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Creighton Offers Events, Bone Screenings as Part of Osteoporosis Month

Creighton Offers Events, Bone Screenings as Part of Osteoporosis Month

As part of Osteoporosis Awareness Month., the Creighton University Osteoporosis Research Center (ORC) will offer two public events in May as well as an opportunity to receive complimentary bone-density screenings.

ORC Director Robert Recker, M.D., will speak on bone health and osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment at two free events on Tuesday, May 11, 7-8 p.m., and again on Saturday, May 15, 10-11 a.m., at Creighton University Medical Center’s Morrison Seminar Room, 601 N. 30th St.

Persons attending either presentation will have an opportunity to register for complimentary bone-density screenings, which are critical to the prevention and early detection of osteoporosis. To be eligible, individuals must be at least 19 years old, have not received a bone scan from Creighton within the past two years, and weigh less than 300 pounds.

Creighton’s Osteoporosis Research Center has been recognized for decades as one of the top bone research and treatment centers in the world. The center has played a critical role in the identification of osteoporosis as a serious health threat, particularly to postmenopausal women, and the development of current standards for osteoporosis screening, treatment, and prevention.

For more information on the complimentary bone-density screenings, call Jennifer Larsen at 402.280.4489.