CT Scan vs. MRI – What’s Best for a Sports-related Concussion?

concussion-football-playerA hockey check, a bicycle accident, a fall from a tree. All are potential causes of a concussion or traumatic brain injury. Concussions, and especially sports-related concussions, can vary in the extent of the injury and the severity of the symptoms. Common mental or physical symptoms might include trouble concentrating, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, sensitivity to light or forgetfulness.

Correct management of a sports-related concussion is crucial in not only helping the athlete begin healing, but in preventing further damage. It can be difficult, however, to understand the proper course of action. Some athletes will not need imaging performed; but they may need to not participate in sports for a period of time and gradually return to play.

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Greek Yogurt Chicken SaladHave some leftover chicken? With just a few ingredients, you can re-purpose it for a healthy lunch. This Simply Salad contest winning dish was submitted by Frances Lucas, UMass Memorial – Marlborough Hospital, Marlborough, MA

New Technology to Detect Prostate Cancer?

man fishingThat’s right. If the man in your life needs a biopsy, then check out the new technology available that increases the detection of high-risk prostate cancer, with minimal discomfort and faster results.

Traditionally, prostate cancer biopsies have been performed by random sampling of the entire prostate. In one case, a man needed 18 painful biopsies for each of his 2 previous procedures. With the new targeted technology, only six biopsies were necessary, and he had minimal discomfort.