When it comes to medical procedures and fasting, most people likely think of surgery or a colonoscopy as the only times you need to fast from foods and/or liquids. However, a number of blood tests also require fasting in order to produce accurate results. Some...

Drug testing is often a requirement by many employers during the hiring process, and all employers can subject employees to drug tests at different times—sometimes with just cause and sometimes completely by random, depending on state and federal laws. The most common forms of drug...

Have you been abnormally tired lately? Or frequently feeling dizzy? While there are many potential causes for these symptoms, there is a chance you might be anemic. Fortunately, testing for and treating anemia can be a fairly simple process. Learn more about symptoms and how...

Are you feeling dizzy? Abnormally tired and weak? You may be anemic! This common blood disorder is often misunderstood and under-diagnosed because many sufferers attribute their symptoms to other causes – such as lack of adequate sleep or poor diet (although this may play a...

Immigrating to the United States is a major decision, and requires successfully meeting many criteria in a long – sometimes bewildering – process. For example, you will need to have a medical examination before being granted a visa. Both adults and children coming into the...

  If you live in Florida, you know the vast amounts of pollen in the air can send your allergies into a frenzy. But if you haven’t been officially diagnosed with an allergy, this is the time to see your doctor so that her/she can prescribe...

Although you may seem to believe you are in perfect health, it is important for every woman to get blood tests done regularly. It’s the same reason you get your car a tune-up – to make sure everything is working right under the hood. Blood...

  White blood cells are disease-fighting cells developed in the bone marrow. Also known as leukocytes, white blood cells battle viruses, bacteria, and other foreign invaders that threaten your health. However, a high white blood cell count indicates that the marrow is developing an exorbitant amount...

  According to the American Urological Association, about two out of 10 men over age 60 have low testosterone. That number increases slightly, to three out of 10 men in their 70s and 80s. We get an idea of how high these numbers are, given the...

  In previous blog posts, we discussed how frequently you should have a blood exam, and what to expect during a blood exam. In preparation for these tests, there are specific requirements to follow, one of which is fasting. Keep reading to learn how food can...