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Everyone has heard about holiday weight gain, and millions of people struggle to work it off or avoid it altogether by not indulging in the many feasts of the holiday season. It’s hard to say no to homemade cookies and pies, holiday dinners with friends and family, and parties with colleagues and coworkers, but are […]

There’s no doubt that “getting your vitamins” is key to living a healthier life. However, recent studies supported by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reached the disturbing conclusion that taking a daily multivitamin doesn’t seem to make a difference in preventing death by disease. More specifically, this new data shows vitamins make little […]

According to a recent study by IMV Medical Information Division, radiology departments in U.S. hospitals performed nearly 183 million X-ray procedures in 2010 – up 30 percent from an estimated 140 million X-ray procedures in 2005 – and the number of X-ray examinations is expected to continue growing rapidly in the future. Fortunately, advanced technology […]

The holidays are almost here, but cold and flu season has already arrived. More than 6 billion colds are reported in the United States each year, and studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have concluded that close to 60 million people are affected by the flu. Based on those odds, […]

Until recently, medical professionals were advised to reduce a patient’s risk of heart attacks and strokes by keeping their LDL cholesterol levels low. Moderate-risk patients were instructed to keep these levels under 100 while higher risk patients were encouraged to stay below 70. A major change to these guidelines has recently been approved, which will […]

Just because a label describes itself as organic doesn’t mean it actually is. You can waste a lot of money on products you think are organic when in reality, you’re just buying a label. The National Organic Program (NOP) and the Organic Foods Production Act provide guidance and standards for determining whether a product is […]

Few things can ruin the day as quickly as a headache. A number of things can trigger a bad one, and triggering a bad headache is generally easier than curing it. Understanding what causes them can help to not only reduce the pain but also the frequency. Here’s what you need to know. Poor Posture […]

For many children, growing pains are a natural part of life. Aches and cramps can make them grouchy and irritable, and these sorts of pains often increase as children become involved in sports like basketball, soccer, and track. But back pain is distinct from regular growing pains. Back pain in children, particularly children under the […]

The Section 179 Deduction allows a taxpayer to lower their income tax in the year an asset purchase (DR panel, CR, X-ray, Software, etc) was made by deducting the full cost of qualifying equipment purchases. Section 179 was created by the government to encourage businesses to purchase equipment and invest in themselves. To understand Section […]

The world we live in is centered on convenience, so it would only make sense that the medical field would follow suit. That is why devices like mobile MRIs are so important to have in the healthcare industry. Let’s look at some of the uses of mobile MRIs and why they are important. First, let’s […]