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Exercise For Bone Health

June 12, 2018 Category :Fitness 0

Before we leap like ballerinas and tiptoe over tulips, there are important requisites to attaining optimal bone health. The safeguarding of bone health should be three ways: through proper nutrition, intake of medications as needed, and appropriate exercises. Proper nutrition includes eating a diet rich in calcium and allowing 10 to 15 minutes of sunlight exposure two times a week for Vitamin D. A yearly medical check-up from age 45 and up, that includes a bone density test called DEXA will determine the status of bones and the presence of osteoporosis. The need to take medications, especially¬†bisphosphonates, calcium and Vitamin D supplementation will be determined by the doctor. » Continue Reading

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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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