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Gratitude It does a body good

Gratitude It does a body good

Besides sharing time with family and friends over food, the primary ingredient of the American Thanksgiving holiday is gratitude. While it’s certainly good to have an annual holiday to remind us to express gratitude, there’s much to be said for the benefits of cultivating the spirit of thankfulness year-round. People who …

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So your child needs an MRI. Now what?

So your child needs an MRI

When a doctor recommends an MRI or CT scan for your child, your mind races with a million questions: Is it safe? What’s wrong? Will it help diagnose the problem? Do they know how to take care of a child having an MRI? Will it hurt? Will she be scared? …

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancerous) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to …

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Smoking and Your Heart

Smoking is associated with thicker heart walls and reduction in the heart’s pumping ability, two factors associated with increased risk of heart failure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. The study, conducted in participants of average age 75.7 and no obvious signs of cardiovascular …

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Truly Personalized Medicine is Here It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has. – Hippocrates

Truly Personalized Medicine

The concept of personalized medicine – tailoring the treatment to the individual – has been around for more than 2,000 years. It hasn’t been until recently, however, that the promise of personalized medicine has become reality. The mapping of the human genome has allowed us to understand the impact of genes, …

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Early Cancer Signs Women Should Never Ignore

Early Cancer Signs Women Should Never Ignore

Diagnostic tools in the medical community have improved so drastically in the past few years that women are more likely to catch cancer before it spreads. Early diagnosis of cancer is key to making a full and complete recovery. The best way to catch cancer early is to keep a look …

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The FYI on your MRI

The FYI on your MRI

Chances are, you or someone you know has needed an MRI scan at some point. We’ve at least all heard of an MRI and might imagine ourselves getting in to that big white tube! But what exactly are we getting ourselves in to? With the help of Paula Bracken, chief radiologic …

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