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November 14, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Imaging Safety

Getting an x-ray is not the frightening concept it once might have been. We know so much about all types of scans and the potential hazards and how to avoid them, and technology is rapidly advancing. Some hospitals even boast an EOS now, which allows them to complete scans with 6-9 times less radiation than typical x-rays.

November 1, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Back to School: Sports Injuries

The kids are finally back at school and parents rejoice, but school brings its own challenges with homework, the dreaded nits, and the far too common sports injuries. Why is it that kids can play all summer long with no more than a scratch but they’re back at school a week and have torn the knee out of their new school pants and have a broken ankle to go with it?

December 11, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

A Look Inside the Body: Medical Imaging Explained

Medical imaging has come a long way since the days of the humble X-ray alone. There are now many choices available to doctors to view the inner machinations of the human body. Here we outline the most common forms of medical imaging, what they involve and what to expect from an appointment. 

February 6, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Does Your BMI Really Matter?

Many people don’t realise that a traditional body mass index (BMI) calculation is not the best way to measure excess weight, with more and more people now turning to body composition scans to better understand and manage their health.