CT and MRI are essential imaging techniques in today’s world. We rely heavily on reports from the CT and MRI scan for a detailed picture of the inside.

MRI uses a magnetic field to picture the desired body part or organ. For the same purpose, a CT scan uses an x-ray.

Both investigations are detailed, non-invasive, and sensitive; however, each choice varies depending on the condition to be diagnosed.

What is an MRI? 

MRI is also known as the Magnetic resonance imaging technique. It uses radio waves produced by large magnets to create pictures of the inside of the body. The waves penetrate the body and are reflected off the tissues depending on the tissue densities. The reflected waves create a picture of the organ.

It is done with the help of a large machine. The machine has a tunnel-like structure and a bed that slides into it. The large

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With intense immigration activity at the U.S.-Mexico border this year and attention focused on the plight of newly arriving migrants, a new KFF analysis finds communities along the border faced an array of socioeconomic challenges and weak health infrastructures well before this year’s surge.

Texas – which has the most counties along the border and is the only border state that has not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act – stands out as facing the greatest challenges with twice the uninsured rate among both its border county (26%) and non-border county (20%) nonelderly residents compared with California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

A major factor behind Texas’ higher uninsured rates is that 1 in 3 nonelderly adults in border counties lack health insurance. Medicaid expansion for adults could reduce the uninsured rate among the state’s nonelderly adults. However, compared with non-border counties, the border counties in the state have higher

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Everyone has that moment when they realize they might need reading glasses. Whether it was while reading your page-turner late into the night, or scanning the paper early in the morning, you couldn’t help but notice the words just weren’t as clear as they used to be.

While the need for reading glasses is a completely normal part of getting older, it can still come with mixed emotions. Changes in your vision are disheartening, even downright annoying sometimes. But you’re not alone. Nearly everyone experiences age-related vision changes by their early to mid-40s, and you have plenty of options to keep seeing clearly.

Read on for more information on how our eyes change as we get older and how to get your best fit when it comes to reading glasses.

How our eyes change as we age

Our bodies change as we get older, and our eyes are no exception.

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Planning to gather with loved ones over the holidays? Here’s a timely reminder that every member of your family enrolled in health insurance is eligible for eight free rapid at-home COVID-19 tests every month. That goes for whatever insurance you have—whether it’s through Medicare, the Affordable Care Act marketplace, Medicaid, or your employer—because rapid-test reimbursement is still required by the federal government.

There are two main ways to purchase these tests. The first is to pick them up at a pharmacy or store that your plan designates as “in-network.” If you’re on Medicare, there’s also a partial list of the pharmacies offering over-the-counter tests here. In many cases, the advantage is that you won’t have to pay for the tests; they’ll be immediately covered. Some pharmacies, including Walgreens and CVS, also offer online programs where you can locate tests, enter your insurance information, and then pick

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Two years into the pandemic, governments worldwide have started to relax their social distancing policies. However, healthcare systems continue to be severely impacted by ongoing infections and a growing backlog of patients waiting for planned treatments.

While vaccines have been extremely successful in reducing hospitalization and mortality rates, infection control policies continue to affect our hospitals’ regular operations. In many respects, COVID-19 created a perfect storm. It came at a time when many healthcare systems were already severely stressed, dealing with an increasing burden of disease within aging populations, and chronic staff shortages.

The pandemic suspended most non-urgent, elective procedures and ambulatory care; consequently, the care backlog increased. In England alone, 6 million people were waiting for treatment at the end of December 2021. It’s estimated that 8 million people have undiagnosed conditions, and these are the people who stayed away from their healthcare providers for fear of catching COVID-19.

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