14Sep, 2011

10 Screening Tests That Women Should Undergo!

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Do you know that as women, we all should undergo certain medical tests and health screenings throughout our lives? For instance, did you know that hearing and vision screenings are recommended during every decade of your life? Here is the list of 10 screening tests that you should undergo: 1. Pap test Women age 21 and above should undergo Pap test. Sexually active young women under 21 also need to have Pap test starting within three years of the first time sexual intercourse happened. Pap test or Pap smear helps […]
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4Sep, 2011

Dislocations – A Problem That Needs Immediate Medical Attention!

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Dislocations are joint injuries that force the ends of your bones out of position. Major cause for this is a fall or blow. Sometimes it is also due to a contact sport. Dislocations make your joint difficult to move. You can dislocate your knees, ankles, hips, elbows and shoulders. Also, you can dislocate your toe joints and fingers. If the joints are dislocated, they become bloated, very painful and apparently out of place. Joint dislocation needs immediate medical attention. Treatment for joint dislocation depends on which joint you dislocate and […]
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28Aug, 2011

FAQs About Your Cholesterol Levels!

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Knowing the facts about cholesterol can reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke. But understanding what cholesterol is and how it affects your health are only the beginning. In order to keep your cholesterol levels under control: Schedule a screening Be physically active Maintain healthy weight Consume foods that are low in cholesterol and saturated fats and free of trans fats Follow your health care professional’s advice (Cholesterol Control) Here are FAQs about cholesterol: What does cholesterol mean? Cholesterol is a fat like substance that is found in […]
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23Aug, 2011

How Important It Is To Monitor Your Blood Pressure?

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Monitoring blood pressure is very much important for everyone’s life. High blood pressure is the silent killer for everyone’s life. Though you won’t experience any prior symptoms, high blood pressure can lead to sudden heart attacks or strokes. This is the reason, monitoring high blood pressure is so important. It may be the only way you can catch your high blood pressure before it is too late. How to monitor your blood pressure? There are various ways through which blood pressure can be monitored. Consult any nearest clinic to monitor […]
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18Aug, 2011

Diagnostic Tests For Chronic Respiratory Diseases!

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Chronic respiratory diseases are chronic diseases of the airways and other structures of the lung. Among those, the most common illnesses include: respiratory allergies, asthma, occupational lung diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pulmonary hypertension. The most important risk factors for preventable chronic respiratory diseases include: Indoor air pollution Allergens Tobacco smoking Occupational risks Outdoor pollution Nowadays, hundreds of millions of people are suffering from chronic respiratory diseases. According to the recent studies, presently 210 million people are suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), 300 million people from […]
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