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How A Vascular Ultrasound Can Help You

If your primary care physician believes the blood flow in your arms, legs, or neck is compromised; he may recommend a vascular ultrasound. What is a vascular ultrasound? A vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive, painless procedure that uses sound waves to evaluate the body’s circulatory system to identify blockages to blood flow, narrowing of blood […]

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National Birth Defects Prevention Month: Detecting Birth Defects with Ultrasound Exams

Helping moms give birth to healthy babies is what National Birth Defects Prevention Month is all about. Every January, the medical community and birth defect education and awareness organizations team up to provide women with valuable information. What are birth defects? Birth defects are structural changes that can affect almost any part or parts of […]

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: How to Lower Your Risk

Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly kinds of cancer. Each year, approximately 22,000 American women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, with approximately 14,000 total deaths each year. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, so it’s the perfect time to become familiar with the signs and symptoms. It most commonly affects women between the […]

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Diagnosing Thyroid and Lymph Node Conditions

While lymph nodes are located throughout your entire body, many in your neck are related to your thyroid. The thyroid is responsible for secreting hormones that regulate growth and development. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, at least 30 million Americans suffer from thyroid and lymph node conditions  ­­–– and about half are […]

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The Importance of Testicular and Scrotal Ultrasounds

Many people are under the impression that ultrasound exams are only conducted during pregnancy. However, that’s not the case. In honor of Men’s Health Month, the specialists at Alaska Family Sonograms would like to share the important role that testicular and scrotal ultrasounds can play in men’s overall health and well-being. Why are testicular and […]

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An Individualized Approach to Prenatal Ultrasound

What is prenatal ultrasound? Though ultrasounds can help sonographers examine many areas of the body, prenatal ultrasounds are used during pregnancy to display images of your baby, the amniotic sac, placenta, and ovaries. With an individualized approach to prenatal ultrasound, the team at Alaska Family Sonograms provides an enjoyable and beautiful experience while watching your baby grow. […]

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