ARE YOU SEXUALLY ACTIVE…


DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE 10 COMMON STD’s

HIV type 1 & type 2 antibody/antigen (4th gen), herpes type 1 & type 2, hepatitis A, hepatitis B & hepatitis C, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis

 

If you are wondering what an STD is:

An STD is a sexually transmitted disease; an infection that is transmitted through oral, vaginal or anal sex, intravenous drug use or through nonsexual contact such as childbirth or breastfeeding. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, there are 19 million reported STD cases each year in the United States. STDs are common and it is possible to be infected without being aware because many STDs do not display obvious signs or symptoms. STD testing once or twice every year is recommended. Regular STD testing is a great way to protect your sexual health as well as the health of your partner.

Why Should I get tested for STDs?

Everyone that is sexually active should be tested regularly. Take charge of your sexual health. Some STDs, like chlamydia and gonorrhea, may not display any symptoms at all, but are still just as contagious. Especially get tested if you experience any of these common STD symptoms: Genital sores, itching, unusual discharge from the penis or vagina, or a burning sensation during urination. Some people assume that they are tested for STDs when they have a Pap test or physical, but often this is not the case. There is no comprehensive test for all STDs because each test is specific to an infection. If you have STD symptoms, or have had unprotected sex, it is crucial that you and your partner get tested. By getting an STD test, you can officially put your mind at ease– After all, the most common STD symptoms is to have no symptoms at all.

How do I know if I have an STD?

You can have an STD and not know it due to a lack of symptoms. For instance, you can contract chlamydia or gonorrhea and not have the infection treated due to lack of bumps, rashes or itching. The “silent” nature of STDs helps explain why these infections are so widespread as so many individuals are simply unaware that they have one or more and they spread them unknowingly. Help put an end to the spread of STDs and help protect yourself by learning your status.

 Where can I get STD testing?

To find the testing center nearest you, visit our Local STD test center page and enter your zip code. We test for all major STDs, including HIV (Type 1 and Type 2), herpes 1, herpes 2, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Our doctors recommend the 10-Test Panel with HIV RNA Early Detection for the most complete coverage. Getting one STD test does not cover all STDs, and contracting one STD increases your chances of contracting others. The best way to be completely sure that you are STD-free is the all-inclusive 10-Test Panel package. Furthermore, our STD Test Recommender can help you discover which STD tests may be best for you.

Is oral sex safe sex?

Simply put, no. You are just as vulnerable to STDs from unprotected oral sex, whether you are the giver or the recipient, as you are with any other unprotected sexual activity. Oral sex may be comparatively less risky than vaginal or anal sex, but it is still advisable to use a latex or polyurethane condom, or dental dam in order to be safer. STDs can be transmitted through mouth sores and/or cuts, and some infections, such as herpes, can be spread via skin-to-skin contact. While condoms are not 100% effective in preventing all STDs, they greatly decrease the risk of transmitting an STD during oral sex.

How does your lab perform STD testing?

Our STD lab tests rely on either a small urine sample (for detecting chlamydia and/or gonorrhea) or a small blood sample (for detecting herpes, syphilis, hepatitis and/or HIV). This mean that you won’t be subjected to any uncomfortable physical exams and no vaginal/penile swabbing is required. You’ll be in and out of the testing center in 10 minutes!

Most sexually transmitted diseases do not show symptoms, making it possible to be infected with an STD and not know it. Did you know that if you have one STD, you may have multiple STDs? We are the only online STD testing service that offers an inclusive 10 Test STD Panel that tests for all the most common bacterial and viral STDs—including HIV type 1 & type 2 antibody/antigen (4th gen), herpes type 1 & type 2, hepatitis A, hepatitis B & hepatitis C, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Comprehensive testing gives you peace of mind. Get our full 10 Test Panel package today and learn your STD status!

Our HIV RNA Early Detection test is the only FDA-approved test that detects the virus directly by screening for its RNA genetic material in your bloodstream, as such this HIV test is able to deliver conclusive results as soon as 9 to 11 days after potential HIV exposure.

GET TESTED TODAY.

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Know Your Status. Get Tested.

Giving you control over your sexual health is one of the most important things we can do. That is why we’ve eliminated the embarrassment and hassle of conventional STD testing. We give you access to the same FDA- approved testing used by doctors and hospitals. Once you place your order, you can visit any of our nationwide testing centers without an appointment, even the same day of your purchase. Your results are delivered to you and no one else – nothing is reported to your insurance or placed on your medical records. More importantly, we provide guidance and support every step of the way, no matter what your results are.

Take charge of your sex life today. Help stop the spread of STDs by knowing your status.

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It’s Time to Take Control Of Your Weight


Don’t let your weight hold you back from doing the things you want to do. It’s Time to Take Control Of Your Weight.

I have to admit I eat Healthy and that consists of No real junk food. I make all my own food. Going for Junk food is a treat that ends up making me feel sick afterwards.

If you eat as clean as possible and what I mean by that is keeping as many processed foods out of the equation. Low Sugar consumption, use honey or cane syrup for as much as possible, No Soda, No Energy Drinks, unless they are made fresh at home with all natural healthy ingredients. Or Like I said I pay the price. There is just too much sugar, added extra yeast and preservatives in so many products. It only adds to the demise of all goals.

