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www.LovellChronicle.com July 21, 2011 I The Lovell Chronicle I 3 Treasure your bones: learning the facts about osteoporosis BY PATTI CARPENTER The term osteoporo- sis means "porous bones." About 60 people filled the multi-purpose room at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell on July 18, hoping to learn about how to prevent the condition caused by the disease osteoporosis. The disease causes a thinning of bone tissue that results in loss of bone tissue over time causing bone to become fragile and to frac- ture easily. Those afflict- ed with an advanced case of the disease usually have a characteristic "hump" caused by multiple frac- tures of the spine. Ken Ferbrache, MPAS, PA-C, presented partici- pants with a comprehen- sive overview of the risks and preventative measures that can be taken to avoid or minimize the bone loss caused by the disease. He discussed specific ways to slow down or stop bone loss through healthy lifestyle changes such as diet, ex- ercise and, in some cases, the use of medications. He also discussed screening through bone density pro- grams available at North Big Horn Hospital. He reviewed a study that showed how the sim- ple addition of a walking program helped reduce the symptoms of the disease dramatically for most peo- ple who participated in the PATII CARPENTER Ken Ferbrache speaks to a group of participants about osteoporosis at a recent educational seminar held at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell. study. To encourage par- ticipants to adopt a similar walking program, the hos- pital provided free pedom- eters and a walking log to all who attended the meet- ing. After the session about 18 participants signed up for bone density screening at the hospital. Hospital staff offered to help par- ticipants determine if their insurance would cover the procedure, which costs roughly $500. The presentation was part of an on-going edu- cational series offered for free to the public. Upcom- ing programs include a women's health program in the early part of October, a health fair to be held on September 24 and a pro- gram offering flu shots and preventative information called "Caf6 Influenza" to be held sometime in Octo- ber. Please re-use and recycle lb UNIVERS1TV oF VOMING UW Statewide Elementary Education Coordinator Position We are seeking a Coordinator for the Statewide Elementary Education Program offered through the UW College of Education and the Outreach School. "Ihis program is for place-bound students seeking certification in elementary education. The coordinator position is a half-time, 12-month, benefited position. It is a temporary position with the possibility of renewal in subsequent years. Key responsibilities are student recruitment, academic advising and student support, and program leadership, reporting, and planning. he position requires a person with an education background and experience working in education settings (public schools and/or higher education), the ability to travel throughout Wyoming on a regular basis, and availability to collaborate with UW elementary education and outreach school personnel. See http://www.uwyo.edu/ted/statewide-dem-position.html for a detailed description of the position and application requirements. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 22 and will continue until the position is filled. .'"   *APY= AnnualPercentage Yield Earlywithdrawal p ............ pry E)ividenctsam paid quarterly,toO at ....... I ........ ty Tte ... , minimumbalancetOolenheaccountandPJeamPodLchsetNYis$SPO kaEedoesm)fapplyiolRACelttficateMqmbership etolbillty required MembelS may ir/(:rease rate wih bmartF'oin Certain reslrlctirms may rpply Conla: US lor ,peCfi[: d]talls kholarshi Film Fest organizers gear up for event BY PATTI CARPENTER Organizers of the Hyart Film Fes- tival are preparing to present 64 films to the public at showings that will take place over a three-day period at the historic Hyart Theatre in Lovell. The event will take place Aug. 11-13. This is the second year for the festival. Last year an average of 60-80 people attended the showings. Jason Zel!er, a filmmaker him- self specializing in animation, spear- headed the creation of the festival and hopes that even more people will at- tend this year. Zeller and a special committee handpicked the films for the festival from more than 300 films received. Most of the films are family- friendly, with the exception of the hor- ror films that will be shown on Friday night. According to Zeller, some of the horror films would be "a little much for children" and some of them are a little much for Zeller himself, who doesn't particularly care for scary movies. Zeller and the committee specifically sought out films without nudity, offen- sive language or violence to make the overall event accessible to families. A block of films shown on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 3 p.m. will be mostly animated and geared towards children. HYART FILM FESTIVAL LOLL, WYOMING Out of the 64 films that were se- lected, 21 are animated. The typical length is under five minutes. Zeller is pleased with the high quality of the films this year. Zeller is proud of the fact that three of last year's films have gone on to "bigger things." Last year's peo- ple's choice winner, "The Desperate," went on to win 40 different awards for best short films at other festivals and is slated to be made into a full length movie. The sci-fi film, "Cockpit," a computer-generated film shown last year, is also being made into a feature length film, and the animated short "Sneeze Me Away," is being made into a cartoon series. For this year's festival, Zeller rec- ommends "Snow Day," a family friend- ly animated comedy based on the clas- sic character Frosty the Snowman. He also recommends, "An Evening with My Comatose Mother," a film that has already won several awards at other film festivals, to those who like "really scary movies." Another fa- vorite is a film called "Quirk of Fate," which is a good drama with a similar theme to the classic movie "It's a won- derful life." The films will be shown in "blocks" over a three-day period ' Aug. 11-13, starting at 7 p.m., on Thursday. A second block of films will be shown on Friday at 7 p.m. and the horror films will be shown on the same evening at 9 p.m. Particularly kid-friendly films will be shown on Saturday at 3 p.m. and a more general interest block will be shown at 7 p.m. that evening. At- tendees can purchase individual pass- es for certain blocks or a pass for all showings at the festival. Zeller ex- pects to post a schedule soon at the Hyart that will show the names and descriptions of films that will be pre- sented during the various time blocks. He also plans to insert a schedule in an upcoming issue of the Lovell Chronicle. Rx awareness group plans panel discussion The Prescription Drug Awareness group held their regular meeting at the New Horizons Care Center multi- purpose room in Lovell on Tuesday. The group dis- cussed plans for a panel dis- cussion to raise awareness of prescription drug abuse in the community. The pan- el discussion, which will be geared toward raising par- ent awareness, will be open to the public and will take place sometime in the fall. The exact date for the event has not been sched- uled yet, but organizers ex- pect it to take place some- time around the end of September or early October. The group is already seek- ing input from the commu- nity about what informa- tion would be most useful to cover in the discussion. For more information or to provide feedback contact Naomi Burns at bhhealth- coalition@gmail.com. ATTENTION MINERS Active, Retired or Eligible Contractor's (Coal, Trona, Bentonite, Sand & Gravel, Uranium, etc.) FREE WELLNESS TESTING MOBILE WELLNESS SCREENING PROGRAM: Blood Pressure, Blood Chemistry, Chest X-Ray, EKG, Urinalysis, Complete Blood Count, Hearing Screening, Pulmonary Function, Vision Screening, Weight, Height, Body Fat Analysis, Stool Screening, PSA and Wellness Screening. 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