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Creighton Offers Free Bone-Density Screenings

Creighton Offers Free Bone-Density Screenings

In recognition of National Osteoporosis Awareness Month (May), Creighton University will again offer free bone-density screenings to as many as 500 men and women.

To be eligible, individuals must be at least 20 years old, have not received a bone scan from Creighton’s Osteoporosis Research Center (ORC) within the past two years, and be among the first 500 callers. To receive a free scan, please call 280-BONE (2663) no later than May 31. Bone-density screenings are critical to the prevention and early detection of osteoporosis, a debilitating disease that can strike both men and women. Postmenopausal women are at particular risk.

Creighton University has been recognized as an international leader in osteoporosis research, treatment and prevention since the 1960s. The ORC, established in 1985, includes a world-renowned staff of three physicians and five Ph.D.s who conduct both basic and clinical research involving volunteer participants, with the help of close to 100 nurses, technicians and administrators.