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As you have probably noticed, your annual preventive exam doesn't always include a pap test anymore. Why is this? To answer, you need to know what a pap test tests, why it’s done and what is different now.
A pap involves the collection of cells from the lowermost section of the uterus, called the cervix. The cervix is located at the top of the vagina and is accessed by inserting a speculum into the vagina, so your provider can see the area. A small brush is swept around the cervix and loose cells are caught and sent for analysis. Read more about Pap Tests: No longer a yearly ritual
In June we celebrate Men's Health Month. A time where we encourage awareness of preventable health problems and early detection and treatment of diseases among men and boys. Healthy habits are some of the many examples we can provide to our children and loved ones for a lifetime of wellness.
Include a variety of vegetables and fruits daily. Think colorful! Fruits and vegetables have essential vitamins and minerals that can help protect from chronic disease.
Cut the fat!
Limit foods high in calories, sugar, salt, fat, and alcohol. Read more about Men: Be the example
If you can hear feet hitting the ground while you’re running, you're probably setting yourself up for injury. Excessive noise during running comes from bad form. Keep your feet close to the ground and try to use a quick, shuffling stride. Read more about Pounding the pavement?