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What are Hiatal Hernias?

What are Hiatal Hernias?

A hiatal hernia is medical conditions in which part of your stomach bulges into your chest cavity. Hiatal hernias are common, especially in older adults. Some people with a hiatal hernia do not know they have one unless their doctor discovers it incidentally while diagnosing or imaging another problem. Other people experience symptoms, such as hear...

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Chest X-rays Can Help Doctors Predict the Severity of COVID-19 in Young and Middle-Age ER Patients

Chest X-rays Can Help Doctors Predict the Severity of COVID-19 in Young and Middle-Age ER Patients

Like many diseases, COVID-19 can be unpredictable. For example, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 seemed to affect mainly the elderly in the earliest days of the pandemic, and now it seems to be affecting younger people. Many of these younger patients get sicker now too. Unpredictability can make detecting and treating a disease difficult, thoug...

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Imaging Shows how COVID-19 Affects the Brain

Imaging Shows how COVID-19 Affects the Brain

COVID-19 affects the lungs to make it hard to breath, but it can also affect other areas of the body, such as the heart and kidneys. A number of recent radiology studies using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) show that infection with coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, can also affect the brain and nervous system. Docto...

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Is Calcium Scoring Right for Me?

Is Calcium Scoring Right for Me?

Calcium scoring is a medical test that provides important information about a person's risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke. Also known as coronary artery calcium scoring, calcium scoring measures the amount of calcium in the walls of the heart's arteries. Doctors have been using calcium to assess the heart health of their patients f...

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Why and When to Get Ultrasounds during Pregnancy

Why and When to Get Ultrasounds during Pregnancy

Ultrasound provides important information about your pregnancy to you and your health care provider. For example, ultrasound can confirm your pregnancy. This can be helpful when other tests provide inconclusive results. An ultrasound can also reveal whether you are pregnant with twins, triplets, or even more. Ultrasound can help your provider check...

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Do You Need Medical Testing During the Coronavirus Pandemic? Here is What You Need to Know

Do You Need Medical Testing During the Coronavirus Pandemic? Here is What You Need to Know

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has changed the way healthcare providers perform medical testing. The highly infectious disease has sickened millions of people and, sadly, it has taken the lives of tens of thousands more. Medical professionals are preparing to treat very large numbers of patients with COVID-19 while continuing to provide care t...

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Radiology Preparedness for COVID-19 - Changing the Radiology Department to Improve Overall Care

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – and the fight to control it – has continued to change since it emerged. The disease started out affecting mostly older adults, for example, but younger people are now coming down with it. Medical scientists and doctors are searching for new ways to diagnose and treat COVID-19 too. In its earliest days at the end of ...

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Got Mammogram Anxiety? Learn These Tips to Help

Got Mammogram Anxiety? Learn These Tips to Help

It's empowering to know all you can about your health, and regularly scheduled screening mammography, starting at age 45 or earlier, is a big part of maintaining your wellbeing as a woman. Although knowledge is power, it's still very common to have mammogram anxiety when the appointment reminder comes up on your calendar. Here we'll include the bes...

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