March 10, 2020Lifestyle, Research

Bone Density Testing Can Diagnose Osteoporosis Before Injury

Recent studies in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association “found that 28 percent of men and 26 percent of women between ages 35 and 50 had osteopenia, a precursor to osteoporosis.” (1) Osteoporosis is the reduction of bone density and leads to an increased risk in fractures. The National Osteoporosis Foundation says that,”one in […]

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 […]