Iowa Radiology Blog

Benefits of Wide-Bore MRI

Aug 24, 2021 10:17:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

What is MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technology that uses a powerful magnet to produce a strong magnetic field around the body. This magnetic field causes protons in the body to align with it. Then, radio waves are...

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Why Should I Know My Family Medical History?

Aug 2, 2021 10:27:33 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

When you visit a new health care provider, your new patient paperwork often includes questions about not just your medical history but also that of your close family members. Maybe you have sped past this section, filling in...

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Why Do I Get Aches & Pains When I'm Active?

Jul 9, 2021 12:07:49 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Benefits of Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. Staying active can bring a host of physical and psychological benefits, including

  • Stress reduction
  • Improved energy,...
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Proactive Health Tips for Women in their 50s

Apr 22, 2021 11:15:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

In your 50s, your body changes in important ways. Staying healthy and strong takes more effort than it used to, but it’s well worth it! Follow these tips to feel your best and help your body carry you through this decade with...

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Life Without Smoking: What to Expect

Nov 12, 2020 1:15:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Standard lung screening guidelines have changed as of 4/1/2022. For more information visit "Lung Screening Guidelines Changes in 2022"

Quitting smoking is hard. Nicotine is highly addictive, so even occasional smokers can become...

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After You Know Your BMI, There Is Still More to the Story

Jun 2, 2020 11:30:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Why calculate BMI?

BMI is a widely used measure because it’s easy, convenient, and non-invasive. Anyone can quickly calculate their BMI at home with no information other than their current height and weight. You can calculate it...

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Can I Be Tested for Lung Cancer If I Don’t Have Symptoms?

May 22, 2020 12:41:42 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Are you wondering if now is a good time to get tested for lung cancer, even if you’re not currently experiencing any symptoms? Getting a screening early is a good idea to make sure you’re healthy or identify potential cancer...

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Smoking and Your Health in the Age of COVID-19

May 5, 2020 11:00:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Standard lung screening guidelines have changed as of 4/1/2022. For more information visit "Lung Screening Guidelines Changes in 2022"

It’s been understood for decades that tobacco smoking is the single leading cause of lung...

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How Does Social Isolation Affect Our Health?

Apr 23, 2020 9:07:35 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

The strategy of closing businesses and advising residents to stay at home is, by design, isolating. That’s good for limiting the damage that the coronavirus known as COVID-19 is able to inflict in our communities. Isolation,...

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7 Ways to Boost Your Immune System During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Apr 7, 2020 3:30:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

In a time when so much seems beyond our control, we want to control what we can. While it’s likely that many Americans will contract the coronavirus, the severity of any individual’s illness is difficult to predict. One thing we...

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