Thursday, July 7, 2011

Loyola to Offer Free Osteoporosis Screenings

Tests to identify common and debilitating bone disorder


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 40 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

Appointments are recommended. Limited walk-ins will be accommodated based on availability. To schedule an appointment, call (888) LUHS-888 (888-584-7888).


9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, July 15 WHERE: Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge*

6800 N. Frontage Rd.

Burr Ridge, IL 60527

*Parking is free

MEDIA: Contact Nora Plunkett in Media Relations at (708) 417-5014 with any questions.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part 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. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At 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 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago 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.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.