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Comparing Methods of Body Composition Analysis

Apr 8, 2024 7:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

An analysis of your body composition can provide valuable information about your health. Various methods of body composition analysis (BCA) assess the content of fat, muscle, and bone in a person’s body. Many modern scales and...

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Unveiling the Impact of Low Estrogen Levels

Sep 6, 2023 9:29:16 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

The Role of Estrogen in the Body

Estrogen is the main female sex hormone. However, both male and female bodies produce estrogen as well as testosterone and progesterone, and everyone needs a healthy balance of these hormones to...

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A Journey through GI Disease: Functional Disorders

Aug 1, 2023 2:30:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Gastrointestinal (GI) disease encompasses many different types of disorders and can affect any part of the digestive tract, which includes the entire system from the mouth to the anus. Some GI disorders are minor and transitory,...

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A Journey through GI Disease: Structural Disorders

Jul 27, 2023 1:21:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Gastrointestinal (GI) disease includes several different disorders and can affect any part of the digestive tract. Some are minor and resolve quickly, while others can be serious or chronic. In this two-part series, we’re...

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Should I Be Shielded During Radiologic Imaging?

Oct 11, 2022 9:12:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

If you’ve had X-ray imaging done in the past, you may remember having a lead shield laid over part of your body to prevent radiation from reaching areas that are not being imaged. In the 1950s, radiologists began shielding...

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6 Tips for Calming Your Nerves During Colonoscopy

Mar 9, 2022 3:33:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

If you’re feeling anxious about an upcoming colonoscopy, you’re far from alone. Studies indicate that up to 1 in 5 people undergoing colonoscopy report severe anxiety, often because they anticipate pain and discomfort. Not only...

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What Does Joint Pain Mean for My Health?

Dec 15, 2021 2:33:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Many different types of illness and injury can cause joint pain. The underlying condition that causes it can be mild or severe, acute or chronic. If joint pain is mild, isn’t accompanied by other symptoms, and persists for less...

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Most Common Signs & Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Disorders

Nov 16, 2021 11:06:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Gastrointestinal problems are extremely common.

Gastrointestinal disorders affect millions of Americans each year. People can experience a wide range of digestive issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel...

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Alternatives to Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Oct 12, 2021 11:09:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Following a mastectomy to remove breast cancer, some women undergo reconstructive surgery, and some do not. The decision is very personal, and the right choice for each woman is the one that best supports her physical and mental...

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5 Things to Know About Breast Reconstruction After Cancer

Sep 15, 2021 11:19:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

If you have had or are planning to have a mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis, you may decide to have reconstructive surgery to restore the shape of your breasts. To make the best choices for your body, mind, and...

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