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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 fac...

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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 res...

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How Does an Ultrasound Work?

How Does an Ultrasound Work?

Have you ever had an ultrasound and wondered how they work? Here is what you need to know about the non-invasive test that can give your doctor a clear picture of what is happening inside your body. Many people associated ultrasounds with pregnancy, as many OB/GYN doctors use ultrasound to examine the babies inside pregnant women. Doctors also use ...

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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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Everything You Need to Know About Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Everything You Need to Know About Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

If you are a woman and have chronic pelvic pain, you may have pelvic congestion syndrome, also known as PCS. PCS is a chronic condition that causes pain in the lowest part of the pelvis. PCS occurs when blood accumulates in veins deep within the torso. The accumulation of blood causes the veins to bloat and twist, just like the varicose veins that ...

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Using Imaging, Artificial Intelligence and Genetics to Predict Drug Effectiveness in Personalized Medicine for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Using Imaging, Artificial Intelligence and Genetics to Predict Drug Effectiveness in Personalized Medicine for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Doctors are working towards delivering personalized medicine, an approach in which doctors tailor therapy according to each patient's unique physiology. Personalized medicine is working well in many fields of medicine, including oncology cancer care and cardiology. The approach is not as widely used in other fields, such as neurology. Now scientist...

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Everything You Need to Know about Rotator Cuff Injuries

Everything You Need to Know about Rotator Cuff Injuries

A rotator cuff injury can make life miserable. This shoulder injury can interfere with nearly every aspect of your life. Simply raising your arm to comb your hair, put on a shirt, perform certain aspects of your job, take care of your family or play your favorite sport can cause terrible shoulder pain. Rotator cuff injuries prevent millions of peop...

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