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September 23, 2018

Bone Density Screenings Part of St. Luke, Michaud’s Outreach to Promote Better Health


FULTON – Nurses from Michaud and St. Luke Health Services have again teamed up to offer free bone density screenings at various locations in Oswego County.

“Our bone density screening program is a great chance for folks to receive valuable health information free of charge,” said Michaud nurse Dorothy Reitz, RN.

From left is St. Luke Health Services nurse Anna Waite, as she completes a bone density screening for Patricia Bocko; while Michaud Health Services nurse Dorothy Reitz discusses a screening result with Agnes Parker. The nurses were at Simeon DeWitt Apartments in Oswego recently.

From left is St. Luke Health Services nurse Anna Waite, as she completes a bone density screening for Patricia Bocko; while Michaud Health Services nurse Dorothy Reitz discusses a screening result with Agnes Parker. The nurses were at Simeon DeWitt Apartments in Oswego recently.

“Healthy bone mass is important throughout our lives, but especially so as we grow older,” Reitz added. “As we age our bones can become more fragile leading to an increased risk of fracture as a result of falls. The information provided by the screening we offer may help you to improve your health and quality of life; especially for those who may be experiencing the onset of osteoporosis.”

The screening is easy to do and only takes a few minutes to complete. Nurses are available to discuss the screening results and any answer health-related questions.

The free screenings will continue to be held at a variety of locations through the year.

For information on dates and times for the free bone density screenings offered by Michaud and St. Luke Health Services, please check community calendars.

If your group is interested in hosting a free bone density screening, please contact the Community Relations Department at St. Luke Health Services at 342-3166 to make arrangements.

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