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October 13, 2015

Dr. Harrison Will Be Taking Your Calls on Dr. Mirabile’s Radio Show!

ASK-THE-DOCTOR-FINAL-BLACK-3[1]Great news! Our very own Dr. Linda Harrison will be the guest on Dr. James Mirabile’s radio show Ask the Doctor this Saturday, October 17th from 1-2p on KCMO Talk Radio (710 AM / 103.7 FM). We’re very excited about this!

This weekend’s show will also feature Carli Good, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City. Dr. Harrison and Ms. Good are friends and cohorts in the fight against breast cancer. The show will focus on Komen’s role in the community as well as barriers that keep women from getting life-saving breast cancer screening.

Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, both ladies have incredibly busy schedules. However, they are very happy to take some time out to answer your questions, and share some of what they’ve learned, in years of service to women’s health.

Please tune in! Please ask questions! Please have a wonderful weekend and take good care of yourself!

You can listen live here.

Submit your questions online here.

September 17, 2014

There’s a Better Way To Calculate Body Fat (and We’ve Got It!)

3D-printed Laughing Buddha (right) by Digital Nuisance via Flickr Copyright Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)Obesity and its negative effects on our collective health has been covered repeatedly in the news. There are ways of defining being overweight or obese, most based on height, weight and body mass index (BMI). Body composition is another means of analyzing percentage of body fat, and another tool to help guide and follow treatment.

 

Let’s start with the numbers: accurate weight and height are a starting point. Getting your body mass index (which you can do here once you have your height and weight) is helpful in determining whether your weight is appropriate for your height. But to be truly accurate about weight, body fat and its affect on health, knowing what percentage of your body tissue is fat specifically can be helpful. Here is where radiology can help: DEXA is the most accurate means of assessing body composition.

 

DEXA is known most commonly for measuring bone mineral density. This can identify those with osteoporosis or those beginning to show signs of bone loss. Knowing your bone mineral density is increasingly important with age, and preventing fractures is a goal.

 

DEXA (or Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry if you want to know the words behind the acronym) is the most accurate method of assessing body composition. A DEXA scan is a medical test and is considered the Gold Standard in body composition testing with over 99% accuracy. This imaging technique using low dose x-rays can evaluate bone density, fat density and lean body mass. DEXA gives a total picture of body composition, useful for planning a course of action and then seeing the success (we’ll think positive!) of those actions.

 

Eating well, exercising regularly, talking to your doctor or consulting with a dietician are all actions that can help you on the way to better numbers. Decreasing body fat percentage while maintaining healthy lean body mass is the goal. Decreasing body fat percentage is as significant as overall weight loss to your health.

 

So start with your numbers and move from there. You have the power to get yourself on the road to your best possible health! And we’re happy to help in any way we can, from sharing healthy recipes to exercise tips and tricks to advising you on your DEXA scores to cheering you on and educating you along the way! If you follow us on Pinterest you’ll see more ideas everyday!

(Image attribution: 3D-printed Laughing Buddha (right) by Digital Nuisance via Flickr Copyright Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0))

Diagnostic Imaging Centers blogs on regularly about women’s health at www.mammographykc.com and general radiology at www.diagnosticimagingcenterskc.com. Visit our sites for more helpful information!

September 10, 2014

Diagnostic Imaging Centers Health and Wellmobile Launch

LH at HW launchIf you haven’t heard the radio ads (on Cumulus stations), or read our most recent blogs… We’re embarking on an awesome collaboration:

 

Diagnostic Imaging Center’s Health and Wellmobile!

 

So, what is this magical creation? The Health & Wellmobile is a traveling toolkit full of wonderful educational materials and even some exam opportunities. It will be all around Kansas City at 300-500 events throughout the coming year, appearing at everything from local races, community events, sporting events and even at our clinic locations.

 

We are thrilled to be partners with WINS Wellness/CareWorx, Rawxies, SunFresh Markets, Title Boxing and Hendrick Buick GMC Cadillac on this area-wide initiative!

 

The Health & Wellmobile launched this morning at Union Station downtown and has already made a few appearances about town. Our own Dr. Linda Harrison introduced our project and we’re very proud to be part of this initiative towards a healthier Kansas City!

 

More details in the future as we merrily roll along!

 

If you have interest in learning more – or you want the Wellmobile at one of your events – please do contact us at:

socialmedia.dic (at) gmail (dot) com.

 

 

September 5, 2014

Come and Welcome Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A.’s Health and Wellmobile with us!

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August 11, 2014

The Post-Race Wrap-Up: Komen Congrats!

Komen Union Station Race NightThank you to all who were able to come out in the rain this weekend and make the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure such a wonderful success! It was totally worth getting soaked, wasn’t it?

 

Gatherings like these fill our hearts with hope and excitement. We ARE getting closer than ever before to reducing the toll that breast cancer takes. Komen is fantastic about providing support to those who face the battle against breast cancer. We couldn’t be more proud to be a part of their team!

 

We’d like to offer our thanks and appreciation to everyone who walked and ran, who handed out lip balm and water, who donated and cheered – everyone who made Sunday such a wonderful day.

 

Over 18,000 people participated – walking alongside 1,200 survivors! Approximately $1 million was raised! And just for kicks, SGK is applying for a Guinness World Record of more than 1,000 people in a selfie.

 

We are so happy – we believe a cure is in sight, as long as we keep striving. Thank you for all you do!

 

 

(Image credit: Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City)

 

 

Diagnostic Imaging Centers blogs on regularly about women’s health at www.mammographykc.com and general radiology at www.diagnosticimagingcenterskc.com. Visit our sites for more helpful information!