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Life Line Screening Tackles Osteoperosis Next

Lifeline Screening is a private wellness and prevention company that is based in Austin, Texas. It was founded by Collin Scully and Timothy Philips in Florida, 1993. The organization is dedicated to spreading awareness about unrecognized health problems and ensuring that their patients follow up on their findings. The company provides community-based preventive health screenings in the United States of America and they screen nearly one million people each year at more than 16,000 screening events. Over the years, the company’s services have expanded and gone beyond America, with their services becoming active in the United Kingdom and Australia in 2007 and 2012, respectively.

The company prides itself over providing their customers with trustworthy health information through certified technicians in safe environments. LLS’s labs are Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments-certified and they follow the regulations set by the afore mentioned CLIA. The company’s ultrasound and medical technicians carry out tests as per the standardized protocols and recommendations and their technicians are registered with ARDMS and/or the CCI. Life Line Screening’s staff physicians cover a wide variety of medical professionals including vascular surgeons, cardiologists, and radiologists. The company also funds a K23 Award which is a research grant offered by the NHLBI and the AVA which allows them to develop careers in the field of vascular research and recently, they’ve expanded their operations to partner up with Bone Index Ltd – one of Europe’s top medical equipment manufacturer -and offer Bone Density Tests to patients who are at risk from osteoporosis.

The Bone Density Tests carried out by Life Line Screenings are an osteoporosis risk assessment which utilizes pulse echo ultrasound to detect the cortical thickness of the tibia. Osteoporosis – also known as The Silent Disease due to its victims not being aware of the fact that they may be affected – is a condition which affects the bones and causes bone loss at an alarming rate. It is responsible for over two million broken bones in the States every year and it costs around $19 billion to deal with these injuries on a nation-wide basis and according to experts, the cost will shoot up to 25.3 billion dollars by 2025. Anyone affected by the disease has the potential to suffer from fractures and sustain serious injuries. Life Line Screening has gone so far as to provide potential patients with warning signs which include a reduction in height, frequent fractures, unexpected back pain and a visible change in posture.

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