January 28, 2020Healthcare, Research

Will We Always Need the Lead Apron?

It is in its early stages, but research is being done on the use of lead aprons in x-ray rooms. More specifically, not using lead aprons during x-ray procedures. The use of lead aprons during x-rays has been going on since the 1950’s. Studies being done, including those by Rebecca Marsh, a medical physicist at […]

April 30, 2019Featured, Healthcare, Research

Study: Holding breath at end of exhale may lead to clearer MRI results

Deep breathe in. Deep breathe out. Inhale. Now hold. No, it’s not a yoga class. It’s what you’ll hear if you undergo an MRI. If you’ve never had an MRI, this non-invasive imaging procedure requires the patient to stay incredibly still for the machine to work effectively. Typically, MRI techs have instructed patients to hold […]

April 23, 2019Featured, Healthcare, Research

Is yoga safe for patients with osteoporosis?

Yoga can improve flexibility and balance, as well as a workout for the brain. Some research shows regular yoga practice lowers your risk for heart disease and hypertension, may also lessen symptoms of depression, headaches, and pain-related diseases like, arthritis. And because most types of yoga involve low-impact strength training, which studies show can help […]