Oklahoma Lung Cancer Facts

 More than five decades ago, the United States released the first report of the Surgeon General’s Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health which concluded cigarette smoking contributed to lung and laryngeal cancer and was a leading cause of chronic bronchitis. Although this information is common knowledge now, more than 45 million American adults still smoke. Of those 45 million, … Read More

Common Myths About CT Scans

  Doctors use computer tomography scans, or CT scans, to accurately diagnose a variety of health issues, including tumors, internal injuries, and heart disease. These scans allow doctors to look at highly detailed cross-sectional images taken from a combination of X-rays. While the benefits of using these scans include ensuring that patients receive the treatment they need, some are hesitant to … Read More

10 Simple Tips for Staying Healthy After 40

  While reaching age 40 is a gargantuan milestone and a huge success, it’s only the beginning of the rest of your life. If you are looking to stay healthy after 40 and live the latter part of your life in good health, it may be time to make some changes. Use the following health tips for age 40 to … Read More

Lung Cancer Screening in Oklahoma

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently issued a draft decision requiring Medicare coverage of low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung scans for those at-risk for lung cancer. As Oklahoma’s only source for low-dose, Electron Beam CT scans, we applaud their decision. “We feel this validates everything we do here,” said Advanced Body Scan co-founder Larry Trucano. “This is a watershed … Read More

Full Body Scans: How long do they take?

  Where does the time go? Well when you start to break down a typical Oklahoman’s day, you’d be shocked at where a lot of our time is wasted. Here’s a look at five things most people do every day that will take more time than a scan from Advanced Body Scan. Snoozing your alarm clock   So many of … Read More

National Fight Procrastination Day: Action, not Reaction

  September 6 is National Fight Procrastination Day. As a business dedicated to the process of prevention, procrastination is an enemy we encounter daily. The phrase “ignorance is bliss” is a true one, but only to a certain point. Ignorance might buy you happiness in the short term, but being armed with a thorough knowledge of your health is your best … Read More

Three foods that can affect bone density

When it comes to your health, one of the best attitudes to take is the Buddhist idea of “everything in moderation.” If your diet is balanced and you exercise correctly, the chances of a catastrophic illness or heart disease are greatly reduced. But sometimes, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Did you know that even … Read More

Are you a body scan candidate?

So you feel great, keep up with your health, you follow the food pyramid to a T, exercise 30-60 minutes a day, don’t smoke and make your regularly scheduled check-ups with your doctor. Does that mean you’re not a candidate for a body scan? Absolutely not. We’ve all heard the stories, or even know someone like this: they are in perfect … Read More