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X-Rays Find 513 U.S.-Bound Migrants Hiding In Trucks

AP | By MANUEL DE LA CRUZ | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico -- Police in Mexico's southern Chiapas state found 513 migrants on Tuesday inside two trailer trucks bound for the United Sta...

Denver Medical Company Shuts Down Due To Improper Body Scanning

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2011 | Denver

DENVER (Reuters) - A medical imaging company has shuttered its doors in Colorado after regulators ordered it to stop performing X-rays and other s...

"Kidney Stone II: The Sequel"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In what I fear will become a series with more sequels than "Rocky," I had my second kidney stone.

The Weekly Pulse: Michael Pollan's Rules for Thanksgiving, Plus Whole Foods' Healthcare Lies

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Editor's Note: Happy Thanksgiving from the Media Consortium! This week, we aren't stopping The Audit, The Pulse, The Diaspora, or The Mulch, but we ar...

Full Body Scanners: From Airports to the Streets?

Jay Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Stanley

Andy Greenberg at Forbes.com reported yesterday that company representatives told him that backscatter X-rays mounted in vans that can be driven arou...

X-Rays and Children: Know the Limits

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

As the need for orthopedic imaging of children rises during summer months due to increased physical activities,parents need to better understand safety guidelines for X-rays.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Suspicious Package Found At Atlanta Federal Building

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA (AP)- Police say they evacuated a federal building in downtown Atlanta and sent in the bomb squad after a suspicious package was found. Atlan...

iPad Gets A Pass From TSA

AP | By HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 03.26.2012 | Technology

ATLANTA -- Apple's iPad tablet is friendlier than a traditional laptop when it comes to airport security. The Transportation Security Administration ...

Dealing With Holiday Back Pain

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Wintertime and the hectic holiday season is upon us, bringing long lines and standing around -- carrying way too many packages, carrying things that you know are too heavy or awkward to carry, etc.

Swallowed Engagement Ring: Couple Marries After Woman Swallows Ring In Milkshake (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A man decides to pop the question to his prospective bride by hiding her engagement ring in a Wendy's frosty. What could go wrong? She could swallow t...

Nuclear Power Causes Cancer: What Industry Doesn't Want You To Know

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Samuel S. Epstein

Federal health officials, who should be responsible for tracking cancer near nuclear reactors and analyzing their nuclear contaminants, have so far ignored the dangers.

Beyond the X-Ray: Radiology and The Use of Imaging Guidance For Tissue Sampling

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

There are precautions to take with any invasive procedure. These are some things to keep in mind when undergoing tissue sampling.

The FAQ's of X-Ray

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

You hear the expression "you need an X-ray" at the Doctor's office. This primer provides a better understanding of what that expression exactly means.

How MRI is Being Used to Identify Early Signs of Osteoarthritis

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Osteoarthritis is a major health and economic concern, with costs in the US of at least $15.5 billion per year. Worldwide, osteoarthritis has a greater impact on health than diabetes, asthma or HIV.

Radiology Myth Buster: It is Dangerous to Have an MRI After Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

The MR exam is important because early diagnosis allows the doctor and patient to determine potential treatment options that may prolong the anticipated benefits expected from the joint replacement.

Imaging Studies, Radiation and Children

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

In order to better understand important safety protocols, here are some key things to think about when your child is having an imaging examination:

The 1% Solution: A Story of Modern Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey McCombs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

As anyone who "practices" as a doctor knows that what they are being asked to do on a daily basis is somewhat of a miraculous task.