Category Archives: General Healthcare

Demanding Proper Healthcare for Veterans

A recent Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposal (AP44) will try to cut costs on VA healthcare by granting all advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) full practice authority over veterans, without the supervision of qualified physicians. This includes the authority to “order, perform, supervise, and interpret laboratory and imaging studies.”

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Radiologists Engaging with Patients

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Want to improve your radiographic care? A face-to-face, openly communicative relationship between medical professionals and their patients is an essential part of quality healthcare, and specialists and technicians, not just general practitioners, should include meetings with their patients as part of the diagnostic and treatment process.

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The Best Way to Stop Breast Cancer

Every October, there’s one health issue everybody is focused on: breast cancer. The success of Breast Cancer Awareness Month lies in the fact that it reminds men and women to visit a doctor for cancer screenings – just to be safe.

Breast cancer screenings lower the death rate of the devastating disease by up to 30 percent. Research unequivocally indicates that catching lumps before they grow or spread is the most effective strategy for treatment.

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Are You Staying Healthy?

Do you know if you’re healthy? Do you attempt to try to stay healthy? If no, then maybe it’s something that we should all do, especially men. June is National Men’s Health Month. There is new data from the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency (AHRQ), that finds men are 24% less likely than women to have visited a doctor in the past year. Also, men are 30% more likely than women to be hospitalized for conditions that are preventable, such as congestive heart failure and diabetes complications.

Men, in order to keep up with our health, you need to start taking the initiative of visiting the doctor more. The doctor can help prescribe you with the right medication to help you if you’re sick, or even just an annual check up to make sure that you’re doing well. Doctors want to make sure that your health is the most important thing.
Doctors, in order to keep having those patients coming in and visiting, you need to make sure you have the right equipment to be helping your patients out with.

We here at All Star X-ray have the experience and expertise in every area to evaluate your current set-up for areas of improvement in image quality and waste reduction, as well as equipment function and service. We cover specialties such as pre-planning, room-layout, shielding reports, equipment consultations, imaging equipment sales, installations, NCT training, and service.

Digital radiology systems are now moving into an affordable price. If you are considering making a change to digital, call us for a free consult. Our digital imaging specialists can assist you with designing a system that fits both your family practice setting as well as your financial plans. We are not just another computer software vendor; we are experts in the field of radiology. That’s what sets us apart. Even in digital radiography, image quality matters. You want the service team that knows how to make your image better, save you time, and be there when you need it most. We will give you the information and education on various digital imaging products and you get to make the decision. Your Image is OUR Business.