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Testing, Testing 123: Phlebotomy Basics

When my mother underwent chemotherapy, we spent a lot of time visiting the phlebotomy lab for blood testing. I was always impressed by how easily the phlebotomist was able to find and puncture a vein to draw blood on the first try. I knew there had to be a method to it, and was astounded by how effortless and painless they made the process. It led me to research a lot about blood tests, from drawing to the actual screening. I've created this site to share what I've learned in the hopes of teaching others. The more you understand, the more control you can have over your own health care.

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2024

Five Situations When You May Need to Take Your Child to Urgent Care

As a parent, you always want to ensure your child's safety and well-being. However, sometimes things are out of your hands, and accidents do happen. In certain situations, taking your child to the emergency room may not be necessary, but you don't want to wait until your pediatrician's office is open. This is where urgent care comes in. Read on to find out the top five situations when you may need to take your child to urgent care.

Understanding Multiple Myeloma: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

When it comes to cancer, we often hear about the common types like breast, lung, or prostate. However, many people aren't aware of a rare form of cancer called multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer that occurs in plasma cells responsible for producing antibodies. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, understanding the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options is essential. In this blog post, we'll dive deeper into multiple myeloma and what you need to know.