I recently had to get a tetanus shot… even as a healthy adult! Here’s why you would need to get a tetanus vaccine, what it’s like, and the symptoms of lockjaw. And in case you’re wondering… yes, even if you were vaccinated as a child against tetanus, you still need to get a tetanus shot as an adult!
Scans And Screenings
Most of us fear getting scans and screenings -- especially if we know that we're more likely than others to have a certain health issue. If you went to the doctor and now they want to send you for further testing... don't panic! We're sharing our personal experiences so you'll know what to expect during hospital tests -- like a CT scan, biopsy, mammogram, BRCA test, bloodwork, MRI, and more.
Getting a CAT scan soon? Nervous? Don’t know what to expect? I recently had my first CT scan with contrast. See what it was like, the difference between MRI and CT scan, what CT scan prep is like, and how long a CAT scan takes. I attempt to answer all your questions about CT scans — so you’ll have a better idea of what to expect when you have your first CAT scan!
My first colonoscopy a few years ago required drinking 1 gallon of a nasty tasting solution. This year, my colonoscopy prep drink was CLENPIQ instead. See why I love this new colon prep drink — it’s SO much better than other bowel prep drinks!
I recently went for a diagnostic 3D mammogram following a traditional 2D mammogram. Here’s what I learned about who should consider having 3D breast imaging done, and how health care providers and insurance are involved.
Have sleep problems? Me too. I recently spent the night at a Sleep Center to participate in a sleep study to see if I might have obstructive sleep apnea. Here’s what my sleep test was like (with sleep study pictures), plus some of my best tips to help you prepare for your own sleep study test. See what I wish I’d known before staying in a sleep study room and being attached to all of those sleep study wires!
Do you have a ganglion cyst? I do! I’ve had it for years — it comes and goes. Here’s what I’ve learned about Ganglion cysts, ganglion cyst treatment, and ganglion cyst removal. Basically a ganglion cyst does not require treatment, but if it’s causing you pain or is just in a bad spot then you might want to have it surgically removed. Here’s what I’ve learned.
I bet you’ve wondered what it’s like to donate blood if you haven’t done it yet. Here’s my story, including tips, what I learned about donating blood, and what you should eat beforehand. Grab your pen and paper and get ready to take some notes from my personal experience of donating blood for the first time.
Having an MRI scan? I just had my first one and here are the 13 things I wish I had known before having an MRI. Between the clothing removal and the hammering sounds, I was nervous. But you don’t have to be — here’s why…
Having blood work done soon? I once had a fear of needles, but now I don’t. It’s not a painful process for most. Here are my best tips for getting through a blood test.
Wonder if you should get the BRCA test or not? Me too! Here’s what you need to know about BRCA testing – to help you decide if you should do it or not.
A simple skin biopsy is usually the best way to determine if a strange looking spot is skin cancer or not. Here’s what it’s like to have a biopsy.
If you’re anxious about getting a CT scan, these tips from someone who’s been there with scanxiety might help. Here’s how to worry less over your CT scans!
Many who are suffering from fatigue & muscle pain are quick to assume they’ve got fibromyalgia. 5 other illnesses have the same symptoms. Here’s how to tell
Early stages of cervical cancer respond well to treatment, which may be radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, or a combination of methods. Here’s what you need to know.
Here are some important points about CT scans that everyone needs to know. CT scan radiation is a serious issue. Here’s when to say NO to a Cat Scan.