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05/18/06 - Lufkin

WHMC Offers the Latest Technology in Bone Density Testing

by Ramonica R. Jones

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. It's called the 'silent disease' because bone loss occurs without any symptoms.

Osteoporosis is to blame for about 1.5 million fractures each year. Osteoporosis affects people of all ages, but the older you get, the more fragile your bones become.

Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin offers the latest technology in bone density testing. Medicare provides coverage of bone mass measurements once every two years for Medicare patients at risk for osteoporosis.

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