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What Are the Types of Imaging Tests?

What Are the Types of Imaging Tests?

Have you ever wondered why there are different types of imaging tests? If your doctor has ordered a medical imaging exam for you, you might have questions about the type of scan or test you will be receiving. There are many ways doctors use imaging to diagnose or monitor a medical condition. Different types of imaging are used for different conditions and depends on your symptoms. Imaging scans are safe and carry minimal risks, but at Townsen Memorial we want you to know what to expect so that you feel prepared...

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BE FAST to Identify a Stroke and Save a Life

BE FAST to Identify a Stroke and Save a Life

What is a stroke?  Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When this happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so the brain cells die.  There are 3 types of strokes:  Ischemic Stroke:  Most strokes are ischemic strokes. They make up about 87% of all strokes each year in America. Ischemic strokes happen when the blood flow through the...

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National Diabetes Awareness Month

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It is important to remain educated, find resources, and make sure all those around us are aware of their risk too. Diabetes is a complex health condition that affects millions of people in America. Without proper management it can lead to serious complications.  What is Diabetes? Nearly half of all-American adults have diabetes or prediabetes, yet don’t understand the serious life-long burden of this illness or the 24/7 work it takes to effectively manage. According...

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Breast Cancer and Early Detection

Breast Cancer and Early Detection

As you probably already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While participating in charity runs and wearing pink are great ways to raise funds and awareness, knowing the early warning signs of breast cancer can help you detect the disease early. Whether it’s yearly screenings or monthly self-checks, familiarizing yourself with the early signs of breast cancer can save your life.  Early Symptoms of Breast Cancer Many patients report only noticing one or two symptoms at first. If you notice something is...

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Keeping Your Children Safe During Back to School

Keeping Your Children Safe During Back to School

Back to school looks different this year for everyone–parents, kids, teachers and school staff alike. Whether you’re homeschooling, virtually learning, or sending your child back to school in-person, one thing that’s likely on your mind is how to make sure they’re safe. While there isn’t one sure-fire solution to protecting your child from COVID-19, there are many things you can do, and that you can teach your son or daughter to do, to help protect them.  Physical Distancing School provides tremendous social...

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