The Echelon Health Blog. An informed view on the world of Personal Health Assessment.

How Is Heart Disease Diagnosed?

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Heart disease is a condition that affects your heart’s structure and function. Heart disease stems from a group of conditions with several different root causes. In the UK alone, around…

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Five reasons Radiology is important in healthcare

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Radiology and radiography are the branches of medicine that focus on imaging technology to detect, diagnose, and treat disease. At Echelon Health, we recognise that there is not one scan…

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Choosing The Best Private Health Check: A Helpful Guide

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Private health checks are a great way to monitor your health to help you make important lifestyle choices for the future. However, choosing the right private health clinic can be…


Nicotine: The good, the bad and the ugly

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Nicotine is a chemical that contains nitrogen, which is made by several types of plants, including the tobacco plant. It is also produced synthetically. Nicotiana tabacum, the type of nicotine…

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E-cigs Debunked: Echelon Health explore vaping health concerns

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In the UK alone,78,000 people die per year as a result of smoking. Cigarettes are extremely addictive because of their high nicotine content which subsequently, makes it very difficult for…

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What You Need To Know About CT Scans For Cancer Detection

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In the not-so-distant past, the diagnosis of cancer was seen as a death sentence. With a lack of treatment options, a poor understanding of the disease and underdeveloped imaging techniques,…

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Brain MRI scan – everything you need to know

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Attending a brain MRI in London may seem daunting and understandably you may be nervous, but rest assured there is nothing to fear.  A brain MRI is a safe, non-invasive…

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Not all Scanners are the same

By Echelon Health

It is generally accepted that prevention is better than cure and the opportunity now exists with modern medical imaging to diagnose disease at an unprecedented early stage. Over the last…

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Prevention is always better than cure

By Echelon Health

There are some pretty sobering statistics around when it comes to many of the most likely causes of early death in the UK today. For instance, consider the following: Every…

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CT Scanning – an essential tool in Health Assessment

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Like so many things in medical science, there are differing views when it comes to CT scanning. Some suggest that its use is unjustified in preventative health scanning (as opposed…