Archive for June 22, 2015
When the debate over healthcare was raging in the United States, most people were concerned about how to best cover patients when they get sick. However, very few people discussed the ramifications of healthcare for people who aren’t necessarily sick but have one of the most common medical conditions in the country: obesity. Obesity affects about a third of all American adults and a sixth of all American children. Overall, roughly 67% of American adults and 33% of American children are overweight or obese (obesity being defined as having a body mass index of 30 or higher and overweight as having an index of 25-29.9).
Being overweight or obese comes with serious complications, including heart disease, risk of stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and other illnesses. Even a m
There are an estimated 20 million cases of sexually transmitted infections from just eight viruses and bacteria that are diagnosed every year in the U.S. — but that’s 20 million reasons to head to a health clinic for women to get tested.
Why get tested? Getting tested is a quick and easy way to ensure your overall and reproductive health. Many sexually transmitted diseases have little to no symptoms, and can often be mistaken for something else. Some women may be scared to get tested or believe there is a stigma to getting tested; maybe they believe they will be judged by their peers.
Luckily, there are std testing centers that offer confidential std testing. These testing centers can o