Bone up! Do you know the latest about Osteoporosis?


Did you know that as many as half of all women and a quarter of men older than fifty will break a bone because of Osteoporosis?

The Howell Foundation will be holding its second Luncheon Seminar with the presentation “Bone Up: What you need to know about Osteoporosis in 2015" with featured speaker Heather Hofflich, DO, FACE, Osteoporosis expert and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine.   She will be talking about new concepts in diagnosis, treatments, and fracture prevention strategies.

About our Guest Speaker

Dr. Hofflich is an associate clinical professor of medicine practicing endocrinology and internal medicine at UC San Diego Health System.

Dr. Hofflich is a leading expert in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Her research interests include new therapies for the treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. She has participated in two national clinical trials for osteoporosis.
She currently serves on the National Osteoporosis Patient Education Committee.  She also runs the San Diego bone health support group for those interested in learning more about bone health and osteoporosis.

Dr. Hofflich was named a “Top Doc" in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" in 2012, 2013, and 2014 annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society.
As an associate clinical professor of medicine, Dr. Hofflich is involved in training medical students and residents at UC San Diego School of Medicine.  She is a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology, a distinction that recognizes her outstanding achievements in endocrinology. She is also a certified clinical densitometrist, which is a professional certification in the field of bone density.

Dr. Hofflich completed her fellowship training at UC Irvine College of Medicine and her residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center. She completed her internship at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  Dr. Hofflich earned her medical degree at College of Osteopathic Medicine and her undergraduate degree at Cornell University. She is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.

When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, and enjoys hiking, biking, running and swimming.

Register TODAY as seating is filling up quickly! You can do so by visiting our website or calling 858-454-7787.   We hope to see you there!


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About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:

The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.


The organization does so by funding scholarships to scientists researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, researchers, and authors to convey the timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health. of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that will create women’s health awareness and advocacy in the community.


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Sources:  
www.howellfoundation.org
http://doctors.ucsd.edu/Details/11476

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