A painless quick PAP test (named after the human papillomavirus-HPV) can detect abnormal tissue, HPV infection that can lead to cervical cancer. High risks for developing abnormal cervical tissue or cervical cancer include: intercourse at an early age, multiple partners, history of the sexually … [Read more...] about Cervical Cancer Screening – Simple Facts
You may often thought do I really need all those tests - well finally medical professionals from 17 medical societies have addressed this issue. They have identified tests and procedures that are likely unnecessary for the 26 medical specialties. Examples of unnecessary tests from the specific … [Read more...] about Medical Diagnosis Testing -Not Always Needed
The 10th National Wear Red Day is Feb. 1, 2013 to bring awareness to heart disease in women. More women than men have heart attacks! Heart disease is the No. 1 ‘killer’ in women more than all forms of cancer combined. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) ‘one in 31 American women … [Read more...] about Go Red – For Your Heart!
You feel fine so you did not take time for wellness check-ups. Yes you were told they were a good idea but… Whither you have health insurance or not there are certain wellness checkups you need annually. So read this wellness to do list and get the screening you need: Bone density Scan (for … [Read more...] about End of Year To Do List -Health Check
Benefits of routine screening for several conditions are being reevaluated, less is becoming the new "more'. Just like the PSA blood test Doc addresses in April 1st podcast, the Pap smear is no longer going to be recommended yearly. New guidelines state most women should wait until 21 and get … [Read more...] about Pap Smear Testing