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My Periods are Painful. Could it be Adenomyosis?

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If you are between the ages of 40 and 50, and are experiencing severe symptoms during or after your period, you may have adenomyosis. This affects your uterus, the hollow muscular organ that carries the baby during pregnancy. Your uterus is lined with endometrial tissue, also known as the endometrium. This tissue thickens during the menstrual cycle...
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I Married a Zebra: How Imaging Can Help Doctors Diagnose My Husband’s Rare Illness – Pheochromocytoma

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Almost every medical student learns about the old adage Dr. Theodore Woodward coined in the late 1940s that says, "When you hear hoofbeats , think of horses not zebras." The intent is to teach medical students to look for the most common explanation for a patient's illness. Most people with high blood pressure consume too much salt, do not exercise...
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Imaging Wins Gold for Evaluating Injuries during the Olympics

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When the chance to compete on the world's largest stage comes only once every four years, athletes are often tempted to power through the pain of injury to achieve their dreams. Sometimes the bet pays off and the athlete wins a place on the podium. At other times, though, competing with an injury causes career-ending long-term damage. On-site imagi...
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What You Need to Know about Liver Cancer

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If you have liver cancer, or care about someone who does, learning about the disease can help you cope. Cancer is a condition in which cells in the body grow out of control. Cancer cells can grow anywhere in the body, so cancer can begin in any organ or tissue. Cancer can even spread to other tissues and organs, a process known as metastasis. Liver...
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​February is American Heart Month

Heart Health
February is American Heart Month, which makes it the perfect time to reduce your risk for heart disease, heart attacks and stroke. American Heart Month has been around for decades. President Lyndon B. Johnson was the first American president to recognize the event when he issued Proclamation 3566 on December 30, 1963. The first American Heart Month...
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Study Shows Abbreviated Breast MRI may be Best Additional Screening Option for Women with Dense Breasts

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Traditional mammograms are less effective at detecting breast cancer among women with dense breast tissue , so many women request additional screening after a negative mammogram. Results from a new study suggest that abbreviated breast MRI (AB-MRI) may be a valuable tool for detecting cancer in these women. Researchers recruited 195 women into the ...
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January 2018 is National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

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Winter sports are a great way to have fun and stay in shape. Flying down the ski slopes at 25+ miles per hour or shredding the terrain on a snowboard at more than 20 mph is certainly exhilarating, but it can be dangerous, especially if you hit your head when you crash at those speeds. Hitting your head can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI), ...
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Lung Cancer Rates are Down, but Lung Cancer is Still the Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths

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The good news is that lung cancer rates are dropping. The bad news is that lung cancer is still the leading cause of cancer deaths. Screenings can help doctors detect signs of lung cancer early, while the disease is most responsive to treatment. Lung cancer is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both cells. As areas of abnormal cells...
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