Shields Health Care Group Blog

GoSocial Employee Photo Contest!

Posted by Christian Gay

 

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Tags: employees, imaging

Talking Turkey: A Shields Family Tradition Since 1986

Posted by Christian Gay

 

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Shields MR...Why? 8 Breast MRI Questions Answered

Posted by Christian Gay

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- an annual campaign to increase awareness of a disease that will affect 1 in 8 U.S. women over the course of their lifetimes. Awareness can lead to increased support for research, diagnosis and treatment for this disease. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. Experts agree that early detection is critical when dealing with this disease. So how is breast cancer diagnosed? And why might your doctor recommend a breast MRI? These and other patient questions are answered below.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Breast Cancer Screening Options

Posted by Mary Scanlan

 

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Tags: breast cancer awareness, breast cancer, breast MRI, mammography, mammogram, breast cancer screening

Prostate Cancer: How Shields MRI Plays a Role in Better Biopsies

Posted by Lisa McChesney

Prostate Cancer: How Shields MRI Plays a Role in Better Biopsies

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Tags: shields prostate mri, prostate MRI, prostate screening, prostate cancer awareness, Dr. Michael Curran, Prostate biopsy, prostate cancer mri, Greater Boston Urology

Prepping for the fall sports season? Here's a common football injury every parents should know about.

Posted by Riley Buonagurio

 

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Tags: shoulder, football, football injury, shoulder MRI, Shields MRI

World Cup fever? Keep an eye out for this Injury.

Posted by Riley Buonagurio

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Tags: ankle mri, MRI cost, ankle sprain, Shields MRI, soccer, soccer injuries

Chronic hip pain under 40? Don’t ignore it. What I learned about labral tears & arthritis at 20.

Posted by Riley Buonagurio

As a collegiate athlete I have experienced many injuries from sports, yet it was somewhat alarming when I developed chronic hip pain. Being 20 years old and not being capable of bending over to tie my shoes is not something with which a lot of young adults have to deal. Surprisingly, this is more common in athletes between the ages of 20 and 40 than you may think. In just one year, three young women on my college lacrosse team and several of my classmates who played sports all suffered from the same type of pain. The diagnosis? A torn labrum.

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Tags: arthrogram, MR arthrogram, hip pain, hip mri, arthritis, arthritis in hip mri

Marathon Monday Runner's Injury: Achilles Tendonitis & MRI

Posted by Mary Scanlan

 

The city of Boston will soon be flooded with runners who have been diligently training for the 2018 Boston Marathon. Most runners will be feeling excited that the day has finally arrived – but there will also be some who are dreading it, as they are dealing with the common running injury Achilles tendonitis.

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Tags: achilles tendon, orthopedic MRI, foot MRI, foot injury, ankle injry, ankle mri

Ever had your heart skip a beat? A cardiac MRI may be in your future.

Posted by Mary Scanlan

February is American Heart Month

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Tags: heart MRI, cardiac MRI, MRI, arrhythmia