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Blood pressure lowered by educational group sessions

January 12, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

United they stand, divided they fall. It’s a cliched expression that has nonetheless done wonders for countless groups of varying persuasions time and again.

In the case of people with chronic illnesses, it’s usually logical to refer them to educational groups of patients with similar problems. A new study by researchers at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Carolina revealed that veterans with diabetes and both uncontrolled blood sugar and high blood pressure can benefit from such group sessions.

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Pap Smear Procedure

August 14, 2017 Category :General Wellness 0

Pap smear, also known as Pap test is a procedure done to women wherein a sample of cells is taken from the cervix or vagina. This procedure is done to look for the changes in cells in the cervix or vagina which shows signs of cancer, or conditions that may result or develop into cancer. This is considered the best way to find out if a woman is in a precancerous stage, or if there are small, hidden cysts or tumors that may lead to cervical cancer. If these conditions are detected at an early stage, then cervical cancer can be cured, even prevented. Women are advised to undergo the Pap screen testing starting at the age of 21, while routine screening is suggested to women from 21-60 years of age. However, for women in ages 30-65, and their Pap tests are normal without positive HIV tests, Pap screen testing every five years would suffice.

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