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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...

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....

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

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 to increase participation rates pain-reducing interventions in mammography are needed. At Bergen Imaging Center we...

Eating These Vegetables May Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk
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Eating These Vegetables May Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer research indicates that a healthy diet – rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, chicken, and fish – likely reduces breast cancer risk, while a diet high in fat and processed foods may increase the risk. However, most studies examine broad dietary patterns without focusing on one specific type of food. It is...

Breast Cancer Diagnosis, NJ:  Breast Cancer Survivors May Be Skipping Out on Mammograms
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Breast Cancer Diagnosis, NJ:  Breast Cancer Survivors May Be Skipping Out on Mammograms

A recent study suggests that breast cancer survivors aren’t getting regular follow-up mammograms – even when their insurance covers the procedure. Most doctors recommend that women undergo frequent mammograms after surviving a breast cancer diagnosis in order to detect disease recurrence, and catch it in its earliest stages. However, a recent study published in the...