Would You Recognize When You’re Having A Heart Attack?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 70 percent of people surveyed do not know the symptoms of a heart attack. One reason is that the symptoms can look like some other medical condition. If the pain goes away, a person may just ignore the situation, unaware that they are putting themselves at risk of another heart attack. Here is what you should know about heart attacks in case you find yourself with severe chest pain one day: Read More 

Don’t Let Foot Pain Keep You Out Of The Race

If you're a runner, you know how important your feet are. You also know how easily foot injuries and pain can keep you out of the competition. Watch for signs of the follow common foot issues and see your doctor before they get worse. Inflamed Achilles Tendon Your Achilles tendon is responsible for keeping your foot and ankle stable as you move it up and down. An injury or overuse of this tendon causes inflammation and severe pain. Read More 

Anomaly, Not Anatomy: The Real Reason for Mid-Pregnancy Ultrasounds

The mid-pregnancy ultrasound is an exciting time for pregnant women. Those who want to find out the sex of their baby can often find out during this scan, which might be carried out with a portable ultrasound machine by your doctor. If you're preparing for your ultrasound, you need to understand that finding out the sex isn't the purpose, it's just an added bonus. Here are some of the purposes for your mid-pregnancy ultrasound. Read More 

Three Reasons Why Your MRI System May Not Be Running

As an MRI technician, your job is to provide physicians who are ordering these diagnostic tests with the clearest images possible; however, like all equipment, MRI systems can experience technical problems. If you have a patient ready to have an MRI done and you've ensured that everything is properly set up, but the system just won't start up, or it isn't recording images, don't get all worked up thinking your job is on the line. Read More 

Dos and Don’ts of Dealing with a Frozen Shoulder

Are you starting to notice that one or both of your shoulders is getting stiff and painful? Have you visited your doctor, only to be told that it's not arthritis but is actually a frozen shoulder? Here are a list of things that you should know about living with this condition: Don't assume that pain is inevitable as you age You may be inclined to think that a frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a part of growing older and assume your only option is to live with your condition. Read More