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Bone Health Program

The Bone Health Program at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital is a service dedicated to treating bone conditions, including prevention and care for osteoporosis.

The program offers preventive services and treatment plans for all those at risk for bone issues — from adolescents to seniors. It participates in and has been recognized by Own the Bone, a program of prevention strategies supported by the American Orthopaedic Association.

Most people with weak or brittle bones are unaware of the condition until they fall and experience a serious fracture. The Bone Health Program screens, identifies and cares for individuals with bone issues. You’ll also receive education and support around lifestyle changes that help bone health. The goal is to improve the health of your bones and bring an end to second fractures and fragility fractures, and reduce your risk of falling.

If you believe you may be at risk, call our nurse navigator today at (502) 559-4578.

What to expect from the Bone Health Program

  • A full range of specialists, therapists and health care professionals, including a physical therapist, dietitian, nurse practitioner and osteoporosis specialists
  • A nurse navigator for one-on-one support and assistance with resources, referrals to specialists, help understanding insurance coverage and arranging transportation
  • Educational materials geared toward you and your condition
  • Health and nutritional resources
  • Treatment of fractures caused by osteoporosis
  • The Own the Bone toolbox, which includes lifestyle counseling, bone mineral testing and medication therapy
  • State-of-the-art bone densitometry DEXA (stands for dual energy X-ray absorptiometric) scanner and dedicated technologists specifically trained in bone density scanning

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