Something Smells Fishy: The Latest News on Postpartum Depression

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Bad news for Nemo, good news for women everywhere. Fighting postpartum depression might be as easy as adding more fish to your diet. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry just published a review stating that increasing Omega-3 intake to recommended levels could help women of childbearing age battle depression. Research shows that Omega-3 helps your body release serotonin, that hormone that …

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Screenings for Relatives of SCD Victims

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The European Heart Journal, official Journal of the European Society of Cardiology, published a study conducted in Denmark over the span of 11 years. The study followed family members of young victims of Sudden Cardiac Death. Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) in the young is often associated with genetic mutations so it isn’t a great surprise that the victims’ closest relatives …

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Dr. Terry J. Styles on Integrative Medicine, Part I

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As promised, an interview with Dr. Styles! I had the privilege of sitting down with Dr. Terry Styles a few days ago and chatting about her take on complementary/integrative medicine and its role in cancer treatment. Terry Styles, M.D., is the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at MNAP Medical Solutions and in addition to being a wonderful doctor, she also …

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Halloween 2012

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As usual Halloween at MNAP does not disappoint. Even though it was changed to the 2nd of November due to Superstorm Sandy, we celebrated in the full spirit of the holiday. Oncology chose the theme of Gilligan’s Island turning their reception area into a tropical paradise. While Radiology was sent back in time to the 1980’s, bad hair and all! …

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Hurricane Sandy

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Please be advised that MNAP office will be closed today, Monday, October 29th due to the hurricane Sandy. If you have an appointment today, MNAP representative will be calling you you shortly to reschedule your appointment. Please stay safe.

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Image Gently: Taking the Pledge for Safer Pediatric Radiology

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It is a commonly known fact that radiological procedures, if done improperly, pose more harm to children than to adults. For a long time now, Image Gently, an advocacy group associated with many organizations, has been promoting safer, lower dosage, protocols for pediatric imaging. When the FDA was working on guidelines for imaging equipment manufacturers, they came to Image Gently …

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Best Hospitals: U.S News Announces the List

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Well the numbers are in: The 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report has published a list of the best hospitals in the country. The rankings are based on specialty and focus less on routine care and more on the extraordinary cases that require more expertise and pose more of a challenge. Just to be clear, making the list …

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Siemens Makes a Giant Leap for Alzheimer’s Sufferers

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Siemens made a giant leap for Alzheimer’s sufferers this year when they introduced a first-of-it’s-kind integrated system to diagnose early stage Alzheimer’s. This new process involves a newly FDA approved radiotracer that binds to beta-amyloid, a plaque found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The plaque can then be seen with the help of the Siemens Biograph mCT scanner. What …

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Controlling Your Radiation Dose: A Delicate Balance

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Radiation exposure is a major concern for all imaging specialists as well as the patients and referring doctors. The November issue of Imaging Life covers the subject, shedding light on some information that most patients aren’t aware of, but would probably be glad to know. CT scans usually consist of larger doses of radiation than your average X-Ray, and with …

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Ask The Doctor

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OK so the subject of my last post still has me fired up. And in a moment of clarity, it occurred to me that while we here at MNAP take patient education very seriously, we could always do more. So in an effort to educate our patients further we are starting a segment we like to call “Ask the Doctor”. …

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