Recognizing Potential Health Conditions By Preventative Screening

Life Line Screening is a healthcare company offering quality health screenings for peace of mind. Using state-of-the-art technology, three types of screenings are offered to pinpoint potential health issues and/or diseases. By early identification through preventative screening, an individual can make appropriate health and lifestyle changes to reduce potential life-threatening conditions. Preventative screenings include ultrasound, blood and electrocardiograph screenings. Ultrasound or sonography technology is used to produce images of muscle, tendons and internal organs. Used today in many fields of medicine, ultrasound detects and monitors medical conditions. At Life Line Screening, ultrasound images screen for the preventative care of carotid artery disease, osteoporosis risk, peripheral arterial disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Preventative screenings by Life Life Screening takes place across the United States in a variety of locations. In certain locations, a finger-stick blood screening is offered as a preventative screening test. By collecting a couple drops of blood from a finger, the preventative screening identifies risk factors associated with diabetes and heart disease. This type of screening provides accurate and quick results in less than 10 minutes. Individual’s receiving a blood screening can view results for cholesterol, glucose, C-reactive protein and levels of liver enzymes and Lifeline Screening’s lacrosse camp.

The third type of preventative screening offered by Life Life Screening is electrocardiograph. Typically known as an EKG, an electrocardiograph detects an irregular heartbeat. The heart condition of atrial fibrillation can be recognized by an EKG to evaluate a person’s risk of stroke. Conducted by placing electrodes on the body, an EKG is non-invasive with no preparation or a need to remove clothing and learn more about Life Line Screening.

Committed to disease prevention, Life Line Screening offers individuals a prevention and wellness plan used as a supplement for regular healthcare. Life Line Screening gives individuals the freedom to choose which screening fits his or her needs. To ensure the best screening for a person’s needs, an individuals family and medical history, personal preferences and risk factors are evaluated. Screening tests are recommended for individuals with present or future risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Such risk factors include high blood pressure and cholesterol, obesity, past or present smoking, diabetes, and a family history of heart attack or stroke and more information click here.

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Brazilian Doctor Sergio Cortes Shared Some Of The Known Facts About The Spread Of The Zika Virus

The Zika virus is creating the same sort of fear that the Ebola virus created in 2014 and 2015. The result of being infected with the Ebola virus usually meant certain death, but the Zika virus is different. Researchers now believe that the Zika virus may play a role in microcephaly in newborn infants. The fact that the Zika virus could be contributing to birth defects and obvious head malformation has the world on notice. One bite from the Aedes aegypti mosquito and pregnant women and the fetus are in serious danger.
Dr. Cortes, the Brazilian Ministry of Health’s top medical expert, has been answering question about the Zika virus since the first case was reported in Northeastern Brazil in April 2015. Cortes shares information about Zika and microcephaly on his official website. Dr. Cortes also has a great deal of information about the Aedes aegypti mosquito on his website and on his LinkedIn page.
According to Dr. Cortes, only the female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes bite humans. The small villains need blood in order to lay eggs. The mosquitoes somehow absorb the virus in the blood. The virus then travels from the mosquitoes gut and through their circulatory system. It enters their salivary glands and then the virus is ready to be transmitted to their next human victim. The Aedes aegypti mosquito’s saliva has a protein that keeps human blood from clotting. The mosquitoes first bite injects saliva, so the human blood doesn’t clog the mosquito’s main weapon which is its straw-like proboscis.
The scary fact about Aedes aegypti mosquitoes is they can breed in clean water and they don’t need much of it to lay eggs. The aggressive Aedes aegypti mosquito is responsible for spreading the virus in Central and South America, but that species is only found in the state of Florida as well as other states along the gulf coast. But in spring and summer, the species has been found in Chicago and along the East coast of the U.S., according to Dr. Cortes.
Another mosquito, the Aedes albopictus, also known as the Asian tiger mosquito, also carries the Zika virus, but researchers aren’t sure how effective that species is when ti comes to transmitting Zika, The Aedes albopictus makes its home in cities like New York and Chicago. Dr. Cortes recently said there is evidence that the Zika virus can be spread during sexual intercourse since the virus stays in the semen of infected men, but there are only a few confirmed cases so far.

 

The Tampon Tax

 

NPR dubbed last year “the year of the period.” It was the year in which women stopped merely accepting the fact that they all had a menstrual cycle and actually started discussing it. That was 2015, fast forward to 2016 and periods are now a political discussion. This is because the New York City Council is about to pass a bill that would make feminine hygiene products readily available in public schools, shelters, and correctional facilities, which Sergio Cortes supports. It will also eliminate taxation on these same products.

Dubbed the “tampon tax,” this bill strives to change the status of things like pads and tampons from “non-essential” to “essential.” However, this is highly debatable because most states derive $70-$100 annually off the taxation of menstrual products. Nonetheless, according to Change.org this is a popular movement with over 43,000 people in support of passing the bill. What will actually happen remains to be seen as this bill is acted upon in the next few weeks.