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.