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Thyroid Awareness Month

Thyroid disease affects around 200 million people worldwide and surprisingly, many are unaware of their condition. As January brings Thyroid Awareness into focus, we encourage you to educate yourself on the thyroid and understand the importance of self exams for this all too common disease.

Cancer and the Flu: FAQs

Since cancer patients and cancer survivors are at higher risk of complications from the flu, be sure to take precaution as we enter peek flu season!

PRP Therapy: Who Can Benefit

A few years ago, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy was credited with possibly saving the careers of high profile athletes like Tiger Woods and Dodgers' pitcher Takashi Saito. But athletes aren't the only ones who benefit from PRP therapy. Believe it or not, the millions of adults who suffer from tendinitis and osteoarthritis would benefit from PRP injections.

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.

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.

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.

New Immunotherapy Treatments for Lung Cancer

For years, cancer treatment has been categorized into three options - radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery, but it looks like a fourth may have just been added. Immunotherapy has been studied since the early 1900’s but is now finally a realistic treatment option for those diagnosed with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer, thanks to Keytruda, the first immunotherapy drug of its kind approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

5 Ways to Help a Friend Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

She has her doctor, her social worker, her partner and children - but she also needs you. If you have a friend recently diagnosed with breast cancer, don’t underestimate the role you play on her care team. Read on for some simple ways you can help make a difference.