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5 Tips For Creating a Romantic Night and Fun Dinner at Home

Valentines Day is just around the corner and maybe you're already thinking how to make this occasion really special. Here are some ideas for a romantic and fun dinner at home either for several couples or just for two.
Sensual Scents
Whether planning for one guest or several couples, let robust spices (think cloves, canela, cardamom and black pepper) help set the mood with the help of a standard frying pan. Toast the spices just to their smoking point, and the room will fill with an inviting--and delicious--bouquet.
Pairing Is Caring
When prepping for a perfect evening, pairings are a fun way to turn any meal into a special occasion and spice up the fun. Plan three courses and pair each with a small cocktail. A fun and easy way is to use one base spirit in three different ways.
Make It A Group Effort Let your guests in the kitchen and encourage them to enjoy the tactile sensation of the food as it is prepared. Start the party early and enjoy cocktails as you cook.
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Understanding Open MRI

Medical testing of any kind can be quite anxiety-inducing for a variety of reasons. The road to a proper diagnosis takes time and often includes a variety of procedures needed to fully understand what is happening. The waiting and unanswered questions takes a toll on the patient, and the stress only increases when the test itself is exceedingly unpleasant. This desire to reduce patient stress is largely responsible for the growing popularity of an open mri machine.

Open vs. Closed MRI

Open MRI
A closed, or traditional, MRI requires that the patient lie inside a dark, narrow tube for a long period of time while the machine scans the body. At times, the machine may make a variety of noises as it works. The experience can be harrowing for the patient, most notably in the form of claustrophobia due to the tightly-enclosed space. An Open MRI is an excellent alternate option for many since, as the name implies, the patient is scanned in a more open setting. Symptoms of claustrophobia are greatly reduced, allowing the patient to feel less stress leading up to and during the exam. Lastly, the open MRI is more adaptable in that it can accommodate a wider range of body types and sizes that would otherwise cause challenges in a closed machine.

Purpose of an MRI

One of the most important elements of an MRI is its versatility in the types of diagnoses it can perform. It is designed to provide a full body scan and can take detailed images of virtually any part of the body, including the brain and spinal cord, heart and blood vessels, bones and joints, and a number of organs. Common ailments MRIs look for include cancer, stroke, signs of an impending/damage cause by a heart attack, and nerve or disc damage to the spine.

Many adults will seek a diagnosis via an MRI scan at some point in their lives. As technology continues to improve, so too will the quality of the patient experience.

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