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  • Why doctors don't recommend getting screened for herpes on the regular
  • Attention teens, adults and pregnant women... You think that because you're physically active, you should get screened for common sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes on the regular, don't you? Well, according to a US federal task force, getting routinely tested for genital herpes is totally unnecessary unless you have signs of an infection. Read on for the signs and symptoms of h... ››› more
  • [19 December 2016]
  • Six proven ways to lower your risk of getting cancer
  • In the wellness world, cancer prevention is a common topic. Unfortunately, it's often over-saturated with extreme techniques that have not been scientifically proven to be effective. Just think about how many times we've all heard the phrase “that causes cancer." Even though this may be beneficial in raising cancer awareness, it's also made many of us paranoid and misinformed. First, it's... ››› more
  • [06 April 2016]
  • Should you get a mammogram earlier because you have lumpy breasts?
  • The answer is simple: Nope. Well, not necessarily… Women with lumpy breasts don't have a higher risk of breast cancer, so earlier screening isn't necessary. The technical term for lumpy breasts is “fibrocystic breasts”. The lumps are nodules of fibrous tissue or cysts that form in response to fluctuating hormones. These lumps might feel very tender and change in size throughout you... ››› more
  • [05 August 2015]
  • Men: Don't let your health get out of hand! Go for these three screening tests today
  • There's no better way to keep your health in top shape than by ensuring everything is in order. How do you do this? It's a simple case of going for the appropriate screening tests as you get older. From screening tests that may help to prevent prostate cancer to ones that can nip skin cancer in the bud early on, these tests are an essential part of your health and you need to have th... ››› more
  • [18 June 2014]
  • Exercise can lower your chance of developing breast cancer
  • Doing just 20 minutes of physical activity every day cuts your risk of breast cancer. And there's no shortage of information around how exercise prevents cancer cells from developing, says Science Daily. Read on to discover the benefits of exercising and how it improves your hormone health. Exercise affects your hormones in a way that lowers your risk of breast cancer Breast cancer starts when... ››› more
  • [03 April 2014]
  • Warning! Bone density tests for osteoporosis aren't always accurate!
  • At your osteoporosis screening, there are a couple of things you should check your doctor does right. Because, if your bone density test is inaccurate, he'll most likely prescribe an unnecessary osteoporosis treatment for you. Here's what you need to know… Thin bones don’t mean you have osteoporosis Your doctor will do a bone scan to check if your bones are thinning. But thinner bones a... ››› more
  • [20 March 2014]
  • Everything you need to know about going for osteoporosis screening
  • Whether you have a high risk of developing osteoporosis or not, you need to go for osteoporosis screening! And this counts for both men and women! Today, we'll discuss the importance of the screening process and how you determine when you need to go… Osteoporosis screening will show you the density of your bones   To find out if you’re developing osteoporosis, your doctor needs to ... ››› more
  • [13 March 2014]
  • Don't let these disorders chain you to a life of bone injuries!
  • There are a number of chronic diseases that cause your bones to become weak and brittle. This puts you at a greater risk of bone injuries. If you suffer from one of the following diseases, speak to your doctor about how you can go about preventing osteoporosis too… These four chronic illnesses put you at risk of bone injuries   1. Bed rest. If you aren’t able to get up and move abo... ››› more
  • [12 March 2014]
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