Millman Hosts Osteoporosis Screening Event in District Office
May 15, 2006
Brooklyn, NY – On May 12, 2006 Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman hosted an osteoporosis screening event in her District Office in coordination with Long Island College Hopital. Over forty seniors and other constituents attended the event and received a free screening to measure bone density, an indicator of whether an individual is at risk for osteoporosis. Jenna Costanzo, Director of Community Health at Long Island College Hospital, administered the osteoporosis screenings which simply required placing one’s foot into the bone density scanner for immediate and accurate results. “Osteoporosis can be a painful and debilitating condition, and it is important to monitor bone mass so that any signs of decreased density can be addressed as early as possible,” said Assemblywoman Millman. “I want to thank Long Island College Hospital for helping me provide this service to the community. Raising awareness about osteoporosis is a necessary step towards ensuring that individuals stay healthy and mobile as they get older.” Nearly 34 million people in the United States are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at high risk for osteoporosis.