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May is American Stroke Month: Stroke Prevention and Identification

Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. But despite the fact that close to 1 million people will suffer from a stroke this year, only 1 in 4 Americans can name at least one warning sign of a stroke. Early intervention is incredibly important for stroke victims, because the sooner they are treated, the less likely they are to suffer from long-term disabilities. In honor of American Stroke Month, here are some F.A.S.T facts you should know about strokes:

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.

FAQs - Mammograms

For those who may be nervous to get their mammogram - knowing what to expect may help you go through the process more smoothly. Take a few minutes to read this list of the most frequently asked questions regarding mammograms.

Women’s Equality Day - Female Pioneers in Radiology

Today we see more educated women, who are celebrated and making a change. So in honor of Women’s Equality Day, we thought we’d feature some of the female pioneers of radiology and showcase how their efforts have revolutionized the field.

MRI Scan Reveals No Further Injury for Dutch Cyclist

We’re glad to hear Annemiek van Vleuten escaped further injuries from Sunday's crash and that medical imaging tests - like MRI - were able to provide insight on body structures that were not as visible through other diagnostic imaging methods.

Is 3-D Printing a Better Prosthetic?

When it comes to creating prosthetic limbs, particularly the sockets that hold them on, each must be perfectly fitted to an amputee. While it seems pretty straightforward - truth is even the way someone stands during measurement, if they aren’t perfectly aligned, the fit can be thrown off. But perhaps with MRI scans and 3-D printing - this can change.

Do I Need a CT After My Head Trauma?

You get a cut on your arm and have it treated with bandages or maybe even stitches, but what about injuries that you can’t see, such as head trauma? Concussions are difficult to diagnose because there are no visible signs of the injury and people often attribute their symptoms, like having a headache, to a stressful day at work.

Do You Know Your Skin Care ABCDE’s?

Melanoma is the most dangerous and aggressive form of skin cancer, accounting for 10,000 of the 13,000 deaths from skin cancer every year. Melanoma can form in existing moles, or cause new ones to appear. Early detection is key, so be sure to schedule yearly checkups or consult your physician immediately if you notice any of these changes in your moles, birthmarks or freckles.

Men's Health: 5 Steps to Improve Health

We all know the importance of living a healthy lifestyle but often times our schedules or daily routines knock us off the wagon. With Men’s Health in focus this June, we want to offer 5 simple steps to improve health:

Tips to Safeguard Your Health

Earlier this June, National Cancer Survivors Day shed light on the many ways the over 14.5 million cancer survivors maintain a healthy lifestyle. Whether you have survived cancer, are currently in treatment or have never been diagnosed, there is a lot to be learned from these survivors. Check out the below tips to help safeguard your health.