Many women are at risk for osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease that results in a loss of bone density, which can make bones more susceptible to breaking. Although osteoporosis can affect any bone, fractures most commonly occur in the spine, hip or wrist.
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, one out of every two women will experience a fracture related to osteoporosis.
Comprehensive bone density testing
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Centennial offers a program that addresses both prevention and diagnosis of osteoporosis, including bone density testing, which measures bone mineral content to determine the strength of your bones and test for osteoporosis.
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