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Mammography and Breast Density: What You Need to Know
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Mammography and Breast Density: What You Need to Know

We know that screening mammograms detect breast cancer in its earliest stages when it’s still treatable.  However, in women with dense breasts, breast cancer can be harder to detect. So what happens when your mammography report indicates that you have dense breast tissue – and why does it matter? Breast density can only be determined...

Mammography and You: Do I Really Need a Mammogram?
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Mammography and You: Do I Really Need a Mammogram?

Are you a woman? If so, then yes, you need a mammogram. Simply being born with two X chromosomes puts you at ‘average risk’ for breast cancer – and that risk only increases with age. 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer over an 80-year lifespan.  The American College of Radiology (ACR) recommends that...

The Senographe Pristina is Reshaping the Mammography Experience: 5 Things to Know
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The Senographe Pristina is Reshaping the Mammography Experience: 5 Things to Know

The Senographe Pristina was created for women, by women. Claire Goodliffe – marketing director for women’s health at GE Healthcare -set out to  ‘humanize mammography’ after research indicated that as many as 40 percent of women skipped breast cancer screening due to fear, anxiety and discomfort surrounding mammograms. She and her colleagues gathered data from...

Why Mothers Need to Put Themselves First
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Why Mothers Need to Put Themselves First

Self-care saves lives. Entire months are set aside for diseases, social issues, and everything else under the sun – including mustaches and bird feeding. Yet only one day of the entire year is dedicated to mothers. And it’s already over. The mother who ‘lives for her family’ is lauded as a paradigm of perfection, while...

Osteoporosis Awareness Month, May 2019: What You Need to Know
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Osteoporosis Awareness Month, May 2019: What You Need to Know

Did you know that May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month? What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that severely weakens bones, leading to reduced bone density, and frequent fractures. While it is most common in post-menopausal women it can also affect men, and even children. Osteoporosis means “porous bone”.   Osteoporosis: Major risk factors A woman’s...

Bergen Imaging Center’s Mini-Guide To Mammography: What to Know Before Your First Mammogram
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Bergen Imaging Center’s Mini-Guide To Mammography: What to Know Before Your First Mammogram

If you’ve never had a mammogram you might not know that mammography and deodorant don’t mix. Bergen’s mini-guide to mammography will tell you what else you need to know before you go! Mammography and deodorant don’t mix. Most deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum which shows up on mammograms as little white spots. Unfortunately, these spots...

General Ultrasound: Not Just for Pregnant Women
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General Ultrasound: Not Just for Pregnant Women

You don’t have to be pregnant to have a general ultrasound. In fact, men, women, and even children undergo this procedure as well. The terms “ultrasound” and “sonogram” are often used interchangeably—but a sonogram is the result of an ultrasound. So, the medical procedure, called a general ultrasound produces an image known as a sonogram....