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Lung Cancer Rates are Down, but Lung Cancer is Still the Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths

Lung Cancer X-Ray
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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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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What You Need to Know about a Coronary Calcium Scan

What You Need to Know about a Coronary Calcium Scan
February is the month that hearts shine all over the world and it is also when health care professionals work to raise awareness about all things coronary. In other words, February is American Heart Health Month and a good time for you to look closely at your lifestyle to see what you can do to be heart smart this year. Part of your plan may includ...
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MRI and Claustrophobia: Finding Ways to Cope

MRI and Claustrophobia: Finding Ways to Cope
Claustrophobia is an irrational fear of being enclosed and having no way to escape. Unfortunately, that is the very essence of the traditional MRI, which slides a patient into a tube, so strong magnetic fields and radio waves can create images of the internal structures of the body. HealthResearchFunding.org reports that while only about 13 percent...
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What is the Difference Between an MRI and a CT Scan?

What is the Difference Between an MRI and a CT Scan?
Unless you are a diagnostic imaging specialist, you may find all that radiology mumbo-jumbo a little confusing. One question many patients ask is, "What's the difference between a CT scan and MRI scans?"  Maybe you watch a lot of medical television shows, or maybe you have been to the hospital with a friend or family member.  Either way, ...
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Different Types of X-ray and MRI Exams: Know Your Testing

Different Types of X-ray and MRI Exams: Know Your Testing
Whether we like it or not, certain medical conditions require testing and scans that can be uncomfortable or sometimes invasive. If a doctor is unable to make a diagnosis with just blood tests and a physical, they may ask you to come to the radiology department for X-ray testing, a CAT scan, or an MRI. Know your tests so you can be prepared for wha...
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Calcium Scoring, a Crucial Exam at the Lowest Price Around

Calcium Scoring, a Crucial Exam at the Lowest Price Around
What is coronary calcium scoring, And How Much Does it Cost?

Coronary calcium scoring is a procedure that use a special X-ray called a CT scan to find the buildup of calcified plaque on the walls of the arteries of the heart. This exam is NOT often covered by insurance and we take pride in charging the lowest rate in the area for the exam: $49.

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