Season 2 Episode 5: Your osteoporosis questions answered/Trailblazing journalist

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On this edition of Sisterhood of the Second Act, host Kathy Heberle talks with physician assistant Laurie Beth Moyer about how to prevent osteoporosis and how to treat it. Sandra Brown Kelly was one of the first female reporters at the Roanoke Times she talks about what it was like to work in journalism in the 1960s.


Model of spine showing porous bone marrow
in case of osteoporosis

Bone density is a phrase women start keying in on after 50. Low bone density or osteoporosis affects 54 million. Laurie Beth Moyer, is a certified physician’s assistant and the Fracture Liaison Service Orthopaedic & Neurosciences Team Lead at LewisGale Physicians.  She joins us today to tell us how we can fight this devastating condition.

Strong bones mean less fractures and more time being able to live on your own. Being active and eating a healthy diet help stave off this disease. Moyer talks about how to recognize osteoporosis and what you can do to prevent it.

Trailblazing Journalist

Sandra Brown Kelly was one of the first women reporters at the World News and Roanoke Times.  Her long career has taken her all over the country with a second act teaching in college.

During her nearly 40-year career, Sandra Brown Kelly worked for both the Roanoke World News which was an afternoon paper, and the Roanoke Times was a morning newspaper.  While she was one of the first women reporters, she didn’t start her career as a writer. As it turns out a retail job helped her get her foot in the door.

In this edition of Sisterhood of the Second Act, Kelly tells stories from her career such has protesting the publisher’s efforts to stop women from wearing pants to work and what it was like to work the day of the Kennedy assassination.

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Sisterhood of the Second Act (SSA) is a production of New Moon Creative Media, LLC for the New Moon Network.  SSA is a lifestyle talk show for women entering a new phase of their lives.  These women may be changing careers or retirement might be on the horizon.  They may be caring for elderly parents while raising their own children or experiencing an empty nest for the first time in decades.  Whatever their situation, Sisterhood of the Second Act provides trustworthy information they can use to create a joyful, prosperous second act.

Show Notes

Laurie Beth Moyer

Sandra Brown Kelly

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