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Tips for the Jetsetting Diabetic

September 26, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The vacation months are here! It’s that time of year once again for traveling, seeing the world, and bonding with family and friends.  But for a person with diabetes, traveling might be a daunting and tiring task.  For one, there is a discouraging feeling that when you travel, your sickness travels with you, too.  Secondly, there is the hassle of bringing along your various medications.

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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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