Know Bones About It: What women need to know about bone density and bone health Back To List

Bones play many roles in the body. They support us and allow us to move. They protect our brain, heart, and other organs from injury. They also store minerals such as calcium and phosphorous. Bone density or bone mineral density (BMD) is the amount of mineral matter in a bone per centimeter square.  When your bone mineral density is low your bones will become weak and likely to develop bone diseases such as osteomalacia and in severe cases osteoporosis. The good news is, it’s never too late to take care of your bones—find out what you need to know about bone density and bone health. Radiology staff will be in attendance to discuss bone density (DEXA) scans, how they can help predict future fracture risks and guide treatment plans for osteoporosis management. Please call 610-377-7070 to register.

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    St Luke's Gnaden Huetten Campus and St. Luke's Palmerton Campus provide a wide array of quality, health care services.

    St Luke's Palmerton Campus

    135 Lafayette Avenue Palmerton, PA 18071

    St. Luke's Gnaden Huetten Campus

    2ll North 12 th Street Lehighton, PA 18235