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(HealthDay News) — After American women began to adopt annual mammography screening in the 1980s, a very healthy thing happened: the average size of newly discovered breast tumors got smaller. Mammography is making a positive difference as more people have adapted to getting regular mammogram screenings. That’s the finding from a new look at data…

mammograms

Much of the debate over when to start having mammograms has focused on lives saved, but new research suggests that early screening might also translate into smaller tumors and less aggressive breast cancer treatments. “There are multiple benefits of mammography in terms of early detection. Not only do we save lives, but we reduce the…

Advance planning Make sure legal documents have been drawn up. This includes an up-to-date will, a durable power of attorney, a living will, and a health-care proxy. Research the housing options and services available in your parents’ community. Discuss with your loved ones how you can help with their future housing, financial, and medical-care needs….

A child falls and gets back up over and over again. But when an older person falls, the result can be much more serious. Beyond bumps and bruises, an older adult who falls can suffer a broken bone or a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In fact, the rate of TBIs due to falls among older…

Screening mammograms are breast X-rays that can detect breast cancer before it causes symptoms. Experts agree that mammograms save lives. But there’s a difference of opinion about the best age to start getting them. In guidelines from different groups within the past few years, the recommended starting age varies from 40 to 50. So when…

reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 4th, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Want to remember certain information? Try reading it out loud. A new study finds that improves your chances of remembering it. Canadian researchers asked 95 people to remember written information in four different ways: reading the information silently; hearing someone else read it; listening to a recording of…

Swaddling and SIDS: What New Parents Should Know

What the Study Says First, it’s important to better understand the study’s findings. Researchers found that swaddling was associated with an increased risk for SIDS, but the risk was highest among infants sleeping on their stomachs and sides and lowest among those sleeping on their backs, according to the study in the journal Pediatrics. This further…

risk osteoporosis

Staying active is key to living a healthy life as you age. Unfortunately, osteoporosis is a common disease that can lead to serious injuries and compromise your mobility. Osteoporosis affects both men and women and causes your bones to become weak and fragile. As you lose bone mass, you’re more likely to break a bone….

Partnering with BioVigil to Abate C. Diff and Increase Hand Hygiene Compliance San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital is a 72-bed acute care hospital nestled in Banning California, about a forty minute drive from Palm Springs. San Gorgonio Memorial serves the small communities of San Gorgonio Pass. For the last three years, San Gorgonio Memorial received Inland…

brain

What is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a large magnet, radiofrequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body, in this case, the brain and spine. MRI is used to help diagnose a health problem. The MRI machine is a large, tube-shaped machine that creates…

What is MRI of the heart? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses a large magnet, radio signals, and a computer to make images of organs and tissue in the body. In this case, the heart is imaged. The MRI machine is large and tube-shaped. It creates a strong magnetic field around the…

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…