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What to do After an Abnormal Blood Test

August 22, 2019

If you received abnormal blood test results, you might be worried about your health. While these blood tests might indicate a disease, other factors can cause your blood test results to fall outside the norm. Read on for more information on this common issue. Factors That Can Affect Blood Test Results Because there are a … Continue reading “What to do After an Abnormal Blood Test”

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The Importance of Hearing Screenings for Seniors

June 18, 2019

As you grow older, there are many important tests that your doctor will perform to make sure your body is functioning properly. A hearing screening is a simple, non-invasive way to check the health and functionality of your ears. Keep reading to learn why this test is so important. Helpful Preventative Care People over the … Continue reading “The Importance of Hearing Screenings for Seniors”

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How to Stay Comfortable During a Blood Test

May 18, 2019

Blood tests are quick and easy diagnostic tools, but that doesn’t mean they are always pleasant. Most people find blood tests to be slightly uncomfortable, but individuals with a needle phobia can find these procedures downright terrifying. Anxiety shouldn’t stop you from getting medical tests. Follow these tips, and you’ll be able to stay comfortable … Continue reading “How to Stay Comfortable During a Blood Test”

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Signs You Might Need a Skin Biopsy

April 22, 2019

Your skin is the largest organ you have in your body, and it’s an easy organ to observe. Everyone notices changes in their skin, whether they have had an injury, experienced a sunburn, or are simply noticing the effects of aging. However, there are times when a change in your skin can indicate a problem. … Continue reading “Signs You Might Need a Skin Biopsy”

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What is an Electrocardiogram?

March 22, 2019

If your doctor suspects you might have a heart condition, there are a number of tests they might order to check for abnormalities. An Electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is one of the most commonly performed heart tests. Although the test is quick and painless, it might make patients nervous if they … Continue reading “What is an Electrocardiogram?”

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The Future May Have a Venipuncture Robot

February 23, 2019

Sometimes getting your blood drawn can be a distressing experience. Veins aren’t always easy to locate and when they are identified; sometimes they “roll”, resulting in multiple needle pricks. As an adult we understand the process, but children who need blood work drawn might not, making it especially distressing for them. Venipuncture is definitely a … Continue reading “The Future May Have a Venipuncture Robot”

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3 Things to Expect When You Have a Skin Biopsy

February 14, 2019

When a suspicious mole or rash affects your body’s largest organ, a skin biopsy can be an important diagnostic tool. It can also be cause for concern, especially if you’re not sure what to expect. Learn more about this procedure and what it entails. What Is a Skin Biopsy? A skin biopsy is essentially the … Continue reading “3 Things to Expect When You Have a Skin Biopsy”

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Tips to Help Prevent Retinopathy

January 25, 2019

Diabetes is a serious disease. It can be controlled but requires lifestyle changes in order to stay ahead of it. You have to maintain a healthy diet, monitor your blood glucose levels and get regular exercise. People with diabetes are more susceptible to infections, because high blood sugar levels can weaken the immune system. Nerve … Continue reading “Tips to Help Prevent Retinopathy”

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What Does an Abnormal Pap Smear Mean?

January 14, 2019

Although an abnormal pap smear can cause concern, it does not necessarily mean your doctor has identified cervical cancer. The test results typically indicate cell changes resulting from the papilloma virus (HPV). Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined Significance (ASCUS) Squamous cells are sometimes detected on the surface of the cervix, and these cells may be … Continue reading “What Does an Abnormal Pap Smear Mean?”

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Watch for These Coumadin® Reactions

December 26, 2018

When you’re at risk for blood clots, Coumadin can be the most powerful line of defense in your doctor’s arsenal. It can also come with equally powerful side effects. If you’ve been prescribed this medication, also called warfarin, it’s important to know what symptoms indicate an urgent need for medical attention. Potentially Serious Side Effects … Continue reading “Watch for These Coumadin® Reactions”

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