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 2019
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.
Getting tested for diabetes just got easier. We’re happy to announce that Accesa Labs has partnered with the YMCA LA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, which is supported by the Torrance Memorial Medical Center, to provide discounted Hemoglobin A1c tests throughout November in support of Diabetes Awareness Month.
Hepatitis A Outbreak in San Diego: Are You at Risk? What can be done to protect your family?
Given that we are a Los Angeles-based company, the recent outbreak of Hepatitis A in San Diego County that has killed 20 and hospitalized over 350 has our team asking questions about the disease and what precautionary measures can be taken to slow the spread of the virus and reduce the risk of being affected. As the second-largest Hepatitis A outbreak in the US in the last 20 years, this outbreak has become an issue of national concern with the California Governor declaring a State of Emergency. The following is some helpful information on how to stay ahead of the Hepatitis A outbreak.