If you are from a different country and have a scar on your upper arm, it is likely that you are one of millions of people who have received the BCG vaccine. Despite its widespread use, many people feel confused about what the BCG vaccine is and why it is done. Read on to learn more about this important tuberculosis vaccine. [Read more…] about BCG Vaccine – A Resource Guide
Change is good. At least, that’s how the saying goes. Not long ago, I was in need of a whole life change. Luckily I found the Whole Life Challenge at just the right time.
For those who are unfamiliar, the Whole Life Challenge (WLC) is a wellness program focused on seven daily practices that give players a chance to score points in each category with an eye on a creating lifelong healthy habits. [Read more…] about How 6 Weeks & 7 Habits Changed My Whole Life
You might have heard about PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, from a partner or in an advertisement. Approved in 2012 as a protective measure against HIV infections, PrEP is an enticing concept. But is PrEP really the magic bullet it is reported to be in protecting against HIV? [Read more…] about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) – Resource Guide for 2018
Are you one of the millions of people who are looking for that special someone online?
The world of dating was changed forever with the arrival of online dating. From its early days pioneered by online
giants like Match.com and eHarmony, the landscape has grown rapidly with online dating networks that cater to almost any interest.
[Read more…] about Online Dating & STDs
For many people, the dream of moving to America from another country is full of hope and optimism. Most people find the actual steps to getting a Green Card or becoming a US citizen, on the other hand, to be cumbersome, long and time-consuming. One major step in this journey is undergoing and passing the USCIS medical exam, also known as an immigration physical exam and I-693 exam.
We put this article together to summarize the steps involved with getting a USCIS physical exam so you, or an applicant you know, can know what to expect and be prepared. [Read more…] about USCIS Physical Exam – I-693 Medical Exam Guide
With all of the investment being put into STD educational resources and organizations, it is scary to see the continual increase in STDs and alarming STD statistics in the United States.
Do you know why STDs are increasing and are you educated on what you need to do to stay safe?
It’s estimated that one-third of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis (TB.) While the vast majority of those cases are in the third-world and developing world, it’s still a disease that strikes close to home here in Los Angeles.
We’re happy to announce that Accesa Labs has joined forces with other wellness-minded organizations to form the Coalition to End TB in Los Angeles County.
Ever listen to Tim Ferriss and think ‘I wish I listened to this before I had a family‘? Time and again, friends tell me that a lot of Tim’s work feels best suited for people without kids. Truth is, parents can benefit from Tim’s great advice just as much as the Free Folk. You just have to make some subtle tweaks. Example: this is a great 9-minute inbetweenersode from Ferriss about what not to do to maximize productivity. As Tim puts it, “what you don’t do, determines what you can do” and he’s spot on. [Read more…] about Advice from Tim Ferriss: For Parents
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S., affecting more than 30 million Americans, or 1 in every 11. Because it affects so many at an increasing (though slowing) rate and contributes to other serious health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, nerve and kidney diseases, and vision loss, diabetes is an epidemic to combat forcefully. Consider these statistics from the American Diabetes Association:
- 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.
- Every 21 seconds someone in the U.S is diagnosed with diabetes.
- The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.2%, or 12.0 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
- The total cost of diabetes and prediabetes in the U.S. is a staggering $322 billion.
- People with diabetes have health care costs 2.3x greater than those without diabetes.
We can arrange better expectations and better circumstances beginning with the fact that we need not be who we are now; we can be better.” ― Charles C. Harpe, Naturvore Power
Launching a career in nursing can be testing – literally. Immunization requirements for nursing students can be a hassle, aside from all of the academic and clinical work you’ll need to master. Accesa Labs has developed a user-friendly e-commerce site to help you easily navigate those requirements, including a series of titer tests for nursing students you’ll need to cover. We’ve made the process of getting these compulsory lab tests done fast, easy and hassle fee. But there are other things we want you to know about. This blog post serves as a guide to help you navigate some of the intricacies of nursing that might not be front of mind for you today, but could be tomorrow.