Category Archives: Health

Pregnancy Blood Test In Palm Springs

Health Testing Centers provide an easy and affordable way to detect certain illnesses and diseases in the blood. They offer a 100% money back guarantee and are a member of the Better Business Bureau. With facilities in over 1400 locations nationwide and in 45 different states, finding a local testing center is easy. There are many tests available, including packages of several tests for convenience and discounted prices. There are essential and basic health screens available as well as athlete testing and men and women specific packages. There are also tests for prostate, thyroid, liver, diabetes, arthritis, anemia, and kidney function. Additionally, there is a pregnancy blood test in palm springs, as well as prenatal and fertility tests that are available. Screening tests such as those for cancer and STDs are also offered. There are many additional tests obtainable aside from those listed here. With only three simple steps, getting caught up in the almost mandatory tangled medical web of confusion is hard to do. The patient chooses and requests a specific blood test online, and pays for it there. A confirmation and a .pdf form called a requisition form is sent to the email address of the person making the order. This requisition form needs to be printed out and then brought to the local Health Testing Center facility, where the blood is then drawn. No appointment is necessary, though some facilities will accept appointments. Some of the tests require a fasting period prior to testing. The requisition form will indicate if fasting is required or not for the specific test that is being administered. If the test does require a period of fasting, water and black coffee are permitted. Results are most often received in 1 – 2 days, with the exception of a small handful of tests. When the results are received, they are displayed next to normal ranges. If the results are outside of normal ranges, they are flagged. Doctors orders are needed for the testing to take place. However, when you request testing online and the requisition form is provided, doctors orders are given from one of Health Testing Centers network doctors. All test results are kept private and confidential and do not become a part of any medical record. Health Testing Centers do not offer any interpretation of the results. However, you can take the results to your doctor for interpretation. No insurance is accepted at Health Testing Centers. This, coupled with the long relationship the testing center has with laboratories, enables the center to provide a more affordable price to everyone who seeks testing.

Get Healthy

These days more people are conscious about their health. People are seeking out organic and whole foods. Fast food chains are incorporating healthy alternatives. More options for exercise and fitness are emerging. Taking multi-vitamins and probiotic supplements are also additional steps that the health conscious are taking. Whether we want to live a long and healthy life or we just want great skin and a sexy body, the fact is that people are disposing their unhealthy habits and turning to positive ways. The health and fitness market is a huge industry that remains steady during times of economic downturn. This shows that health is not something people will bargain for. Health is a must. While the immense amount of advertisements promoting health may be daunting for the consumer, you should not be completely submissive to the ads. It is not necessary for you to buy an expensive treadmill or gym membership. You do not have to buy pricey vitamins to be healthy. All you need to do is get active. No one is going to charge you to walk around the neighborhood and do a couple set of lunges. As for vitamins, just eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Your vitamins are in the food source! Being healthy doesn’t have to be so complicated.

Macafem – Provides Relief for Women with Hormonal Imbalance

Last Sunday, I was talking to a friend in church. During our conversation I learned that she was suffering from PMS or Pre-menstrual Syndrome. Although I was not able to relate – I don’t have this condition – I immediately took pity on her. She described the pain she felt as very painful. In fact, it was so debilitating she had to call in sick from work. She felt her entire day was ruined because of her sickness.

I told her when I was way younger I suffered from hormonal imbalance. I didn’t have painful menstruations at all because I hardly get my period. Sometimes it would be once every two months and sometimes it would even take three months to appear. Since I didn’t know anything about hormonal imbalance before I didn’t worry about it. The only time it was cured was when I began taking birth control pills.


Me, third from right second row.

However, after taking pills for five years I finally stopped. I didn’t like the effect it had on my body. I couldn’t explain it but I felt it was doing more harm than good. Ultimately I stopped and that’s the reason we have Zack who by the way just celebrated his second birthday last week. *big grin



Anyway, my friend and I might have different experiences but it turned out our problems were linked. We both were suffering from hormone imbalance but were displaying different manifestations of the illness. While I had irregular periods, she had PMS.

I know a lot of other women have the same disorders. Like me, they might be hesitant to take birth control pills as a solution. Good thing there is now a natural treatment for hormonal imbalance out in the market that can help us. Macafem is a 100% natural product that helps alleviate symptoms of PMS and menopause. It treats the problem right at the source, by stimulating the gland that produces the female hormone to regulate the hormones and keep it balanced.

I would recommend this to my friend so that she’ll have relief from PMS. If you are suffering from disorders related to hormonal imbalance such as irregular periods, PMS, and menopause-related symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, anxiety, fatigue, vaginal dryness,  and loss of libido try Macafem. These are 100% safe and effective and you don’t even need a prescription to buy. You can also visit their Facebook page to read some Macafem reviews too.

Are you suffering from any of these symptoms? Do you take any medicines to treat it?

Not So Ready for Boracay

In two months we will be going to Boracay. We’re excited because it will be our first time to go to this famous beach. It has been voted as number two best beach destination in the whole world . So to say that there will be lots of tourists there is expected.

But we have one problem. We are not yet ready for that beach body. Staying at home has been tough on me and my husband – specifically on our tummies. Since the fridge is just in the other room we can indulge in food to eat anytime we want. Having two kids doesn’t help either because what they don’t finish we feel obligated to eat to avoid any waste.

