“Securing this grant funding and purchasing the new technology is a major victory for the organization and our patients,” said Deborah Cronin-Waelde, RN, ONC, coordinator of the Hallmark Health Bone and Joint Program. “The Junior Aid Association of Malden is a valued supporter of Hallmark Health and we can’t thank them enough for giving us the ability to bring this type of health care into the community.”

Bone density screenings allow for early detection and treatment of osteoporosis, the most prevalent bone disorder in the United States. Osteoporosis is a condition that after age 50 causes bone fractures in one out of three women and one out of five men due to a gradual loss of bone material making bones more fragile and more likely to break even after a minor fall. Osteroporsis affects an estimated 75 million people in the US, Europe and Japan.

The Hallmark Health Bone and Joint Program at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford is a comprehensive program that provides patients with the highest level of orthopaedic care. The program is staffed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeons and specially trained nurses and therapists that are among the best in the region. With the Hallmark Health Bone and Joint Program it is no longer necessary to travel into Boston for high-quality orthopaedic care, as the program offers the same up-to-date procedures close to home.

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham, and Hallmark Health Medical Center.


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