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Susan Lucci’s Dramatic Close Call with Heart Disease

Susan Lucci’s Dramatic Close Call with Heart Disease
Susan Lucci is the picture of health – she's slim, she exercises and she eats the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet. Her regular check-ups went well, routine EKGs showed no problems, and her blood pressure was on the lower end of normal. On the outside, she didn't seem to have any of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. On the inside, t...
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Digital Mammography may Improve the Detection of Breast Cancer

Digital Mammography may Improve the Detection of Breast Cancer
While many types of imaging have already shifted from film to digital formats, mammography has been one of the last to make the change. The results of a new study show that moving from film to digital mammography improved breast cancer detection in the United Kingdom by 14 percent. Making the switch did not increase the recall rates, which is the f...
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Shoulder “Brightness” on Ultrasound Imaging - A Sign of Diabetes?

Shoulder “Brightness” on Ultrasound Imaging - A Sign of Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes has a number of warning signs, such as frequent urination, increased thirst, fatigue, hunger, and slow wound healing. The results of a new study suggest that shoulder "brightness" on an ultrasound test might also be a sign of diabetes. Doctors frequently use ultrasound to diagnose shoulder problems, such as sprains, strains, tears, ...
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Mammography Screening at 30 Beneficial for Some Women

Mammography Screening at 30 Beneficial for Some Women
The current American Cancer Society guidelines suggest that women ages 40 to 44 could undergo mammograms every year if they want to, and that women ages 45 to 54 get mammograms every year. Many professional groups, including the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), recommend beginning routing screening at 40. Recommendations for younger wo...
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How MRI can Help Your Doctor Assess Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

How MRI can Help Your Doctor Assess Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help doctors determine the risk for cardiovascular disease in patients who do not have known risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease, according to a new study . Certain factors put individuals at higher risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), such as coronary artery disease and stroke. These risk fa...
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Breakthrough MRI Study Identifies Three Types of Depression

Breakthrough MRI Study Identifies Three Types of Depression
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) , researchers have now identified three sub-types of depression, including one type that does not respond to commonly prescribed anti-depressants. Depression is common in the United States and all over the world. About 8.1 percent of American adults over the age of 20 experience depression, according to the re...
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New Study Shows the Value of Getting a Second Opinion When You Receive a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

New Study Shows the Value of Getting a Second Opinion When You Receive a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
When they receive a diagnosis of breast cancer, many women and their doctors want to begin treatment immediately. Early treatment is usually a great idea when it comes to cancer care, as treatment is usually most effective in the earliest stages of cancer, when the disease is most responsive to treatment. While it is important to start treatment as...
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Do You Have Stomach Cancer? Are You Scared that You Might? Here is What You Need to Know

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Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with stomach cancer? Are you concerned that you have stomach cancer? Here is what you need to know. As its name implies, stomach cancer is a type of cancer, which is a group of unhealthy cells that grow rapidly. Cancer is a progressive disease, which means it grows worse. Cancer progresses in stages. Doct...
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