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For nearly a century, MacNeal has been providing quality healthcare to the Berwyn community and its surrounding area. Families continue to trust us with the care of their loved ones because of the strong relationships we've built with them over the years. And as our community grows, MacNeal consistently expands our scope of care to keep every generation of your family growing strong.
Today, the MacNeal Health Network serves the healthcare needs of more than one million people in the near west and southwest suburbs of Chicago. Along with MacNeal Hospital, a 427-bed fully accredited teaching hospital, our network is comprised of ten primary care centers, a resource library, a school for at-risk children and many other programs. Nearly 90% of our 400 physicians are board-certified, and many speak Spanish. This breadth of service at MacNeal ensures that you and your family receive the level of care you deserve, year after year.
For help in finding a quality physician for your family, to schedule an appointment, or to speak directly with a nurse, call our Physician Referral Service and Nurse Advice Line at 1-888-MACNEAL today.
Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become weak and brittle. If left unchecked, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks (fracture).
Bone mineral density (BMD) testing is a way to get checked for osteoporosis. Though a BMD test may not be appropriate for everyone, it may provide an important prevention opportunity.
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Ways to prevent osteoporosis
Get some basic information about osteoporosis and learn about the controversy surrounding hormone use in preventing bone loss.
Osteoporosis, breast cancer, and eating disorders: not just for women
Find out what can put a man at risk for osteoporosis and what preventive measures can be taken.
Osteoporosis is becoming an increasing concern among men.
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Calcium is essential to build and maintain strong bones at all stages of life, and therefore help prevent and/or manage osteoporosis. Read more here.
There have been research studies on dietary intake and its relation to the bone health of young girls, the results of which have been mixed. But overall, it seems reasonable to conclude that school-age girls who drink a lot of carbonated soft drinks are increasing their risk of osteoporosis.
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