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AUG 2014

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86 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.14 HT Health Tips From the Experts Where you have your mammogram matters. Many studies show that doctors who specialize in mammography are more accurate at interpreting the images when compared to physicians with less experience. Get your mammogram read by a doctor who specializes in reading them. Also, choose a breast center where you have access to the best mammography technology. Digital mammograms provide improved visibility versus traditional flm-screen mammograms. 2D mammograms are the gold standard for breast cancer detection. When used with 2D mammography, 3D is superior to 2D alone. — Women's Diagnostic Center Don't put off your mammogram because of discomfort. Fear that the exam will be uncomfortable is one reason women put off scheduling a mammogram. To reduce discomfort, try to schedule the exam after your monthly period, when breast tissue is less sensitive. You may beneft by taking an over-the-counter anti-infammatory such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen before your mammogram. Above all, tell the mammography technologist about any discomfort you may be experiencing. They can work with you to make the experience more comfortable. — Women's Diagnostic Center What is RSD? Refex Sympathetic Dystrophy (sometimes called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) is a condition of intense burning pain, stiffness, swelling and discoloration that most often affects the hands, arms, legs and feet. There are two types. Type 1 occurs after an illness or injury that did not directly damage a nerve in the affected area. Type 2 follows a distinct nerve injury. Both can be treated with Spinal Cord Stimulation. —Dr. A.J. Nair, Kentuckiana Pain Specialists Use of three dimensional x-rays can improve surgical outcomes. — Kentuckiana Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, PSC The top three sports injury prevention/ performance enhancers are proper training, warming up and strength training and conditioning. —Dr. Kris Abeln, Floyd Memorial Medical Group – Orthopedics

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