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Colon Cancer Screening USPSTF: Occult Blood Stool Test, FIT, FOBT, iFOBT, FIT-DNA—which one is the right for me?

Colon Cancer Screening USPSTFAccording to The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine, Colorectal cancer, or CRC (refers to both rectal cancer and colon cancer) is the third leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, with an estimated 52,980 persons in the US projected to die of colorectal cancer in 2021.

Testing for Celiac Disease

blood tests for celiac diseaseCeliac disease is a genetic, autoimmune condition in which eating gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley) causes damage to the small intestine. If you have celiac disease and eat gluten, over time, the immune reaction to eating gluten creates inflammation that damages the small intestine's lining, leading to medical complications.

How do you get tested for STDs? Part III: Syphilis, Bacterial Vaginosis, Vaginal Yeast infections

Bacterial Vaginosis and Yeast infection testsIn previous posts, we covered the main bacterial and viral sexually transmitted infections (STI). This post discussed other STI as Syphilis, Bacterial Vaginosis, and vaginal yeast infection also called vaginal candidiasis.  Lab tests for these STIs can be purchased online without a doctor, and several at-home collection kits are available.   

How do you get tested for STDs? Part II: Sexually Transmitted Viral Infections

Viral STI testingIn our STD testing Part I post we covered the three main non-viral STI, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea & Trichomoniasis. This post—Part II covers the most common viral STDs, which are known as the 'four H's' and include Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), Hepatitis (HBV and HCV), and Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

How do you get tested for STDs? Part I: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea & Trichomoniasis

How do you get tested for STDMore than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired every day. In 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated 367 million new infections with one of three STIs: chlamydia (129 million), gonorrhoea (82 million), and trichomoniasis (156 million). Most Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are acquired by sexual contact.