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March is MS Awareness Month

MS affects 2.5 million people worldwide, including more than 400,000 Americans. Currently there is no cure or a clear way to prevent MS yet researchers are continually working to identify the causes and seeking more therapeutic options. Some of the most recent research suggest some new findings about the disease. See below for 3 New Things About MS, courtesy of Neurology Times:

Brain Awareness Week 2015 - Tips for Brain Health

It’s Brain Awareness Week, a global event dedicated to raising public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Founded in 1996 by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations from around the globe to educate and excite people of all ages about the brain and the promise of brain research. As you age, there are many simple lifestyle habits you can adopt to maintain or potentially improve your health. These habits in the physical health and fitness, diet, cognitive activity, and social engagement categories can help to keep your brain and body healthy, potentially reducing your risk of cognitive decline:

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death. It can occur in people regardless of their race, ethnicity, and gender and is most often found in people aged 50 and older. The good news? Over 90% of all cases of colon cancer can be prevented with recommended screening.

American Heart Month - CTA and Calcium Scoring

As we finish out American Heart Month, we want to remind patients to make healthy lifestyle changes as well as maintain regular checkups. Additionally, patients also have the opportunity to obtain detailed images of their heart and arteries thanks to the latest CT scans - like Calcium Scoring and Cardiac Coronary CT angiography, available here at Medical Arts Radiology.

Medical Arts Radiology on YouTube

As one of Long Island's most respected radiology practices for over 70 years, we’ve worked continuously to serve patients and referring physicians with the latest advances in diagnostic imaging. Visit our YouTube channel for more insight to our facilities, so you can rest assured knowing that Medical Arts Radiology is the right place, no bones about it.

How to Have a Healthy Heart

One of the reasons cardiovascular disease is so dangerous - it can develop silently. That’s what makes identifying and treating the risk factors such a crucial first step towards heart health. Heart health isn’t a one-size-fits-all circumstance, every patient is different and different lifestyle modifications need to be made. However, there are some practical life-saving suggestions that anyone can start doing for better heart health:

Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer CT Screening

As of February 5th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final national coverage determination granting certain Medicare beneficiaries coverage for lung cancer screening with low-dose CT scans.

Cold Weather and Heart Health

February is American Heart Month, a time where we encourage all to learn about your risks for heart disease and stroke and stay “heart healthy” for yourself and your loved ones. Research shows that 53% of heart attacks occur in the winter months, so it’s important to take some precautions to protect your hear this season:

Birth Control Linked To Brain Cancer - Should You Be Worried?

A new study, published in the British Medical Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, suggests the risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to increase(in some events double) with long-term use of hormonal contraceptives like the Pill. In the study of 2,500 Danish women between the ages of 15 and 19, researchers found 317 had glioma, among whom nearly 60% had used a contraceptive at some point. So should you be worried?

Potential Game Changer in Cancer Treatment: Proton Therapy

As we know, treatment of cancer is still an inexact science. While traditional treatments, like chemotherapy or radiotherapy, can be effective, they are draining to the patient and destroy healthy tissue. Yet in Belgium, a potential game changer is on the horizon. One company is pioneering a new therapy, proton therapy. This very precise and minimal side effect method works to target cancers with proton radiation.