Genetic testing requires analyzing your DNA, the chemical database that sends instructions for your body’s functions. Genetic testing may show changes (mutations) in your genes that can lead to illness or disease.
However testing can provide valuable information for preventing, diagnosing, and treating illness, there are limitations. For instance, if you are a healthy person, a positive result from genetic … Read More
Healthcare is an expensive business in the US, for both the facilities and the patients. Many people struggle to pay their costs or find access to affordable health insurance policies. Then there is the added pressure of fees and penalties for those that are not covered. Some households may face a penalty of 2.5% of the gross household income (MAGI).… Read More
Hearing loss is a major issue in America, with an aging population prone to the issue and other environmental factors steadily deteriorating the hearing of other, younger patients. Then there are those that are born deaf and must deal with their inability to hear from a young age, either due to genetic issues or damage to the ear at birth.… Read More
A drug test is done during the recruitment of an employee to ensure no intake of illegal drugs prohibited for the nature of the job. There are different kinds of test done such as urine, blood, hair, and other types which give the biological samples to determine if the person has been using any drugs. This testing is done to … Read More
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Sexually Transmitted Infections ( STIs) are very common especially among youths under the age of 25, but also in many adults. Youths are at a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases and infections as they tend to have unprotected sex from time to time.
Most youths assume their partners are safe and this is … Read More
In the current economy, companies fiercely face-off against each other and employees are often forced to deal with heavy workloads, tight deadlines and their socio-economic struggles.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that stress in the workplace is on the rise. In a bid to deal with their stress, some employees turn to alcohol and drugs including marijuana and pharmaceutical … Read More
Hearing loss is an inevitable part of getting old. As a result, many older Americans are dealing with hearing issues to some degree.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2015 shows the scale of the problem. 19% of adults ages 40–69, and 43% of adults over 70 years old claim to have difficulty hearing without a … Read More
Most people associate sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) with HIV/AIDS, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The truth is that there are more than 15 different types of sexually transmitted infections.
These include genital herpes, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), bacterial vaginosis, Chlamydia and viral hepatitis among others. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), there are approximately 19.7 million new STI cases ever … Read More
The Pre-Employment Medical Screening procedure refers to a series of examinations that are conducted on potential new hires to ensure that their psychological and physical well being is not compromised to perform the new job functions. This also gives the employers a chance to catch new hires that are drug users or potential drug addicts. As an employer you need … Read More
Paternity tests aren’t something that we are thinking about, until the day that we need to get a paternity test. Then, you want to know as much information as possible, to make sure that you are doing the right thing. There is information about DNA and paternity tests that you should know, before you decide to go forward with these … Read More