August 31, 2012 | SOI General: Headquarters

Overcoming Low Bone Density

By Karl Hejlik

Virginia, a Special Olympics athletes in Hawaii, thought her health was great, until a visit to Healthy Athletes proved otherwise. A bone density screening revealed her to be at risk. “I was worried because she’s very active," said Paul Lee, Virginia’s father and a certified Special Olympics coach. "The doctor said he would have never thought to screen her until she was 45.” Virginia was immediately put on medication. Today, as an active 27 year old, her bone health is good to go.

About Karl Hejlik: I am SOI's Senior Manager for Health and Research Communications

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