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People with sleep apnea at higher risk for aggressive heart disease

CHICAGO -- People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder associated with obesity, have more non-calcified or "bad" plaque in their coronary arteries, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Socie...

Screening tool may better identify heart disease in African-Americans

CHICAGO -- In a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), researchers say they may have an explanation as to why African Americans, despite having lower amounts of coronary artery calcifi...

Researchers use patient’s own blood to treat hamstring injury

CHICAGO -- Researchers in London say they have found an effective two-part treatment for microtears in the hamstring: injections of the patient's own blood and a steroid along with "dry-needling," in which repeated needle punctures cause controlled...

Belly fat puts women at risk for osteoporosis

CHICAGO -- For years, it was believed that obese women were at lower risk for developing osteoporosis, and that excess body fat actually protected against bone loss. However, a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society...

Emergency departments see substantial increase in CT exams

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- A new study reports that the use of computed tomography (CT) in the nation's emergency departments is growing exponentially. If the growth trend continues, by 2011, nearly 20 percent of all emergency department (ED) visits may in...

New study reports effects of endurance running

CHICAGO -- Using a mobile MRI unit, researchers followed runners for two months along a 4,500-kilometer course to study how their bodies responded to the high-stress conditions of an ultra-long-distance race, according to a study presented today at...

Light exercise may prevent osteoarthritis

CHICAGO -- People at risk for osteoarthritis may be able to delay the onset of the disease or even prevent it with simple changes to their physical activity, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of ...

Walking slows progression of Alzheimer’s

CHICAGO -- Walking may slow cognitive decline in adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease, as well as in healthy adults, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North Amer...

Women with personal history of breast cancer should be screened with...

CHICAGO -- Women with a personal history of breast cancer should consider annual screening with MRI in addition to mammography, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The Am...

Diagnosis uncertainty increases anxiety in patients

CHICAGO -- Have you ever felt uneasy sitting in a doctor's waiting room or climbed the walls waiting for your test results? That feeling of anxious uncertainty can be more stressful than knowing you have a serious illness, according to a study pres...

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