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Most people depend on their doctor(s) when it comes to the most important decisions they make about their health.  For many things, doctors are indeed a good source of information, considering how intense their education and training in the health sciences is. But there are also a number of areas or topics about which doctors simply aren't the best source of information.  A glaring example is nutrition. ...
Introduction - People who are lucky enough to have full medical coverage may only have to contribute a small co-payment, assuming that a doctor has prescribed the need for an MRI, the insurance company approves the procedure and the patient meets pre-qualifications criteria. In the best cases, out-of-pocket expenses may be minimal. Considering, however, that there are millions of Americans who may...
INTRODUCTION - Imaging (e.g., X-rays), as an area in medicine, is without doubt one of the most interesting - both from a scientific and a layman’s perspective.  For one thing, imaging is hardly a static area of study—in fact, it is continuously being perfected, thus allowing for things that were only dreamed of years ago. First of all, imaging began as a diagnostic tool and it mainly involved X-rays. ...
Every year in the US, in Europe and in Canada millions of people are subjected to one or more computer tomography (CT) scans.  These diagnostic devices are used so often, in fact, that some experts are positing that maybe, just maybe CT scans are being grossly overused. What's a CT Scan and How Does It Work? - A computer tomography scan is one of several medical imaging devices that can provide a glimpse...