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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

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...

Mammography News: The Case for Annual Screening Mammograms Starting at 40
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Mammography News: The Case for Annual Screening Mammograms Starting at 40

While the recommendations for screening mammography vary among organizations, a plethora of research supports annual breast cancer screening starting at 40 years old. Currently, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) recommend annual screening beginning at 40 years old. The American Cancer Society and the US Preventative Services Task...

3D Mammography “Made More Comfortable”: Bergen Imaging Center Installs Ergonomic Senographe Pristina* by GE Healthcare
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3D Mammography “Made More Comfortable”: Bergen Imaging Center Installs Ergonomic Senographe Pristina* by GE Healthcare

3D Mammography “Made More Comfortable”: Bergen Imaging Center Installs Ergonomic Senographe Pristina* by GE Healthcare Mammograms save lives, but they also cause discomfort. New research by Evans, et al., suggests that painful mammograms may explain why 25 to 46 percent of women do not return for further breast imaging. The study concluded that in order...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month:  A Mindful Approach to Breast Health
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Mindful Approach to Breast Health

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, take time out to love and celebrate your breasts by living mindfully.  Instead of focusing on negative breast cancer statistics, focus only on the factors you can control right now.    Eat the rainbow – And we don’t mean Skittles! A diet high in fruits and veggies (5.5 servings per day)...

Beyond the Pink:  Make Breast Cancer Awareness Month Meaningful (Again)
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Beyond the Pink: Make Breast Cancer Awareness Month Meaningful (Again)

While the idea behind breast cancer awareness month (October 2018) is to support and remember those who have battled, or been affected by the devastating disease, the sentiment often gets buried beneath an avalanche of  pink ribbons. An estimated 266,120 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 – 40,920 – or over 15...

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