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What You Need to Know about Liver Cancer

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If you have liver cancer, or care about someone who does, learning about the disease can help you cope. Cancer is a condition in which cells in the body grow out of control. Cancer cells can grow anywhere in the body, so cancer can begin in any organ or tissue. Cancer can even spread to other tissues and organs, a process known as metastasis. Liver...

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​February is American Heart Month

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February is American Heart Month, which makes it the perfect time to reduce your risk for heart disease, heart attacks and stroke. American Heart Month has been around for decades. President Lyndon B. Johnson was the first American president to recognize the event when he issued Proclamation 3566 on December 30, 1963. The first American Heart Month...

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Study Shows Abbreviated Breast MRI may be Best Additional Screening Option for Women with Dense Breasts

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Traditional mammograms are less effective at detecting breast cancer among women with dense breast tissue, so many women request additional screening after a negative mammogram. Results from a new study suggest that abbreviated breast MRI (AB-MRI) may be a valuable tool for detecting cancer in these women. Researchers recruited 195 women into the s...

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January 2018 is National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

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Winter sports are a great way to have fun and stay in shape. Flying down the ski slopes at 25+ miles per hour or shredding the terrain on a snowboard at more than 20 mph is certainly exhilarating, but it can be dangerous, especially if you hit your head when you crash at those speeds. Hitting your head can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI), ...

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

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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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Radiologists Can Help Identify Domestic Violence

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Radiologists help doctors diagnose illnesses and evaluate the severity of injuries for millions of patients each year. Results of a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital suggest that radiologists could also help clinicians identify cases of domestic violence. To do so, though, the radiologists must be aware of the subtle patterns that can sig...

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Dementia and PTSD Diagnosis: How a 3T MRI Could Help

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Mental health issues, such as dementia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can significantly decrease the quality of life in the patients who suffer them. In many cases, the signs and symptoms of these mental health issues are quite similar; this can lead to incomplete or even inaccurate diagnoses. There is an association between dementia an...

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3D Mammography: The Key to Early Breast Cancer Detection

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and if you've been putting off having a mammogram performed, now is a great time to get it done. The American Cancer Society says women should begin having annual mammograms every year beginning at age 45, or earlier for women who have increased risks for breast cancer or who wish to have them performed bet...

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