Osteoporosis Topic of Upcoming Free Lecture on Sept. 10

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Sept. 8, 2009 – Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become weak and are more likely to break. In the United States alone, 10 million people have osteoporosis, and millions more have low bone mass (called osteopenia), placing them at risk for osteoporosis and broken bones. One out of every two women and one in four men over age 50 will break a bone during their lifetime due to osteoporosis.

To learn more about this prevalent condition, Southeast Georgia Health System is presenting the seminar, “Osteoporosis.” This presentation, part of the Health System’s ongoing series of free community lectures, is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick.

The speaker for this event is orthopaedic surgeon J. Kevin Brooks, MD. Brooks is a native of Georgia and is a member of the medical staff of Southeast Georgia Health System and Southern Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Brunswick.

Brooks was the valedictorian of his senior class at Ware County High School in 1990. He went on to graduate with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he was a Ty Cobb Scholar, Troutman Weir Scholar Athlete of the Year, and an officer of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

He obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) and earned the Outstanding Surgery Research Award and election into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Brooks completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at MCG in 2003 and served as an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery there for two years before joining the staff of Southern Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Brooks has earned Fellowship status with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and is board certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

The community lectures series seminar in Brunswick is “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Room on the Brunswick Campus. To reserve a seat for this lecture or any other lectures in the series, please call 912-466-5160 or register online at www.sghs.com and click on the Calendar of Events.