Brain Awareness Week—MRI and CT Imaging

Mar 14, 2018 9:10:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

This year, March 12–18 is Brain Awareness Week, a global celebration of the brain and the promise of brain research. To help expand your brain awareness, we’ll discuss how computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used to create medically useful images of the brain and surrounding structures.

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Topics: health tips

Will Imaging Increase My Cancer Risk?

Aug 20, 2017 8:40:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

When your doctor recommends a medical procedure, it’s important that you understand the potential benefits and risks involved. There has been much debate in recent years about the relative benefits and risks of imaging procedures that use ionizing radiation, including CT scans and other X-ray exams such as mammography and fluoroscopy.

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Topics: cancer, health tips

June 12–18 Is National Men's Health Week!

Jun 11, 2017 8:20:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Each year, National Men’s Health week encompasses the week up to and including Fathers Day, and the Friday of that week is designated as “Wear Blue Day” to encourage people across the country show their support for the health of men and boys. Men’s Health Network, a national nonprofit organization that works to promote health awareness and disease prevention, sponsors Men’s Health Week and Wear Blue Day.

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May 14–20 Is Women’s Health Week!

May 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

During National Women's Health Week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health strives to empower women to make their health a priority and take steps to live healthier lives. Women are more likely to be responsible for the care of others—not just children but older adults as well. Often, the result is that these women experience high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression and struggle to find the time and energy to care for their own basic health care needs.[1] This week, take the time to consider how you can care for your health and support the health of women in your life.

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April 23-29 Is National Infertility Awareness Week

Apr 23, 2017 8:27:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

According to the CDC, 7.5 million American women between the ages of 15–44 struggle with infertility or fecundity (ability to become pregnant or carry a baby to term). April 23–29, 2017, is National Infertility Awareness Week, an initiative that strives to help people understand and overcome infertility. If you’re struggling to conceive, you may need to see a specialist to understand the causes in your individual situation. 

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Topics: health tips

Get Heart Smart During American Heart Month!

Feb 5, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

1 in 3 deaths in the U.S. result from heart disease or stroke, amounting to about 2,200 deaths each day. One American dies of stroke approximately every four minutes. Since 1964, February has been recognized as American Heart Month in an effort to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease and reduce its death toll. You can do your part by understanding your risks and taking action to mitigate them with healthy habits and preventive care.

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5 Resolutions for a Healthy New Year

Dec 29, 2016 12:17:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Have you made a list of New Year's resolutions? Here are 5 that are worth keeping for a healthier 2017!

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Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

Dec 17, 2016 9:31:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

For all the things we love about the holidays, like great food, time with friends and family, and celebration of the good things in life, it can also be an incredibly stressful time of year. The pressure to plan the perfect family celebration, buy gifts, organize a large meal (and perhaps plan additional parties for friends or coworkers), accommodate guests, and be merry and joyful through it all can be overwhelming, to say the least. For those who have suffered recent losses, such as the death of someone dear or the end of a significant relationship, these burdens can feel even heavier.

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Topics: health tips

How Can I Care for Myself While Caring for Others?

Aug 4, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Caring for another person, whether a child, parent, spouse, or another loved one, is often much more than a full-time job. When someone is dependent on you, it’s easy to start thinking that you simply don’t get to take care of yourself anymore—their needs can seem so much more pressing. The fact is, though, that you can’t effectively take care of anyone else when your own needs go unmet for long periods of time. While you may well have to put some of your own priorities on hold during times of great need, self deprivation shouldn’t become the new normal.

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Helping a Child Through Radiology Procedures

Jul 15, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

 

Comfort is important for everyone, particularly during unusually stressful situations. When children have to endure medical procedures, however, providing comfort is vital. Medical procedures, including radiologic imaging, and the strange machines, loud noises, discomfort, and unfamiliar people and surroundings that can accompany them can create a great deal of stress for anyone—especially kids. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do as a caregiver to help your child through these often difficult situations.

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Topics: Iowa Radiology, health tips

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