QUINCY — Women who qualify can take advantage of a no-cost screening for the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis at the Blessing Breast Center, Suite 320, at the Blessing Health Center’s east entrance at 927 Broadway from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 12.
To qualify for the free screening a woman must:
- Not have had a DXA bone density scan in the past two years;
- not have had a heel bone density test in the past year; and
- meet one of the following criteria: Be 55 years old or older, or have suffered a fracture resulting from a fall while standing, sitting or in another body position close to the ground.
Space is limited. Women who qualify need to register at events.blessinghealth.org.
Ashley Akhtar, nurse practitioner, will conduct the screening.
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