Entries by Virtual Imaging

Preventing Heart Disease and Poor Health Starts With Detection

Understanding heart disease Life is certainly too precious to gamble away. Consider these odds: one out of every four adults has cardiovascular disease (CVD), the nation’s leading killer of men and women above the age of 35. But cardiovascular disease doesn’t happen overnight. The disease process begins years-even decades-before the first symptoms are discovered. And, […]

Maintaining Healthy Cholesterol Levels

Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is vital to heart health. If too much cholesterol builds up in the body, plaque will accumulate in the arteries and narrow the space allowed for blood to flow to the heart. This narrowing can lead to heart disease and even a stroke or heart attack. If you want to live […]

The Best Diet for Your Heart

Packing nutrients into your diet will not only improve your appearance, but can also benefit your heart! Therefore, it’s no surprise when diets proven to aid in weight loss and promote good health become very popular, very quickly. Let’s take a look at three of the most prominent heart-healthy diets and determine which one is […]

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Benjamin Franklin is usually credited with the above axiom, but it was in fact Henry de Bracton, a cleric and legal advisor to the monarchy in 13th century England, who coined the phrase. When it comes to your well-being, it’s something well worth putting into practice on a regular basis. So what does it really […]

Sugar and Disease

Most people know that eating too much sugar can lead to weight gain, but did you know that consuming too much of the sweet stuff can make you sick? Consuming sugar, especially in the large quantities common in the American diet, can cause significant health problems, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Many speculate that […]

The Dangerous Effects of Energy Drinks

Energy drinks promise to improve physical and mental performance, but they may actually be dangerous – or even deadly. About 31 percent of adolescents between the ages of 12 to 17 regularly use energy drinks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and about 34 percent of people between the ages of […]

How to Determine the Onset of a Heart Attack

Every 34 seconds, a heart attack strikes. Surprisingly, cardiac arrest can sometimes go unnoticed, even by the victim. Understanding the signs and symptoms of an attack could save the life of yourself or another. According to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control, only 27 percent of respondents were aware of the major symptoms […]

Cardiovascular Disease

Understanding Heart Disease Life is certainly too precious to gamble away. Consider these odds: One out of every four adults has cardiovascular disease (CVD), the nation’s leading killer of men and women above the age of 35. But cardiovascular disease doesn’t happen overnight. The disease process begins years even decades before the first symptoms are […]

What is an EBT Scan

The EBCT C300 scanner, developed by Imatron technologies, is the latest generation of diagnostic CT technology. The C300 uses patented technology called Electron Beam Computed Tomography (EBCT), a highly advance CT technology that has no moving parts. Using an electron beam rather than the standard CT x-ray tube, imaging is done at speeds up to […]

What is Atherosclerosis?

When the arteries become narrow due to excessive plaque buildup, a potentially life-threatening condition known as atherosclerosis develops. Plaque is trapped in the arteries when the endothelium, or thin layer of cells that keeps the walls smooth, is damaged and allows the bad cholesterol to perch. As the plaque continue to build on the arterial […]