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Scoliosis Screening Offered at Houston County Middle Schools
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Scoliosis Screening Offered at Houston County Middle Schools

The Houston County Board of Education is offering free Scoliosis screenings for all middle school students Jan. 25 – 27, 2011, and Feb. 1, 2011. 

The screening will be offered to all sixth and eighth graders in cooperation with the Houston County Health Department. 

For the screening, students should wear undergarments and single layers of comfortable clothing such as a t-shirt.  Parents will be notified only if a child does not pass the screening. 

 Scoliosis is a physical condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine.  Most cases of scoliosis are mild but severe cases can be disabling.  Scoliosis affects two to three percent of the population - about 6 million people in the U. S.  The primary age for the onset of scoliosis is 10 to 15 years of age, when rapid growth is occurring or just before puberty. 

It occurs equally among both genders, but females are eight times more likely to progress to a curve magnitude that requires treatment. 

There is no cure for this disease which affects people worldwide without regard to race or socio-economic status.  For further information, visit www.scoliosis.org.

Contact Kathryn Shiplett, R.N, Lead Nurse at 478-929-7767 ext. 0 for more information.

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