But oh, we have to stop that bad habit right away or else we’ll have to wear our pajamas on the beach to hide our flabs. But if what I heard about red cell press is true then maybe we don’t have to lose weight through sheer willpower alone. Maybe we can get some help from Red press cell which is an appetite suppressant and can make you feel full even if you’re not. Since we don’t exercise anymore then maybe this is our only chance in losing weight.

What I Learned about Cigarette Smoking

When I was still single I tried my hand at smoking. Pretty soon I got addicted and I found myself smoking lots of sticks in a day. What made me finally stop was meeting my husband. He has no vice in his body and pretty soon I found his good influence rubbing off on me. It was not long before I gave up that awful habit.

So what have I learned from my experience?

Looking back I can say that the saying, “Curiosity can kill a cat,” is true. I only wanted to try it because I was curious but I almost was not able to get rid of it after trying. So my advice is be careful what you try because you might go down the path you don’t like to take if you do. Think a lot about it first and if you think it’s not worth trying then simply don’t.

Now that I am a mother of two I am more grateful that I have succeeded in quitting cigarette smoking earlier on and has done it before I got married. There is no place for cigarettes in my life as a mother. It would have been unhealthy to continue this habit with little kids around and maybe even deadly as the years pass.

Breast Cancer Scare

I had a breast cancer scare a couple years ago. I felt a lump under my breast which alarmed me. So I went to the doctor and had it scanned. They found a lump (don’t know the exact term) but thankfully it’s nothing to be alarmed of. Looking back, I think It has something to do with the fact that I wasn’t able to breastfeed my eldest. That’s why when I had Zack that’s one of the reasons I was more determined to make it right.

Have you heard of Juliana Rancic? I was shocked when she announced she had breast cancer a couple of months ago. She has been trying to get pregnant through IVF but no success. Unfortunately, the hormones injected to her also caused her to have breast cancer. Thankfully, she detected it early and she’s now dancer free. She will also become a mommy through a surrogate in a couple of months.

Because of stories like that I am also scared of breast cancer. It’s one of the number one killers of women in the world. I know the fact that I have breastfed now reduces my chance of having one. It’s still no guarantee but I’m somewhat comforted with the idea. Anyway, you better read this infographic to know more breast cancer facts from The Breast Cancer Society, Inc.

Would You Try Botox?

Through the years the word “botox” has earned a negative reputation thanks to the celebritites who have abused it. We normally see them in the tabloids with their faces frozen in place and their unnatural puffy cheeks. Sadly, these celebrities were so desperate to turn back the time that they had one too many botox injections.

The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way. Botox can help you get rid of problem areas fast even without going under the knife. The key is to do it with board certified professionals and to not overdo it. Here are the things botox can help you with:

  1. Make wrinkles less visible.
  2. Give your eyebrows a lift and arch.
  3. Treatment for hyperhidrosis which is excessive sweating.
  4. Reduce jaw line and make the gums less visible when smiling.

The good thing about botox is it is more affordable than most cosmetic procedures. There is also no down time, the effect is immediate, and people will not know any better. Effects will last a few months and then you can go back to the way you looked before. Since it is safe, you can repeat again.




Cure for Hot Flashes

I am fortunate enough to have a helper who helps me around the house. She is already in her 50s. She is a good cook and knows her way around the house. I don’t need to teach her how to do her chores. She manages her time well and can do the household chores fast and efficiently. Continue reading

The Benefits of Banking Cord Blood

For many expecting mothers, there are a few health concerns that arise prior to the birth of your child. One of them is whether or not to breast feed, another is whether or not to keep your placenta, and the third is whether or not to bank your cord blood. While the newest of the three health concerns, several recent cord blood banking reviews have definitely brought the keeping of cord blood into the forefront of parental care.  Benefits to keeping cord blood include:

Effective Treatments: Because cord blood is loaded with stem cells, it is an effective treatment for leukemias, cancers, immunodeficiencies, and blood diseases. Disorders which are often difficult or costly to treat without proper blood donors after chemotherapy.

Minimal Rejection: Should your child or another member of your family need a marrow transfusion later in life, the cord blood that you saved may be used to effectively treat the disease without worry of rejection. Because the cord blood already contains similar genetic make up it is less likely to be rejected – a common problem when obtaining transfusions from outside donors.

Reduced Likelihood of Contamination: Because cord blood is from a child who has not been exposed to the outside world, the blood donated is less likely to be contaminated with other diseases. While hospitals do screen to make sure that blood used in transfusions is safe, there are still risks involved. Using cord blood reduces these risks dramatically.

While banking cord blood can sometimes be expensive, if not covered by insurance, doing so is well worth the costs – especially if your family has a history of any of the aforementioned ailments. We always wants to do what is best for our families, and that includes obtaining as many safeguards as possible should anything happen to them in the future. Preserving your child’s cord blood is just one more way to protect your family should the unthinkable occur.

Medicines are Meant to Cure

Being a mom means I am the guardian of my kids’ health. I take them to the doctor when they are sick and sometimes I even go the extra step of researching more information about the medicine online. The reason why I go the extra mile is because I heard horror stories where some people get sick because of the medicine that’s supposed to cure them.
Take for example the drug, Topamax. This is a prescription drug to treat epilepsy and even migraines. It was prescribed by doctors to trusting patients hoping that they would be cured. Then suddenly news broke that babies born to mothers who took Topamax have increased risk in having cleft lips. For a mom like me hearing that would like living your worst nightmare!
If you’re one of those victims then my advice is contact an Austin personal injury attorney right away. These are expects in this subject and can help you at least get justice you deserve.

O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949