More people are getting MRI scans than ever before. The procedure can be lifesaving when done properly, but when used improperly, the scanning machines can burn patients, send objects flying, move around pacemakers, and cause hearing loss.
There is no federal regulation on the operation of the machines, so the FDA is continuing a workshop on how to prevent MRI accidents. Today, we will discuss what can go wrong during MRI procedures and explains what empowered patients can do to when getting a scan.
Extra weight in the midsection can pose serious health threats, with the right exercise and consistent exercise, weight loss is achievable.Even the loss of 5 pounds can decrease one’s chances of developing chronic illnesses. Find out what causes belly fat, the health risks it poses for men and what you can do to lose the extra pounds.
Men have a greater chance than women of suffering from memory problems in old age, according to recent studies at the Mayo clinic, scientists have found that men are at least one and a half times more likely to have problems with memory and thinking skills when they reach 70 and beyond. Men do not, on average, live as long as women and the new work shows that this is reflected in their mental decline too, which too happens earlier.
Children should be encouraged to brush their teeth from a young age, although they may be able to brush their own teeth from as young as 2 years old, they don’t acquire the motor skills to perfect this skill until they reach the age of 8 or 9.Christi Paul investigates for today’s Health Minute.