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Women’s Healthcare – Top 10 Health Tips

Women’s Healthcare general tips

Consider tips your prescription for a lifetime of wellness.

Let’s face it, ladies, doctor visits are short. And they’re getting shorter. You might things wants you to know.

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1. Zap your stress.

“The biggest issue I see in most of my patients is that they have too much on their plates and want to juggle it all. Stress can have significant health consequences, from infertility to higher risks of depression, anxiety, and heart disease. Find the stress-reduction method that works for you and stick with it.”

2. Stop dieting.

“Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to forgo your favorite glass of wine or a piece of chocolate cake now and then. The key is moderation. Get a mix of lean proteins, healthy fats, smart carbs, and fiber.”

3. Don’t “OD” on calcium.

“Too much absorbed calcium c...

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What does a CAT scan look for?

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A computerized tomography (CTscan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images, or slices, of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scan images provide more detailed information than plain X-rays do.

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What is a CAT scan of the head?

A CAT scan of the head (also called a head CT) is a painless test that uses a special X-ray machine to take pictures of a patient’s brain, skull, and sinuses, as well as blood vessels in the head. The doughnut-shaped machine circles the head, taking pictures to provide cross-sections of the brain from various angles.

What does a CAT scan of the brain show?

CT images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels typically provide greater ...

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CT Scan Procedure

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Computed Tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis is a diagnostic imaging test used to help detect diseases of the small bowel, colon and other internal organs and is often used to determine the cause of unexplained pain. CT scanning is fast, painless, noninvasive and accurate.

How do you prepare for a CT scan?
Depending on which part of your body is being scanned, you may be asked to:

      Take off some or all of your clothing and wear a hospital gown.
      Remove metal objects, such as a belt, jewelry, dentures and eyeglasses, which might interfere with image results.
      Refrain from eating or drinking for a few hours before your scan.

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How is the CT scan performed?

In many ways CT scanning works very much like other x-ray examinations. Different body parts absorb the x-rays in varying degrees...

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Exercises for Low Back Pain

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If you have simple or non-specific lower back pain then exercise may be one of the most helpful ways for you to manage it. The best research evidence we have shows that that if you have back pain for a short while you need to keep moving and exercise and keeping active may be the best thing for you. Always check with your physician before starting any exercise plan!

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10 Tips To Prevent Neck Pain

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It’s probably safe to say that most of us at some point in time have woken up with neck pain or can recall an event or injury that resulted in neck pain. In fact, at any given time, 13% of American adults (women more than men) suffer from neck pain.

Neck pain usually arises from muscles, tendons, and ligaments – commonly referred to as the soft tissues, in and around the cervical spine (the neck). Read More on Spine Health

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What is MRI?

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging diagnostic system using radio waves, a magnetic field, and a computer to produce images of the body. An MRI displays images of the body in “slices” similar to that of a CT scan, but it is also able to reflect greater contrast between different types of body tissues. Magnetic resonance imaging is one of the advanced imaging techniques utilized at Prime Radiology to view precise details of the head, neck, spine, muscles, joints and bones. It is also used to image the chest, abdomen and pelvis. Frequently, the differentiation of abnormal (diseased) tissue from normal tissues is better with MRI than with other imaging modalities such as x-ray, CT and ultrasound.

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