Archive for December, 2013

Obesity: An Alarming Public Health Concern

Many clinical research studies have proven the prevalence of obesity in the country. For instance, the Health, United States, 2012 revealed that 69.2% of Americans aged 20 years and above are overweight. The statistics are even more alarming in younger age groups as the Prevalence of Obesity in the United States, 2009-2010 stated that 18.4% […]

Pap smear: Who needs it?

A Pap smear, or Pap test, is a cervical screening procedure that aims to detect cancerous or pre-cancerous processes in your cervix by collecting cells and placing it under a microscope to look for possible abnormalities. By promptly detecting cancerous cells in your cervix through a Pap test, you have a greater chance at being […]

Protect yourself from shingles!

Although shingles is not known to be fatal, adults suffering from it may experience extreme inconvenience due to the fever, chills, body pain, fatigue, and headache it may cause. They are caused by a virus called varicella-zoster – the same virus that causes chickenpox. Studies suggest that people who suffered from chicken pox have a […]