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May 15, 2012
Loyola to Offer Free Osteoporosis Screenings
WHAT: The Loyola Osteoporosis & Metabolic Bone Disease Center will offer free osteoporosis screenings with physician interpretation of results and a recommendation plan.
The following people are eligible for the screenings:
- Women ages 50 and older with a strong family history of osteoporosis
- Men and premenopausal women who have a history of low-trauma fractures
- Men ages 70 and older and postmenopausal women who have not had a bone scan and have not been diagnosed with bone loss
No appointment is necessary. Walk-ins are welcome. Visit LoyolaMedicine.org/lectures to sign up for electronic notifications. For more information, call (888) LUHS-888 (888-584-7888).
WHEN: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, May 18
WHERE: Loyola Outpatient Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, IL 60153
MEDIA: Contact Nora Dudley in Media Relations at (708) 417-5014 with any questions.
Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.