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The Mosquito: Public (Health) Enemy #1

Mosquitoes! What are they good for? Besides transmitting more deadly diseases than any other creature on the planet: malaria (claims an average of a million lives a year), West Nile virus, and dengue fever (which used to be called “break bone” fever because it sometimes causes severe muscle & joint pain that feels like bones…

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ProHealth & DATIA in the Big Easy

The folks at ProHealth understand that in the healthcare testing industry, nothing is ever stagnant. Concepts, policies, procedures, and new ideas are always surfacing and changing, sometimes on a daily basis. This is why we put so much value in continuing to learn and grow, even after schooling is over and the job is landed.…

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Digging Up the Dirt on Tetanus Shots

It’s a beautiful day and you want to plant some daisies or impatiens. You gather up your tools: gloves, hat, sunscreen, tetanus shot – hold the phone, tetanus shots? It’s true – rusty nails are not the only way to contract tetanus (lockjaw). Believe it or not, if you should get a (supposedly) simple scratch…

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Meningitis Vaccines & College

Vaccines are required for all sorts of things. The military requires a whole list of vaccines, hospital workers often must be up to date on vaccines or sign waivers, travelers to certain countries must be vaccinated against local infectious diseases, and sometimes even college students must get certain vaccines before they’re allowed to enroll. One…

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The 5 Ws of Nicotine Testing

Take a stroll through your local chain drug store & you’ll see all kinds of home drug testing kits: opiates, marijuana, benzodiazepines, and now we have home kits for nicotine testing. Why on earth is nicotine lumped in with these other “more harmful” drugs, and why are so many companies testing for it now? The simple…

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Medical Memberships

Do Medical Memberships Make Sense? Memberships are a growing trend in today’s society. Wholesale retailers, co-op markets, even gas stations and drugstores offer memberships that tout benefits to entice you to become a card-carrying member. And while being able to buy majorly discounted rolls of toilet paper that come in packs big enough to last…

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What Can a Teladoc Doctor Prescribe?

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ProHealth knows the importance of being able to seek care that is affordable and convenient, so we offer the members of our Medical Memberships access to a nationwide network of Teladoc online doctors. These fully licensed medical professionals are able to communicate with patients via phone, Internet or app and work with them to determine…

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STD testing in FWB

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The Wisdom of STD Testing Being sexually active is common in today’s society. With the level of sexual activity many people have, the chances that they will contact a sexually transmitted disease (STD) of some form is greatly increased. If left undetected or untreated, STDs can cause significant health concerns that could have far-reaching effects.…

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How To Survive High Deductibles: A Simplified Guide

Here’s a scenario for you: you have a head cold, so you go to the doctor. The doctor writes you a prescription, so you take it to the pharmacy. The pharmacy fills it, and your copay is $154 for a seven-day antibiotic prescription. Seems crazy expensive, right? You ask why it’s so expensive and the…

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Silicosis: A Silent Killer

Silica is everywhere: it’s in shoes, it’s in sealants, it’s in tools, and sometimes, it’s in the air we breathe. It’s so common, chances are you encounter it multiple times a day. There are many different forms of silica, and some of them can actually make you sick. One form is called crystalline silica. This…

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