. The support group is led by one of Catskill Regional Medical Center’s highly experienced nurse practitioners, and complements the wide range of services and advanced technology that Catskill Regional Medical Center offers Sullivan County and its surrounding communities.


Diane Primevera, FNP, leads the group. She has been with Catskill Regional Medical Center since 1977 and is a nurse practitioner at the Women’s Health Center, specializing in primary care and women’s health. She is also a member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation.


Registration is not required. For more information, call the Women’s Health Center at 845-794-7897.

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