What is a DEXA Scan

What is a DEXA Scan

What is a DEXA scan? A DEXA scan uses x-rays to measure bone density. There are two types of DEXA machines: the central DEXA devices is a larger machine that measures bones located in the center of the body, hips and the spine. Peripheral DEXA devices are smaller portable machines used to measure bone density in the wrist, heels, and fingers.

6 Benefits of Meditation

6 Benefits of Meditation

The world moves fast and it’s super easy to get overwhelmed and stressed by it all. It may seem counter-intuitive, but the solution is to stop moving and reflect. Science has proven that your mind and body benefits from taking time out of your daily life to shut down and meditate. Here are 6 benefits of meditation:

AIC Goes "Red for ED" To Support Our Local Students

AIC Goes "Red for ED" To Support Our Local Students

This year we’re teaming up with the Education Foundation of Lake County to participate in Red for Ed, an initiative that aims to paint the county red in order to raise awareness about the critical need of our local students for the most basic items of food and school supplies. 

Broken Bone? Add These Netflix Shows To Your Binge List!

Broken Bone? Add These Netflix Shows To Your Binge List!

Breaking a bone is never fun, and it’s especially awful during the summertime. However, we live in a magical time where there are thousands of shows available to stream as you please. While your friends are outside in the sweltering heat, enjoy resting up in the cool AC and binging shows on Netflix. We’re here to help you out by adding these must sees to your list:

The MRI Experience

The MRI Experience

What is an MRI? MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI scanner allows physicians to look inside the body without using surgery, harmful dyes, or X-rays. The MRI scanner uses magnets, radio waves and computers to develop clear images of the human anatomy.  MRIs give better images than any other diagnostic imaging equipment out there. If this is your first time getting an MRI, you may believe that the experience may be uncomfortable and overwhelming. Luckily, there are now a couple different options when you go for an MRI depending on your preferences and the recommendation of your doctor.