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Blood Tests Administered During Pregnancy-Part 2

This article is an extension of our previous post “Blood Tests Administered During Pregnancy- Part 1”, where we identified the blood tests usually ordered during the first trimester of pregnancy. This article discusses the blood tests to be taken during the second and third trimester of pregnancy to detect and monitor the conditions that may affect the health of the unborn baby or the mother.

  • Blood Tests Administered During Pregnancy-Part 1

    Blood Tests Administered During Pregnancy-Part 1

    During the journey of pregnancy, prenatal care plays an important role. Prenatal care is when you get check-ups, blood tests, and all other routine tests from a doctor, nurse, or midwife throughout your pregnancy. This blog discusses the blood tests to be taken during the first trimester of pregnancy.

  • Preventive vs. Diagnostic Healthcare: Understand the difference

    Preventive vs. Diagnostic Healthcare: Know The Difference

    There are two types of healthcare we may receive, namely ‘Preventive’ and ‘Diagnostic’. In general, both are ways to help you stay healthy as much as possible. Knowing the difference between these two healthcare matters and it is always advisable to have a clear picture of them.

  • Tips and tricks to stay cool and calm during a blood test

    Tips and tricks to stay cool and calm during a blood test

    For most people, having blood taken is an easy and relatively painless job; for some, it may be an unpleasant experience and make their vision swim. Regardless of whether having your blood drawn is no big issue or a major problem for you, our latest blog post discusses some quick tips and tricks that might help you to stay calm during a blood test.

  • What do you need to know about getting your blood drawn?

    What do you need to know about getting your blood drawn?

    Probably at some point in your life, you may experience the blood draw for either a medical test or for donating blood. For most people, having blood taken is an easy and relatively painless job; for some, it may be an unpleasant experience. For ensuring a comfortable and easy blood draw, one must do some preparation and follow a few simple strategies. This blog post discusses the simple strategies to be followed before a blood draw, during a blood test and post blood draw for an easy and relatively painless experience.

  • Things to be considered to get the most accurate blood test results

    Things to be considered to get the most accurate blood test results

    A blood test may not be a pleasant experience for many, but it is an important part of the standard and preventive health care. There are multiple things one can do, or avoid, to get the most accurate blood test results.

  • Getting your Blood drawn: What you should know about Fasting before a blood test.

    Getting your blood drawn: What you should know about fasting before a blood test?

    A blood test is a test in which a sample of your blood is drawn for testing in the laboratory.
    Usually, no special preparation is required for most of the blood tests. Few blood tests may require fasting for 8 to 12 hours before the blood draw. It means you don’t eat or drink anything, except for water during that time frame.
    There are certain questions people want to ask about fasting before a blood test. This blog is dedicated to answering such questions.

  • Medical Conditions that increase the severity of COVID-19 complications

    Medical Conditions that increase the severity of COVID-19 complications

    The coronavirus pandemic has emerged and is relentlessly engulfing the whole globe. It has disrupted human activity and has destabilized the world’s economy. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of confirmed cases worldwide as of November 15, 2020, was 53,766,728 including 1,308,975 confirmed deaths and the numbers are still rising. The US, India, and Brazil are leading the tally of most infected countries. The US accounted for the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 10,641,431 and 242,542 respectively, according to WHO. The physicians and public health research scientists are working tirelessly to tackle this virus. As the symptoms of the virus are varied, it poses problems before the health agencies. With its growth, the emergence of scientific publications trying to analyze the underlying medical conditions that may increase the severity of COVID-19 complications is also rising. According to the latest report by Italy’s National Institute of Health among 99% of COVID-19 patients who have died, it was found that at least one among them had pre-existing medical conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also come out with a report mentioning certain underlying conditions that may increase the severity of COVID-19 complications. This blog is dedicated to discuss those conditions.

  • Poor Health Choices put Americans at higher risk for COVID-19 complications

    Poor Health Choices put Americans at higher risk for COVID-19 complications

    Coronavirus disease, commonly known as COVID-19, is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus called coronavirus or officially called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO has already declared coronavirus a pandemic because of its extensive and widespread scale of the outbreak. The United Nations, on the other hand, has categorized COVID-19 as the “worst global crisis” since World War II. The US, India, and Brazil are leading the tally of most infected countries.

  • Blood Tests for Elderly/Older People (part 2)

    Blood Tests for Elderly/Older People (part 2)

    Aging is a steady, and continuous process of human life. As we grow older, many bodily functions begin to gradually weaken and can present seniors with various health challenges. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people 60 years old and above are referred to as older or elderly persons (1). People of this age group are more susceptible to developing diseases and thus, preventive health care (PHC) is highly recommended for them. To put it precisely, prevention is better than cure.