Osteoporosis screenings next week

DOWNEY - Dr. Joel Bird of the Integrative Wellness Center in Downey will conduct free osteoporosis screenings Monday and Thursday next week.Bird uses a machine called the Schick AccuaDexa Osteoporosis Testing Device, which takes a radiograph of a person's middle finger and compares the bone density to a database of other people of the same age, sex and ethnicity. The database is updated regularly and is based on research provided by the World Health Organization. According to Bird, this type of screening uses a lower dose of radiation than traditional methods and without messy creams or gels. There is also no need for patients to remove clothing. For more information on the free screenings, call (562) 658-7956. The Integrative Wellness Center is at 8036 3rd St.

********** Published: June 21, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 10