July, 2018 | LGW-Health

Month: July 2018

Open MRI Machines Offer A New Experience For Patients

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Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, has long been used as an invaluable method for diagnosing patients. It provides the ability to view the physiological processes of an individual to help identify and diagnose medical conditions.

While vital to medical diagnosis, the testing is often uncomfortable and can cause some patients to feel especially disturbed by the loud noises and vibrations of the machine.

Today, patients have a new option, called the opened MRI. As a fairly new device, this type of MRI is only available through a few select imaging facilities. It provides the same quality imaging as a traditional MRI, but also provides a calmer and less stressful experience for the patients. As the name suggests, the machine provides a larger and less confining space for the patient, which helps to set the individual at ease.

The open magnetic resonance imaging chamber also helps caregivers diagnose patients with … Read More

Polyphenols Fight More Than Free Radicals

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Men and women often hear to eat a colorful plate or a varied diet that uses many colors. Science backs the common claim because a variety of fruits and vegetables introduced into the diet bring powerful antioxidants into the body to fight and delay free radical damage.

Polyphenolsare one of three groups of antioxidants, but their health benefits come from the skins and rinds of plants and fruit. 

Health Problems Polyphenols Can Combat 

Research, however, supports that a diet rich in antioxidants, including polyphenols and more specifically resveratrol, can reduce the risk of many diseases. 

• Heart disease—reduces risk factors associated with the disease. 
• Cancer—may inhibit cancer from replicating and spreading. 
• Alzheimer’s disease—may slow cognitive decline. 
• Diabetes—can increase insulin sensitivity and activate AMPK. 

Studies show that resveratrol might also lower blood pressure, lower bad cholesterol, protect the brain, ease joint pain, and in animals, lengthen the lifespan. Read More

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