Pre-employment drug screening has long been a critical part of the onboarding process for many companies. Pre-employment drug screening offers employers a higher level of scrutiny and fidelity when hiring new employees. Because of this, many employers who require testing opt for a specific form of testing known as chain-of-custody drug testing over clinical drug screens. Chain-of-custody drug screening offers higher specimen sample validity – something that is paramount in many workplace environments to ensure safety. Beyond that, if push comes to shove, a chain-of-custody drug screen will hold up in a courtroom much better than a clinical test or over-the-counter test. There are difference in the kinds of drug tests employers require. Let’s look at what makes chain-of-custody drug screening unique and different kinds of drug tests.[Read more…] about Pre-Employment Drug Screening
There is an AFM outbreak in America. People have a lot of questions. Is AFM a new polio? Is my polio vaccine still active? What explains the sudden spike in AFM cases? Where are we facing an outbreak, and if so what can you do to protect yourself? Let’s take a close look at AFM. [Read more…] about AFM Outbreak in America: Is This the New Polio?
When it comes to your health it’s important to get tested. that said, people put off healthcare for all sorts of reasons. For starters, affordable healthcare is a real concern for millions of people. Given the current high deductible environment, that includes those with and without insurance. Some people put off medical testing because they’re afraid of the results. Others feel like whatever is ailing them might suddenly get better. More often than not, they’re simply not putting a priority on their health and wellness. It’s time to talk about when it’s time to get tested.
Invisible illness are ongoing medical conditions that affect thousands of people. Some of the more common invisible illnesses include mental illness, chronic pain, constant fatigue, bacterial infections, diabetes and allergies. To classify as chronic, these conditions typically will last more than ninety days. Let’s take a deeper look at some of these conditions and how invisible illness can affect our lives.
The top 6 TB test centers in Los Angeles are highlighted in this post to help end TB. Fact: the Center for Disease Control reports 75% of California’s local health jurisdictions have reported cases of tuberculosis. Because of that all of us need to be aware of the dangers of tuberculosis. We also need to know about our TB test options. Here’s a look at the top 6 Los Angeles TB test centers.
TB blood testing can also be ordered online through Accesa Labs. Learn more here:
The start of the year is very exciting because a new group of students, coworkers, and parent volunteers will be coming together to bring fresh energy into the school and classrooms.
Teachers and staff work closely with volunteers to ensure the success of our many programs. Volunteers will often ask me what requirements they must meet in order to work at the school with many of them asking about the tuberculosis (TB) test. I’ve put together some information on the requirements for TB testing are in the state of California, with a close focus on Los Angeles County.
According to a recent report from the CDC, STDs in the United States continue to rise rapidly. Contributing to the rise in the rates of sexually transmitted infections are commonly perpetuated myths about what STDs are and how they spread. We’ve put together this article to help summarize some of the common myths so that you can better educate yourself and reduce the risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection.
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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 [2020 Update]