Is the Pap Smear On the Way Out?

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The Pap test, used for over 50 years to spot the early signs of cervical cancer, may soon become a thing of the past, new research suggests. Its replacement? The human papillomavirus (HPV) test. Nearly all cervical cancer cases are linked to HPV infection, and HPV testing detected…

Docs' Tattoos No Longer Taboo

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Doctors need not fear that sporting a tattoo might drive patients away. That’s the finding of a small, new study that included seven doctors in the emergency department of a trauma center in a large Pennsylvania city who wore either fake body piercings or tattoos, or both, or…

Making the Most of That Fast Food Meal

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It can happen when you’re traveling on business, running late to an appointment, or are simply running out of time to make dinner. You’re facing fast food or no food. Use these tips to make the most of this meal. Start by looking for the lowest calorie selections.…