by Gabriele Pedicelli, M.D.
1 year 17 weeks ago

A.  They sound similar – so which one is better?

It depends on what part of your body your doctor is interested in and the reason for the exam. Radiologists are the doctors who specialize in reading these images and collaborate with your doctor to determine what issue they want to diagnose.

by Gabriele Pedicelli, M.D.
1 year 17 weeks ago

A: Many patients ask about the differences between a CT (Computed Tomography) scan and an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan: “Which is better?” or, “Should I have one over the other?” While the machines look similar, what occurs is quite different.

by Nicole Blevins, RPSGT, Sleep Technologist
1 year 18 weeks ago

Like most Americans, you probably do not sleep the 7-9 hours each night that the National Sleep Foundation recommends. It is also safe to assume that you have, or know someone who has, one or more of the leading causes of death in the US according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) including heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease (such...

by Tara Raudebaugh, MSN, RN
1 year 19 weeks ago

No one likes to be rushed… not even your unborn baby. The length of pregnancy is often thought of as ten months. The medical community refers to pregnancy length in weeks…40 weeks. Let’s face it… as pregnancy nears the end, physical discomfort often increases! The anticipation of meeting your new little “he” or “she” can be exciting and overwhelming. While getting the...

by Carol Inkrott, RD, LD, CDE
1 year 20 weeks ago

Make a plan to stay organized and “in control” this holiday season by:

-- Keep a running list of errands, groceries and gifts. Plan to finish as many things in fewer trips
-- Grocery shop when full or stash healthy snacks in car or purse like nuts, whole grain crackers or dried fruit to eat before entering store. Shopping on an empty stomach and without a...

Jianming Han, MD, PhD
1 year 22 weeks ago

A. Vitamin D is very important for bone health, as it is essential for promoting calcium absorption in the stomach. Typical diseases caused by vitamin D deficiency are Rickets in children and osteomalacia (soft bones) in adults.

AlexSandra Davis, RN, BSN, MPA, CPM
1 year 24 weeks ago

A: Some reasons many patients are non-compliant with their medications include: forgetfulness (they forget to take it or get it refilled), they don't like the side effects, or they don't understand what the medication is for and how to take it.

Other factors that interfere with medication management include, poor vision, being unable to open medication...

 by Lisa Naidu, RST, RPSGT, Sleep Technologist
1 year 25 weeks ago

A. Studies have shown that drowsiness effects result in slower reaction times, impaired judgment and vision, decline in attention to important signs, road changes, and the actions of other vehicles, decreased alertness, which can prevent someone from seeing an obstacle and avoiding a crash, increased moodiness and aggressive behavior, problems with processing...

Written by Susan Van Sickle, RN, OCN, Oncology Nurse
1 year 26 weeks ago

A. Because Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States with exception to skin cancer, knowing your risks gives you the opportunity to make lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk of a Breast Cancer diagnosis.

Risk factors include:
• Age: half of all women diagnosed are over age 65
• Weight: being obese or overweight...

Written by Dave Harrison, RT(R)(N), MBA, Manager of Imaging Services
1 year 26 weeks ago

A. The goal of any Mammography Program is to provide accurate diagnosis, and if possible provide early detection of a suspected breast cancer. This results in earlier treatment, and possible improved patient outcomes.