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La Union Celebrates “Arthritis and Osteoporosis Awareness week 2019”

The Philippine Rheumatology Association (PRA) together with Osteoporosis Society of the Philippines Foundation Inc. (OSPFI) conducted a province wide campaign in October 2019 on Joint pains and brittle bones. These month-long activities are supported by La Union Medical Society (LUMS), Geriatric Core team of Ilocos Training & Regional Medical Center and Philippine College of Physicians – Northwestern Luzon Chapter (PCPNWL). 

the group provided free peripheral densitometry, uric acid screen, sugar and cholesterol screen to the senior citizens of Municipality of Bauang, La Union. Lectures on End of Life by Dr. Emmylou Casem of Palliative Medicine and “Rayuma” by Dr. Joseph Patricio. A total of 160 members of the elderly group benefitted from this endeavor. This is part of the celebration of the “Elderly Filipino Week” by the government.
 

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