Family physician Hannah Heckart, M.D., Great River Women’s Health,
will discuss osteoporosis at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. The seventh
program in the 10-month Red Hot Mamas series will be in the Blackhawk
Room on the lower level of Mercy Plaza, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington.
Osteoporosis affects more than 10 million people – mostly women –
in the U.S., and 35 million more have low bone density. Many people who
have the disease don’t know it until they break a bone, usually
a hip, spinal vertebrae or wrist. Dr. Heckart will explain how bone stays
healthy, bone changes at menopause, tests that identify osteoporosis and
A light supper and door prizes will be available at the free program. Reservations
are requested. Please call (319) 768-4070.
Red Hot Mamas is a program that educates women about the physical and psychological
changes that occur at menopause and helps them make informed health care
decisions. It has been educating and engaging women, and health care providers,
since 1991. For more information, please visit