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Lung Cancer in Non Smokers

Rarely do healthy, nonsmokers think they can even get lung cancer, but unfortunately it is more common than you may think. Every year, it is estimated that as much as 20% of lung cancer diagnoses are seen in patients that have never smoked.

Medical Arts Radiology - Toys for Tots Drop off Location

Medical Arts Radiology is once again proud to be an official drop off site for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation! As you finish up your Cyber Monday shopping, we hope you’d consider purchasing a small gift for a child in need. We will be collecting toy donations at all of our nine locations through December 21st.

Superfoods to Include This Thanksgiving

What better way to show you care than with a Thanksgiving meal full of low calorie, cancer fighting foods. The average Thanksgiving meal (and the following week’s leftovers) can be close to 3000 calories - well over the recommended daily limit. Obesity has been linked to uterus, breast, colon, liver, and prostate cancer (among several others), as well as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke. So as Thanksgiving approaches, remember to enjoy the holiday without overdoing it.

November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

This year, roughly 700,000 people throughout the world will lose their lives to stomach cancer, making it the second leading cause of cancer related death worldwide.

November 17th is The Great American Smokeout

This November 17th is The Great American Smokeout - a program developed by the American Cancer Society to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking and encourage smokers to quit once and for all. Make 2016 the year you quit smoking with a few of these helpful tips.

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic cancer forms in the pancreas, just below the stomach, because of abnormal or rapid cell growth. The cause of most pancreatic cancers is unknown and is one of the deadliest of all cancers. In fact, just 2-10 percent of those diagnosed survive five years.

International Day of Radiology 2016

November 8th, 2016 marks a historic day - by tonight, the 45th President of the United States will be chosen. While most people know today is election day, few people know it is also the 121st anniversary of Conrad Wilhelm Roentgen discovering the existence of x-rays. In honor of his discovery, November 8th has been declared the International Day of Radiology.

Quick History of Neuroimaging

Humans have dedicated thousands of years to studying and observing the brain, gaining more knowledge every century. Here is a look at how far we've come - from drilling holes into the brain to noninvasive digital imaging techniques.

Myth vs. Fact: Cigarettes

Everyone has heard a friend say, “I only smoke when I go out, it’s not like that little bit will hurt me” or “It hasn’t killed me yet, so why stop now.” Unfortunately, myths about smoking spread like a disease, filling people with false and misguided information. Fortunately, groups like the American Cancer Society and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) work to dispel these rumors in the hopes of a cancer free future.