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What Is Gestational Testing?

Pregnancy is typically one of the most exciting times in a mother’s (or soon to be mother’s) life. It can also be one of the most stressful times of uncertainties about the health of the baby are a part of the experience.

There have been many advances in the field of women’s reproductive health and testing over the past fifty years. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that women had access to at-home pregnancy testing. Before then, women who thought they might be pregnant would have to go see their doctor … Read More

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Common Medical Tests for Adults

The field of medicine has a large number of tests for adults and children that are performed on the human body and they can be classified into two main groups.

The first is specialized tests which are used to identify specific illnesses or related category of illnesses and the second are general tests used to look for a wide range of illnesses. All these tests combined are designed for fulfill certain functions including screening, diagnosis, evaluation of responsiveness to treatment as well as trying to identify the progression of a … Read More

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Pediatric Medical Tests Available For Your Child

It is important that a doctor has a medical history of a child and performs a physical examination on a child, so that he or she can evaluate a child’s health. This is important as it helps the doctor understand what may be causing a child’s illness. Doctors may have to order some medical tests to enable them find out more. Most of these tests are covered by insurance and some preventative ones are covered 100% with no co-payment needed.

Below are some of the common tests done on children

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Free Medical Tests under ACA

FREE Medical Tests Now Covered by the ACA

Over 70 percent of Americans die from preventable diseases each year. And 75 percent of US health spending is on preventable diseases.

Obviously, preventive care for Americans has been too low for many years.

Unfortunately, far too many Americans wait until the onset of disease to begin testing – when treatment is more difficult and much costlier.

With the recent passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), however, all of that has changed for the better.

The ACA requires that all heath insurance policies now cover recommended preventive care … Read More