PSA on Broken Bones Due to Osteoporosis / Low Bone Density
Dear PSA Director,
There is a lot you can do to protect your bones throughout your life. You’re never too young or too old to improve the health of your bones.
Most people are not aware that all people over the age of 65 that are on Medicare are entitled to FREE bone density tests every two years.
Osteoporosis and low bone mass are diagnosed with a bone density test. The most common bone density test is a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan that is quick, safe, and easy. This is used to diagnose osteoporosis BEFORE you break a bone, help to estimate your chances of breaking a bone in the future, and monitor the effectiveness of osteoporosis treatments.
Osteoporosis is a major health threat to 54 million Americans. Studies show that half of all women and a quarter of all men over the age of 50 will break a done due to osteoporosis in their lifetime. A women’s risk of breaking a hip due to osteoporosis is equal to her risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer combined. And a man aged 50 or older is more likely to break a bone due to osteoporosis than he is to get prostate cancer.
Please help BHOF, the nation’s leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, to share this vital information with your audience. We are a 501(c)3 organization. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have or provide any additional information you may need. Please feel free to contact me directly at 703-647-3025 or email@example.com.