Get the Lead Out: The Benefits of Lead Aprons

X-rays are sometimes a cause for confusion and concern among patients of all ages. MRI machines, PET and CT scanners, x-ray machines and other medical imaging machines are some of the most common pieces of equipment one encounters in a visit to the doctor’s office; for a nervous or younger patient, the machinery can appear intimidating, even dangerous. However, all of these machines are relatively harmless so long as the patients and medical staff wear lead aprons.

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Top 7 X-Ray Technologies Every Veterinarian Should Have

Pets are our members of the family, and you naturally want to ensure they receive the best possible medical care. Whether pet owner, veterinarian or both, the most effective and efficient radiography machinery available is one of the most crucial steps to take to make sure animal companions remain safe and healthy in the years to come. We recommend – and carry – the following top-of-the-line products to perfect your veterinary practice.

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How Footwear Affects the Feet

Aside from its role in function and fashion, how much thought do you give to your shoes? Did you know the size, shape or style of your shoe can cause physiological damage to your feet, knees, hips and back? Even the cushiest of shoes may pose hidden dangers to your feet. To avoid foot and other injuries, keep the following information in mind when choosing a pair of shoes.

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Dental Care for Pets

The idea of a cat or a dog paying a routine visit to the dentist sounds comedic, sure, but it’s actually an essential component of responsible pet ownership. If left unchecked, gum disease, plaque, tartar and other periodontal disorders can spread bacteria to the rest of the body. Which can, in turn, lead to disrupts in healthy organ function. Make tending to the needs of your pet’s oral well-being a regular part of his or her routine.

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The Best Time for New X-ray Equipment

While it is true that there is never a bad time to purchase new imaging equipment, your business can benefit if that purchase is made before the end of the tax year. Although the Section 179 deduction limit for equipment purchases made in 2014 is down from $500,000 to $25,000, business owners should take advantage of this still-significant tax break before December 31.

Checking an X-ray

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Meet the All Star X-ray Team

All-Star X-ray takes great pride in its team, from the members of our sales and technical service team to the administrative staff who make sure our office is running smoothly. So from time to time, we’re going to tell you about our amazing employees. Today, we’ve got office manager Sandra Newton and office assistant Denise Bain.

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Are High Heel Shoes Dangerous to Your Health?

A carefully selected pair of high heel shoes can make or break an outfit. They project such a wide range of images – of power, of beauty, of taste – that their appeal is absolutely undeniable. However, even the most fashionable footwear can cause health issues and increase the risk of everything from minor foot pain to more serious injuries. Some podiatrists report that up to a quarter of their female patients seek treatment for issues directly related to high heel shoes!

woman removing her high heel shoes and massaging her feet

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The History and Future of X-ray Technology

The history of X-ray technology is fascinating. Understanding how one discovery built upon another, and how subsequent research was conducted in order to realize the full potential X-ray technology, gives you a sense of how far the medical community has come in the diagnosis and treatment of everything from minor sprains to killer diseases such as pneumonia.

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