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Treating Uterine Fibroids With Uterine Artery Embolization

Treating Uterine Fibroids With Uterine Artery Embolization
Uterine fibroids are surprisingly common - affecting from 70% to 90% of women by the time they reach age 50, according to the CDC - yet many women are unfamiliar with these growths and the impact they can have on their health and wellness. Fibroids are benign tumors comprising smooth muscle cells and other types of tissue, and they can range in siz...
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Spider Veins and Varicose Veins: More Than "Just" a Cosmetic Problem

Spider Veins and Varicose Veins: More Than "Just" a Cosmetic Problem
Spider veins - even the name sounds ugly. Still, the hard truth is, most of us will develop these tiny, weblike, purplish veins at some point in our lives - and some of us will develop quite a few. And right about now, just as the warm weather is starting to roll in full force, is when most of us start to notice them. That's because spider veins - ...
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These 3 Imaging Tests Can Help Determine Your Risk of Stroke

These 3 Imaging Tests Can Help Determine Your Risk of Stroke
Every year in the U.S., nearly 800,000 people suffer a stroke, according to data from the CDC, and more than 600,000 of those are first-time strokes. What's more the CDC says about 130,000 people die each year as a result of strokes, which are also the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S.Most strokes - about 85% - are ischemic strokes,...
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Nervous About Your Visit? Here's How We Can Help

Nervous About Your Visit? Here's How We Can Help
Medical care can be stressful - even simple diagnostic procedures that are completely noninvasive. It's not uncommon to be nervous and anxious when seeing a medical care provider; many people who come to RAI already have some level of anxiety about an existing underlying medical issue or worrisome symptoms for which a cause hasn't yet been identifi...
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6 Misconceptions that Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease

6 Misconceptions that Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease
According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for almost one in every four deaths. Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a "man's disease," around the same number of women and men die each year of heart disease in the U.S. Yet, many Americans don't know that. Our recent survey found that many ...
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It's National Youth Sports Safety Month: Keep Your Kids Injury-Free With These 10 Tips

It's National Youth Sports Safety Month: Keep Your Kids Injury-Free With These 10 Tips
April is National Youth Sports Safety Month, a month dedicated to helping raise awareness of sports injuries in kids while also helping parents, coaches and student athletes learn how to avoid injuries. First observed in 2001, National Youth Sports Safety Month was established by a devoted mom in Massachusetts whose daughter suffered a devastating ...
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Your Doctor Prescribed a Transvaginal Ultrasound: Here's What You Should Know

Your Doctor Prescribed a Transvaginal Ultrasound: Here's What You Should Know
Ultrasound imaging provides a wealth of detailed information about the structures inside of your body as well as the processes that are going on, obtaining "still" photographs as well as real-time video images that demonstrate how well your body is performing certain functions. Most ultrasound exams obtain those images by passing a handheld device ...
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Using MRIs to Detect Autism in Babies

Using MRIs to Detect Autism in Babies
Is it possible to know as early as infancy when a child is on the autism spectrum? This is a topic debated for years in the medical community. In 2011, researchers at Stanford University discovered a distinct difference in the brain chemistry of children with autism. Specifically, they found that the gray matter had a unique organization. It is bel...
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Your Doctor Ordered a Screening Mammogram: Now What

Your Doctor Ordered a Screening Mammogram: Now What
A yearly screening mammogram brings anxiety for many women, in part, because they don't have all the information they need to understand how the test works and why it is so important. It's that time of year again. Your doctor has ordered a screening mammogram for you, so now what?Why Get a Screening Mammogram?Your annual screening mammogram is a di...
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Sports Injury: What Kind of Tests Will Your Doctor Perform

Sports Injury: What Kind of Tests Will Your Doctor Perform
Whether you are getting ready for the spring training season or just looking to boost your fitness level, sports injuries are a concern. Imaging is a critical diagnostic tool because the pictures tell a story about your body and what isn't working right. Your doctor will likely order imaging tests in order to make a diagnosis and create a working c...
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