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Top STIs and How They are Tested in the Lab

In recent years there has been a sudden spike in the number of people infected by STDs in the USA, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The body reported that in 2019, over 2 million Americans were infected by common STDs. STDs have adverse health effects if left untreated since they cause infertility, abortions, and, to the worst extend, death. Thanks to STD lab testing, patients who suspect that they contracted STDs can submit body fluids for analysis. There are over 20 different STIs caused by viruses, bacteria, and fungi existing today. Though they share various symptoms, STD lab testing uses different test screens for each of them. Here are the top sexually transmitted diseases and how they are tested. HIV/AIDS AIDS is one the deadliest STI that is e

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How to Create a Study Plan for MCAT

You’ve already gone through the MCAT registration process and you’re now ready to start studying (unless you began already!). Studying the MCAT alone is quite the process, as you have to pour hours and hours into studying, take down notes to remember and take in, then repeat this process until you feel confident to take the actual exam. We understand how severe the MCAT stress is, and preparing for the MCAT practfice test and official exam alone is one of the most intense parts of it. That is why you’ll want to have a fame plan to study efficiently and get the results you desire. But what is the perfect study plan for the MCAT? Here are tips to follow as you create the study plan most suitable for you and your lifestyle. What are your strengths and weaknesses? The best way to s

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