You might find It hard and time consuming at first. But once you get the routine down there’s no problem. Get a crock pot or slow cooker if you work long hours. So it’s ready when you get home. Or you can cook most of your food on your days off. Bake your own bread and cookies from scratch. Make ice tea instead of soda. Or get fresh fruit and add fruit to the blender with water and keep in refrigerator.

If I want chocolate pudding I just make it from scratch. That way I know exactly what I am consuming and it’s healthy for me. There is real sugar, no aspartame or any other odd ingredient that causes illness. Just make your stuff from scratch not from a box. Or you will end up with too much of something that is not good for you.

Don’t get me wrong you can still go out to eat just choose wisely for your meals out and have protein instead of carbs. So more Steak, then deep fried mozzarella cheese sticks. Try and stay away from deep fried foods when you eat out. Going out to breakfast and having eggs, potatoes and meat. No Fast Food through a window. STAY AWAY!!! Go to a sit down restaurant and eat. Mexican food is great. Especially Soft Tacos with all the salsa and veggies. Salsa and Chips are excellent snack in-between meals.

I also consume 2 teaspoons of Bragg apple cider vinegar twice a day. That gives me energy and detox’s the body.

I have 3 dogs and I walk them 3 times a day, 7 days a week around my property. That keeps my legs in shape. I have strength bands that I use for my arms, back and belly. Very “Low” impact exercise.

Just remember to stop and think before you eat. That is the main trick. Have a pound of bacon or steak. Just leave the toast and pancakes out. Protein Diet Only.. Low Carbs. That does not mean you can’t snack or have a cookie or slice of fruit pie. Just make sure you made it from scratch…

DON”T DIET, JUST EAT RIGHT…

LUNCH WALKERS…


Your Body’s Circulation and what it means for your health.

If you are like me and have to sit and work all day your body is being deprived of full circulation.

You see them everywhere, the Lunch walkers. Do you walk for your lunch? Do you ever wonder if they eat first and then walk or is walking their lunch? Well we will be answering those questions today.

The 10 health benefits of a Walking Lunch

We all know that exercise does us good – but did you know that walking has huge health benefits even in small quantities.

Moderate intensity walking has just as effective benefits as jogging like lowering the risk of high blood pressure – and you don’t even need to wear lycra!

The physical benefits of walking are clear:

  1. You can reduce your risk of heart disease and strokes by walking regularly. It’s great cardio exercise, lowering levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. The Stroke Association says that a 30-minute walk every day helps to prevent and control the high blood pressure that causes strokes, reducing the risk by up to 27 percent.
  2. ​A walk helps to boost your circulation and increase oxygen supply to all your cells, giving you great benefits such as more energy and even healthier looking skin.
  3. Walking even boosts your immune system for 24 hours – who knew?
  4. Physically active employees also take 27% less sick days than non-active employees, leaving them healthier the whole year round.
  5. Walking is also great for getting some more Vitamin D. Many people are vitamin D deficient which is essential for important things such as bone health.

 

Walking has plenty of mental health benefits as well:

  1. Being active promotes mental health and well being. It improves self-perception and self-esteem, mood and sleep quality, and it reduces stress, anxiety and fatigue.
  2. Physically active people have up to a 30% reduced risk of becoming depressed.
  3. Physical activity stimulates the release of body chemicals called endorphins, which act as natural painkillers, reduce stress and produce feelings of well being.
  4. Walking improves cerebral blood flow and lowers the risk of vascular disease, which may be linked to helping you stave off dementia.
  5. Our well being is boosted significantly with as little as 5 minutes of outdoor exercise.

So, there are 10 really good reasons you should bring your walking shoes to work.

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The Real Reason We Don’t Hear About Susan Boyle Anymore


The Real Reason We Don’t Hear About Susan Boyle Anymore

So many adults are diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome later in life.

Once Diagnosed, the pieces all fall together and understanding takes place. It can be a very lonely and dark place for some not knowing. Not understanding why they react to certain things the way they do or even have no reaction when there should be.

We are posting a series on ASD and all the symptoms and facts associated with Autism. I hope it helps.

Understanding PTSD’s Effects on Brain, Body, and Emotions


Understanding PTSD’s Effects on Brain, Body, and Emotions 

By Janet Seahorn, Ph.D  Published on Mar 14, 2016

PTSD disrupts the lives of average individuals as well as combat veterans who have served their country. The person experiencing the trauma often then impacts the lives of his/her family, friends, and workplaces. PTSD does not distinguish between race, age or gender and often goes un-diagnosed. Even with proper diagnosis, many individuals do not know where to turn to get help. Society needs to understand the aftermath of trauma especially combat trauma and how to prepare for warriors when they return home.

Janet Seahorn, Ph.D has been a teacher, administrator, and consultant for over thirty years. She currently teaches a variety of classes on neuroscience and literacy as an adjunct professor for Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Jan has a Ph.D in Human Development and Organizational Systems. Her background includes an in-depth understanding of human development and neuroscience research as well as effective practices in organizational systems and change. She conducts workshops on the neuroscience of learning and memory, the effects of “at-risk” environments (i.e., poverty), brain development, and researched-based instructional practices. Jan has worked with many organizations in the business and educational communities in creating and sustaining healthy, dynamic environments. Dr. Seahorn has researched and studied the effects of trauma on the brain and how excessive or extreme trauma can impact changes in the brain’s neuro network and how that change impacts behaviors.

Get an insight into the daily life of PTSD… Read her Book today

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