Osteoporosis: The Silent Disease that Affects Nearly Half of American Women Osteoporosis means “porous bone.” It is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or a combination of both.

Knowing what increases your risk of having a stroke is important so you can be prepared. Having a family member who has had a stroke, having had a stroke previously and aging are all things we can’t control, but increase our risk.   Other things that increase your risk are being overweight, depressed, or having uncontrolled diabetes. Once you are aware, that knowledge can guide your choices and lead you to a healthier outcome.

It’s commonly believed that fractures are the result of a single incident where a lot of pressure or force is placed upon the bone, breaking it. This is generally true; however, stress fractures are a bit different and trickier to diagnose.

When you’re sleeping, you might think your body is powering down, but it’s actually charging up. During sleep, the body repairs and restores itself. Lack of sleep can do much more than affect your mood and concentration; over time, lack of sleep can have a negative impact on heart health, stroke risk, and diabetes risk.

The most common symptom of Endometriosis is pelvic pain, which may range from mild to severe, and may also extend to the lower back or abdomen. Read more to learn about other common symptoms of Endometriosis and how ultrasound is used to diagnose this painful condition.

Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in the U.S., and around the world. Your risk for heart disease is influenced by factors like age, gender, race, and genetics, as well as certain conditions and behaviors.

The most commonly diagnosed cancers are breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and colorectal cancer. Cancer screening tests help doctors find cancers early, when treatments tend to be more effective, and survival rates are higher.

Do you experience leg pain during exercise? Contrary to what some people believe, leg pain during exercise is not a normal part of aging, and it could be caused by Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Leg pain during exercise that stops when resting is the most common symptom of PAD.

High blood pressure is a "silent killer", which means that there are usually no obvious physical symptoms to indicate high blood pressure is present. As many as one in five people do not know they have the condition, yet it can have serious consequences including heart attack, stroke, and peripheral arterial disease.

Make 2017 the year you put your health first. Health screening exams are designed to detect certain diseases and conditions in the earliest stages, when they may be managed or treated more successfully. The Association of Alexandria Radiologists offers a variety of health screening exams to help you be proactive about your health in 2017. See what exams might be right for you.

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