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ASHLAND, Ky. – King’s Daughters Medical Center’s Mobile Health Unit will offer free osteoporosis screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, in the KYOVA Mall parking lot, 10699 U.S. 60, Ashland.

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones and makes them more likely to break. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is most common in women age 50 and older. As many as half of all women and a quarter of men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis.

“Osteoporosis is often called a ‘silent disease’ because there are no symptoms or pain until a bone breaks.” Tracy Woods, King’s Daughters Community Relations, said. “If detected and treated early, the disease often can be controlled and fractures prevented.”

Appointments are required for osteoporosis screenings and can be made by calling 1-888-377-KDMC.

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