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How do Bones Grow?

How do Bones Grow?
Kids grow up so fast. In fact, a baby grows about 10" in the first year of life and grows several inches each year after that, especially during puberty. All of this growth is due to growing bones.But how exactly do bones grow?Babies are born with about 300 bones, and full-grown adults have only 206. Babies have tiny bones compared with adults, of ...
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Brain Scans and Dementia – What do the Medical Tests Show?

Brain Scans and Dementia – What do the Medical Tests Show?
Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of brain conditions that affect memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily life. About 50 million people worldwide have dementia, according to the World Health Organization, and there are almost 10 million new cases each year. There are many different conditions under the u...
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Which Sports are Associated with the Most Injures?

Which Sports are Associated with the Most Injures?
Participating in sports is a great way to stay active and healthy, but suffering a sports injury can take you out of the game. Some sports are especially dangerous and associated with high injury rates.Sports are incredibly popular. The number of high school kids participating in high school sports reached an all-time high of 7,980,886 in 2017-18, ...
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Doctors Use CT Scans to Diagnose and Manage Lung Disease Associated with Vaping

Doctors Use CT Scans to Diagnose and Manage Lung Disease Associated with Vaping
Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or "vaping," have been making the news lately. As of October 10, 2019, the CDC had linked vaping with 29 deaths and 1,299 lung injuries. The cases occurred in 49 states, the District of Columbia and the United States Virgin Islands. Illinois and California were the hardest hit, although states like ...
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The Important Role of Radiology in Gender Reassignment Surgery

The Important Role of Radiology in Gender Reassignment Surgery
Approximately 0.6 percent of adults in the United States – about 1.4 million people – identify as transgender, according to research by Williams Institute. About 30,100 people New Jersey adults (0.44 percent) identify as transgender. Gender reassignment surgery can greatly improve the quality of life for transgender people. Every member of the medi...
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Can Contrast Hurt my Kidneys?

Can Contrast Hurt my Kidneys?
Your doctor may order an MRI, CT scan or other diagnostic tests to learn important information about a disease or injury, and to help in the diagnosis and treatment of the problem. Depending on your exact case, your doctor may request the use of a contrast dye to enhance the results of the test. While the tests and contrast dyes used are generally ...
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Do You Have an Increased Risk of Knee Injury? A Single MRI Measurement Can Help You Find Out

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Knee injuries can sideline professional and amateur athletes alike. The results of a new study suggest that a single magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurement can help doctors determine patients' risk for knee injuries associated with kneecap instability.The kneecap protects the knee and plays an important role in how the knee bends. It is a sma...
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FDA Shares New Guidance for Medical Device Manufacturers to Make MRIs Safer

FDA Shares New Guidance for Medical Device Manufacturers to Make MRIs Safer
Because it does not use radiation to create images of tissues and organs inside a living body, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the safest diagnostic tests used today. While relatively safe, MRIs do pose unique safety hazards for patients and others near or inside the magnetic resonance (MR) environment. To ensure safety and effectiveness...
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