News Release

December 31, 2008

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Do You Have Boomeritis?

January 29 Discovery Series to Focus on Upper Extremity Injuries

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Baby boomers, beware. Are you experiencing aches, pains or injuries in your shoulder, elbows, or hands? You might be suffering from “boomeritis,” a term used to define the escalating number of sports-related injuries happening to men and women over age 45.

A free Discovery Series program will address how to prevent and treat upper extremity injuries on Thursday, January 29, at the University of Connecticut Health Center. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Keller Auditorium. To register, call 800-535-6232.

Experts from the New England Musculoskeletal Institute will discuss upper extremity injuries in the active adult and ways to prevent and treat boomeritis. Dr. Augustus Mazzocca will talk about elbow injuries, Dr. Craig Rodner will discuss hand injuries, and Dr. Kevin P. Shea’s topic will be shoulder injuries. Dr. Jay R. Lieberman, director of the New England Musculoskeletal Institute, will moderate.

More information about the New England Musculoskeletal Institute is available at

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