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March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

The exact cause of MS is unknown and diagnosing the disease can be complicated. As March brings MS Awareness into focus, we want to share some of the most recent studies surrounding lifestyle risk factors for developing MS:

Preventing Spring Sports Injuries: Concussion Safety

As we prepare for the spring season, athletes and coaches should equally be preparing for concussion prevention and detection.

Women’s Health: Sitting Too Much Increases Cancer Risk

There is growing evidence that inactivity - specifically sitting - can be dangerous to a woman’s health. In one American Cancer Society study, researchers found that free time spent sitting resulted in an increased cancer risk for women.

Sleep Duration Not Linked to Heart Disease

As you may know, not getting adequate sleep can have profound effects on your health. Short term, sleep deprivation can result in higher blood pressure; long term, sleep deprivation can link to obesity and diabetes. But in a new report from the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), sleep duration has no effect on the development of heart disease.

Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

Kidney cancer, also called renal cancer, is one of the ten most common cancers in both men and women. The disease may be found due to certain signs and symptoms, or perhaps from a separate lab or imaging test a person is having. Should cancer be suspected, some imaging tests may be requested to confirm diagnosis.

New Year’s Resolutions Check In

For those who are still going strong on this year’s resolutions - way to go! For the others, the resolutions you made just two months ago may already be a distant memory. We get it - the first week is easy but old habits die hard. If you’ve fallen off track try some of the below tips to hopefully regain some motivation:

Connect With MAR on Social Media

Here at Medical Arts Radiology, we’re not only here to preform your imaging exams - we’re available digitally as well. From the latest medical news to what to expect during your MRI exam - we do our best to keep our community informed.

Women and Stroke

Aside from high blood pressure, smoking, and being overweight, do you know what other stroke risk factors women face?

Valentine’s Day Health Tips

As you prepare for this year's Valentine’s Day adventure with your loved one, try incorporating some of these heart healthy tips:

February is American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the US. The good news? When people make healthy life choices and manage their health conditions - it can be prevented.