January is Thyroid Awareness Month, which aims to bring awareness and education to issues related to the thyroid. The thyroid is a small gland at the front of your neck that controls how your body uses energy. When you have a thyroid gland issue, your body’s systems may not be working properly. If your doctor suspects that a thyroid condition may be at the root of your symptoms or issues, he or she may order a thyroid test to evaluate the health of your thyroid. Below, we will touch on a few thyroid tests you should know about.
If you suspect you are pregnant or know you are currently pregnant, chances are you will undergo a prenatal ultrasound to confirm pregnancy or check on the development of your baby. In this article, we will discuss what a prenatal ultrasound is and share some commonly asked questions about ultrasounds throughout pregnancy.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, around 6.1 million women in the United States between ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant. If you are like one of these millions of other women in the U.S. who have had trouble conceiving, your doctor may suggest either a test called a hysterogram or a hysterosalpingogram. While these procedures share a prefix, they are used differently depending on every case. Let's discuss what each is used for and point out the differences between them.
Radiology is one of the most important fields of medicine. Since its inception, the field of radiology has expanded to become more innovative and cutting edge. In this article, we will look into three famous radiologists whose contributions have had a long-lasting impact on the history of radiology.
Osteoporosis causes the bones to become more fragile and more likely to break and is usually found in older people. A DEXA scan evaluates or measures bone density. In this article, we will describe everything you need to know about a DEXA scan.
Each year, over 40 million screening mammograms are performed in the United States as more people are recognizing the vital role they play in early detection. If you have yet to experience a mammogram screening, we will discuss what to expect when you get a mammogram.
Lately, there has been a lot of news surrounding health complications caused by the use of e-cigarettes or “vaping” as it’s more commonly known. We’ve seen an overwhelming growth in the popularity of vaping over the past few years, especially among teenagers and young people. According to one study, about 37% of high school seniors reported vaping in 2018, an increase of nearly 30% from the year before. With an increase in e-cigarette use, there has also been a reported increase in lung-related complications from vaping. In this article, we will examine the increase of cases involving lung injury and – in some cases – death, which many physicians believe […]
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This month, let’s discuss the deadly disease of lung cancer and how we can better educate, prevent, and treat this type of cancer. Lung cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers found in both men and women in the U.S. and the world. Despite its prevalence, there’s still a lot that people don’t know about lung cancer. Below, we will share 7 surprising lung cancer statistics.
Lung Cancer is More Common Than You Might Think
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women in […]
Between playing sports, enjoying outdoor activities, or just being a little more clumsy than the average person, broken bones are unavoidable. With 206 bones in the human body, the odds are most people will break at least one during their lifetime. Not all bones break the same and some are more likely to break than others because of factors such as bone size and the area it’s located. When a bone is put under extra stress, sometimes it can break. Below, we’ll discuss 5 of the most frequently broken bones in the human body.
Injuries are common and often unavoidable in the sport of the National Football League. Because keeping players healthy and on the field is the most important thing to keeping the game going, imaging takes center stage on and off the field by diagnosing player injuries faster and with more accuracy than ever. In this article, we’ll discuss medical imaging in the NFL and the important role it plays.
Increased Awareness of Imaging Benefits
Medical imaging plays a crucial role in quickly and accurately diagnosing concussions, a common football head injury that’s gained scrutiny over the past […]