Why You Should Avoid ‘Keepsake’ Ultrasounds

If you’re pregnant, you’re probably eager to see what your baby looks like. It’s perfectly natural to be curious about the new life growing within you. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning expectant moms and dads about businesses looking to capitalize on this curiosity – and possibly putting your unborn child in … Read More

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How Safe Are Your Ears? (Infographic)

One out of every three cases of hearing loss in the United States is 100 percent avoidable. Surprised? While figures vary, these cases — caused by noise exposure — affect approximately 36 million Americans, according to the American Academy of Audiology. Many people don’t realize how noise exposure could put them at risk for this … Read More

Did Your Gynecologist Say ‘SIS?’

Maybe you’ve had an ultrasound and something came up abnormal. Or experienced some irregular, heavy, or postmenopausal bleeding. Or you could be struggling with infertility. To better diagnose the problem, your doctor orders an SIS, or saline-infusion sonography. This is a special ultrasound for imaging the uterus. But what is it, exactly, and what does … Read More

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Video: Beyond the Mammogram

If you’re a woman with an increased risk for breast cancer, you may want to consider more than a mammogram. A new study finds getting an ultrasound screening or an MRI, along with a mammogram, may detect additional cancers. “Mammograms seem to have a problem with detecting tumors in women who have dense breast tissue … Read More