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‘Healthy Lifestyle’

Putting an end to the confusion: Women want to know when to start breast screening, and how often

Mature woman confused about mammograms
October 1st, 2019
Contributed by Daniel DiPietro, Director of Operations, Neighborhood Radiology With all the conflicting stories in the news, women have reported increased confusion about the recommended starting age and frequency of breast screening. The correct answer—according to the breast cancer experts—is once per year, every year, starting at age 40 or earlier if you are considered […]
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When should women start breast screening, and how often

Female gynecologist helping a patinet get in posicion for a mammogram
September 1st, 2018
The news media almost never get it right. Twenty years ago they told us annual screenings starting at age 40 were the most beneficial. Then they said the age was 50 and over. Then they told us women only needed mammograms at two year intervals. What’s really going on and why all the confusion? The […]
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Should I get a Stress Echocardiogram?

Stress Echocardiogram
July 27th, 2018
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in the United States. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 610,000 Americans die each year due to heart disease. If you have a family history of heart disease or have chest pain you think may be related to your […]
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Can Issues with Your Thyroid be Genetic?

Thyroid Disease and Genetics
June 30th, 2018
Thyroid problems are quite common, particularly among women, and if you have family members with thyroid disease, you may wonder if your risk is increased. What does it mean to have a thyroid disease? Your thyroid gland is about two inches long and is located in the front of your neck. It controls your metabolism, […]
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Can Genetic Testing Save My Life?

Genetic Testing at Neighborhood Radiology
May 24th, 2018
If you’re one of the people who want or need information about your background for healthcare reasons, and your family isn’t able to give you the answers you need – genetic testing may be your best option. What Is Genetic Testing? Genetic testing are lab tests that look at your genes. Your genes contain DNA […]
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What is an Arthrogram?

Arthrogram at Neighborhood Radiology Services
April 23rd, 2018
A regular X-ray is an important tool in medicine that can give your doctor a great deal of information in some cases. If you have potential damage or disease in or around a joint, however, an arthrogram may yield more information. In this blog, the board-certified radiologists at Neighborhood Radiology Services explain exactly what this […]
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Should I Get a Thyroid Biopsy?

Thyroid Check at Neighborhood Radiology Services
December 29th, 2017
Thyroid biopsies are typically performed in order to determine if lumps or nodules in the neck are cancerous. If you’ve been diagnosed with thyroid nodules, your doctor will most likely recommend having a biopsy. Although cancerous nodules are rare, it’s still important to find out whether or not yours are benign. Reasons to Consider a […]
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When Should I See a Radiologist?

patient with radiologist at Neighborhood Radiology Services
November 21st, 2017
A radiologist is an important partner in your healthcare, working with your family physician as well as other doctors to ensure that you get the best possible care. They review, interpret, and communicate the results of the scans to help aid in making a diagnosis. What should you expect when going to Neighborhood Radiology? In […]
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Breast Cancer Awareness Everyday, Every Month

woman pinning breast cancer ribbon
October 26th, 2017
With October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, coming to an end it’s important to know as much as possible about the disease throughout the year. At Neighborhood Radiology, we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness, every day and every month of the year. Breast cancer survival rates have increased in recent years as a direct result of early […]
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