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Medical Tests You Should Have In Your 30s

Medical Tests You Should Have In Your 30s

Most young adults are healthy, active, and unconcerned about health issues. Even if an occasional cold is your worst worry, a little preventative care now can result in much better health later. And the Affordable Healthcare Act requires many plans to cover routine testing at no cost to you. Here are a few basic tests [...]

April 7, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Men's Health, STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), Testosterone, Women's Health Comments Off

Uncommon STD Statistics

Uncommon STD Statistics

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are widespread across the United States. Most people know about the common varieties, such a gonorrhea, chlamydia and genital herpes, but those aren’t the only dangers lurking out there. Here are 20 things you probably didn’t know about STDs. 1. The cost of testing and treatment for STDs in the United [...]

March 13, 2014 Ashley AIDS, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, HIV Testing, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV, STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Comments Off

Meet the herpes virus family

Meet the herpes virus family

Quick facts about herpes: • One in four adults or thirty million Americans have the herpes virus. • The vast majority (eighty to 90 percent) of people with genital herpes HAVE NOT been diagnosed. • There is no cure for herpes and anyone who is sexually active is at risk for getting the herpes virus. [...]

July 29, 2012 Susan STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Comments Off

Diagnosing herpes

Diagnosing herpes

Taking a Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) 1 and 2-Specific Ab, IgG is extremely important if you’re sexually active and think you’ve been exposed to HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus). There is no cure for herpes, and it’s estimated by experts that 60 million Americans have the virus that causes genital herpes. Anyone who is sexually active [...]

July 21, 2012 Susan Herpes, Women's Health Comments Off