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mri exam promo

Sometimes it can be difficult to get insurance companies to approve specialty exams like MRI and paying for them privately normally costs thousands of dollars. SGMH understands this and is excited to provide this low-cost program beginning August 1st. Bring in your physician order for the MRI exam and our friendly and professional staff will…

brain

What is MRI for children? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a procedure that uses a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to create detailed images of organs and tissues in the body. It’s used to diagnose problems in many areas of the body. There are different types of MRI machines. Some look like narrow…

(HealthDay News) — When a teen athlete is tired, their risk of suffering a common knee injury rises, a new study suggests. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) connects the thighbone to the shinbone, at the knee. When the ACL is overstretched or torn, it can cause swelling, instability and pain. It can also lead to…

Each year, more than 2.6 million children, 19 years old and younger, visit the emergency department for both recreation and sports-related injuries. Kids are at greater risk than adults for sports injuries because they are still growing and developing. The risk for injury is even greater if the child plays a contact sport such as basketball, football, or soccer….

arthritis risk jobs

(HealthDay News) — Rheumatoid arthritis, a painful disease in which a person’s immune system attacks the joints, appears to be more common among people in certain types of jobs, researchers suggest. The findings “indicate that work-related factors, such as airborne harmful exposures, may contribute to disease development,” study author Anna Ilar said. She is a…

There are about 100 different types of arthritis. In general, arthritis means problems with the joints. A joint is a place in the body where 2 bones meet. Arthritis may also affect other body tissue near the joints including muscles, tendons, and ligaments. And, in some forms of arthritis, the whole body is involved. Osteoarthritis (OA) is…

hearing loss fireworks

(HealthDay News) — Watching a fireworks display can be a treat for your eyes, but the noise can be a threat to your ears. If you plan on watching fireworks this Fourth of July, there are a number of things you should do to protect your hearing, according to Dr. Maria Suurna. She is an…

cord blood

Cord blood banking is an option for parents who want to preserve the blood of the umbilical cord and placenta of their baby as “insurance” to help with possible future medical needs of their child. It can also be used for other biologically matched children, either in their own family or the general public. What…