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How Toxicology Can Help Communities

How Toxicology Can Help Communities

Toxicology is a unique branch of science in which medicine, chemistry, biology, and pharmacology intersect. While toxicology lab screenings are often ordered by healthcare providers to test for toxins, alcohol, or drugs in a patient’s system, toxicologists also have...

How Influenza and Its Vaccine Affected History

How Influenza and Its Vaccine Affected History

Thanks to social distancing and other preventive measures implemented to reduce COVID-19 transmission, recent flu seasons have been much less active than those of previous years. But, influenza has been responsible for global pandemics in the past. While healthcare...

How to Deal with a Positive Result

How to Deal with a Positive Result

Receiving any life-changing medical diagnosis can leave you feeling overwhelmed, whether you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic condition or cancer.  Typically, your next best step after diagnosis will be to review the results with at least one medical...

Too Scared to Get Tested? Try This.

Too Scared to Get Tested? Try This.

“Choosing whether you should be screened for a health condition isn’t always easy,” the National Institutes of Health admits. Sometimes tests may involve risk factors that can make the decision about early screening difficult to navigate.  If you are uneasy about...

HIV: Taking a Look Back at How Far We’ve Come

HIV: Taking a Look Back at How Far We’ve Come

At the height of the AIDS pandemic in the 1980s, diagnosing a patient as HIV-positive could have felt catastrophic. While AIDS remains one of the largest global pandemics to date, the medical community has made great strides in widespread HIV treatment in recent...

Skin Cancer: A Disease that We Can Slather Away

Skin Cancer: A Disease that We Can Slather Away

May is annual Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but it brings focus to a topic that deserves serious attention by you and your patients throughout the year. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., with more than five million cases diagnosed annually. But...

Service Spotlight: Toxicology 101

Service Spotlight: Toxicology 101

Toxicology screens play a pivotal role in helping healthcare specialists regularly monitor their patients. While toxicology laboratories can offer testing services of all types, one of their primary functions is to test for the presence of illicit substances.  As...