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Mammogram Screening after a COVID Vaccination

Mammogram Screening after a COVID Vaccination
Getting a mammogram screening is one of the most important things you can do for your health, and so is getting a coronavirus vaccination. Doctors recommend undergoing both procedures to help prevent serious disease, such as advanced breast cancer and COVID, which could result in death. However, many doctors are recommending that women put off thei...
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What Are the Stages of Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

What Are the Stages of Chronic Venous Insufficiency?
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a long-term vein condition that worsens over time. Doctors measure the progression of CVI in stages. Each stage of the condition can cause different signs and symptoms; treatment for CVI can vary according to its stage. CVI is a condition that affects the veins of the legs. Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from...
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What's a pulmonary embolism?

What's a pulmonary embolism?
A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in an artery in the lung; the blockage is usually a clot. The blood clot usually breaks free from another part of the body and travels to the lungs. Once in the lungs, the clot can cause serious complications. A pulmonary embolism can even be a life-threatening condition, especially if it is a large clot or there ...
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More than 20 Percent of U.S. Adults Experience Chronic Pain – How Radiology can Help Manage Pain

More than 20 Percent of U.S. Adults Experience Chronic Pain – How Radiology can Help Manage Pain
One in five American adults participating in a recent survey said they experience pain every day or on most days. Chronic pain can prevent people from working, taking care of their families, socializing, or engaging in their favorite pastime. Long-term pain can also affect mental health and reduce a person's quality of life. Fortunately, medical sc...
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History of Radiology

History of Radiology
Radiology is an important part of medical care today. The field developed relatively quickly in the 20th Century, and thanks to computer technology and artificial intelligence (AI), is still advancing. Radiology began in 1895, when Wilhelm Rontgen accidentally discovered x-rays, which is a type of radiation that can penetrate most solid objects. Th...
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How do Bones Heal?

How do Bones Heal?
Bones are incredibly strong. In fact, ounce for ounce, bones are stronger than steel and about four times stronger than concrete. Unfortunately, bones do break – and more often than you might think. In fact, people in the United States suffer approximately 15 million broken bones, also known as bone fractures, each year. About 1.8 million Americans...
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Skipping Your Mammography Exam Could Increase Your Risk of Death from Breast Cancer

Skipping Your Mammography Exam Could Increase Your Risk of Death from Breast Cancer
Women skip mammograms for a wide variety of reasons. Many women forgo their routine mammogram because it is uncomfortable, for example, or because they are scared of the results. Other women avoid mammograms because they believe they are too young or healthy to have breast cancer. Thousands of women skipped mammograms during COVID-19. Skipping a ro...
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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Held every March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month provides a good opportunity to share important information about a common and potentially deadly form of cancer. Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that affects the colon and rectum. It is the third most common type of cancer in both ...
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