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A doctor hands a patient a specimen cup to test for STD

Should You Perform an STD Check?

Sexually Transmitted Diseases can impact your fertility, increase your risk for cancer and some can even lead to death (if left untreated). When certain STDs are caught early, though, wiping them out can be as simple as taking a course of antibiotics. While STDs like HIV are lifelong, HIV can be maintained with proper medical […]

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A woman uses a magnifying glass to look for signs of STDs near her pelvis

Common Symptoms and Signs of STD

Whether you’re in a committed relationship or enjoying the single dating life, if you’re sexually active, you can be at risk for an STD. All sexually active adults should be tested for the most common types of STDs, but, unfortunately, many remain in the dark about their disease status especially when there are no easily […]

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STD Testing Near Me

STD Testing Near Me: At-Home vs. Clinic

Anyone who is sexually active should get tested for STDs on a regular basis. But unfortunately, many people aren’t sure where to go to take a STD test. Searching for “STD testing near me” may result in a list of local clinics, but visiting a doctor isn’t the only way to get tested. You can […]

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A woman with cramping pushes away bread--gluten sensitivity

Food Sensitivity Tests: A 101 Primer

Food allergies aren’t the same as food sensitivities. Food allergies can cause serious reactions like hives and breathing difficulties (anaphylaxis) and may even be fatal. Food sensitivities, however, typically cause irritations related to the gastrointestinal system like gas, bloating, cramping and diarrhea. Managing food sensitivities also can be a challenge, because the triggering food might […]

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A woman pushes away bread because of her intolerance to gluten

Living With Gluten Intolerance

Having a gluten intolerance is miserable; you may have a severe stomach ache, diarrhea or other symptoms. Maybe you knew that something just wasn’t right, and you took a test at home. Receiving the news that you are gluten intolerant isn’t always easy; being sensitive to any food usually means eliminating that food so that […]

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