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21 Creative Ways to Drink More Water

Whether you try to reach eight glasses a day or “do your own thing,” the truth is that most of us aren’t drinking enough water. And honestly, it’s not because we don’t want to, but because we forget to.

What is a Fluoroscopy?

If you were to think of an X-ray as a picture, than a fluoroscopy would be like a movie. Unlike an X-ray, which shows just an image of your body, a fluoroscopy can obtain real-time, moving images of what’s happening inside your body, as it happens.

How Should I Prepare for an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a noninvasive diagnostic imaging procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture images of the inside of your body. Unlike other imaging techniques, ultrasounds use no radiation.

How are COPD and Lung Cancer Connected?

While they’re two very distinct diseases, research shows that COPD and lung cancer are more closely related than we previously thought.

Helpful Tips for Maintaining Your Spine Health

While back problems are all too common, so are the many things you can do to improve your spine health.

Is Any Form of Smoking Safe?

When it was first revealed in the 1950s that smoking cigarettes caused lung cancer, as well as an array of many other health problems, tobacco manufacturers were quick to develop cigarette “alternatives.” Today, you can find find chewing tobacco, herbal cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes in nearly every bodega in the country. But are any of these really a good alternative to smoking? No.

Spotlight On: Digital Mammography

In just 60 years, the technology behind breast imaging, and mammograms specifically, has come a long way. In the 1960s, radiologists performed mammograms by laying a flat x-ray machine against a woman’s chest. Decades later, radiologists discovered that compressing a woman’s breast between two x-ray machines gave a more detailed picture, and the standard mammogram was born. Now, years later, radiologists are benefiting from digital mammograms.

Imaging Tests and Cancer: Which Test is Best?

Today, imaging tests are more advanced than ever. And while they have been used to identify everything from broken bones to muscle damage, one of their primary uses is to discover cancerous cells and tumors within the body.

Bone Health: 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Bones

By 2020, half of all Americans 50 and older are expected to have osteoporosis — a medical condition in which your bones become brittle and fragile. Though osteoporosis predominantly affects those 50 and older, people are being diagnosed with the condition younger than ever before.

6 Myths About Sun Protection You Should Know

It’s happened to everyone — you come inside from a long day of working out in the yard, take one look at yourself in the mirror, and see your arms and back are sunburnt. While many of us simply brush it off, a sunburn is a clear sign that the DNA in your skin cells have been compromised by too much radiation.