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HEALTH BONES ACTION WEEK- Don’t wait until you’re in High Risk of Osteoporosis, Act now

20/08/2018

Healthy Bones action week runs from 20th August – 26th August 2018 to raise awareness of Bone Health and Osteoporosis. Established in 1994, Healthy Bones spreads the knowledge of Osteoporosis as it is one of the least- discussed, undiagnosed and untreated diseases in Australia.

Protecting your bones from osteoporosis can start from any age. Developing the foundations of healthy bone growth as a child to maintaining the strength and density of your bone mass as an adult is vital to protect your bones from osteoporosis and avoidable fractures.

Healthy Bones encourages all ages to take 3 simple actions to help with prevention.

  1. Consuming plenty of calcium-rich foods, such as milk, cheese and yoghurt, every day.
  2. Participating in regular exercise and physical activity.
  3. Having regular and safe sun exposure for adequate vitamin D production.

Qscan Group would like to partake in spreading awareness by highlighting the importance of getting regular Bone Mineral Density scans.

Bone Mineral Density is available at:
Qscan Radiology Clinics: Annerley, Redcliffe, Red Hill, Windsor, Burleigh Waters, Parkwood

xradiology: Toowong

North Coast Radiology: Ballina, Grafton, Lismore, Ryde

Universal Medical Imaging: Braddon, Gungahlin, Kingston Foreshore