Staying On Top of Allergies

From a sudden and tragic death at summer camp to peanut allergies to a bill passed by the House, we’ve seen allergy stories of every kind. Continue reading “Staying On Top of Allergies” »

College Students: Read This Before You Go Back to School

As August progresses, many KC teens are getting ready to start college or return back to campuses across the country. There are many things to think about, such as class schedules, football games, and seeing friends. Whether you go to school in Kansas City or attend a distant school, it’s important to include health and safety on your school checklist.  Continue reading “College Students: Read This Before You Go Back to School” »

Are Your Child’s Allergies Ready to go Back to School?

It’s time to go back to school! There are school supplies to buy, wellness checks to schedule, and first-day outfits to plan. However, if your kid suffers from seasonal or food-related allergies, you may have a larger “to-do” item on your list. Children with allergies may face a new set of obstacles as they return to the classroom. Prepare your kids for school by accounting for their allergies and making sure they can safely tackle the school environment.

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Non-Invasive Options for Finding the Father of Your Baby

If you’re searching for paternity tests on the internet, you may already be aware of the struggles you may face. You may feel uncomfortable and isolated, but you are not alone. In 2016, about 39% of all births were to unmarried women. Sometimes, knowing that other people are experiencing a situation like yours can provide some comfort. You should also find solace in the fact that there are many tests available to determine the father of your baby. Continue reading “Non-Invasive Options for Finding the Father of Your Baby” »

Surviving Allergies During a Seasonal Transition

It’s almost time for the seasons to change! For those of you with allergies, the seasonal transition can either mean a reprieve from your usual allergies or a whole new set of challenges. If you find yourself suffering through a different allergy every season, Test Smartly Labs has some tips to keep you sane as we move out of summer and into the fall.  Continue reading “Surviving Allergies During a Seasonal Transition” »

What You Need to Know About Hepatitis

July 28th has been declared World Hepatitis Day to draw global attention to hepatitis issues. As this date is quickly approaching, Test Smartly Labs thought it was an excellent time to share some of the basic facts about this disease. We invite you to join us in examining the truth about hepatitis so you’ll be armed with the facts to live your healthiest life.

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6 Ultraviolet Light Myths Debunked

July is National UV Safety Month, and we’re looking at the most common myths about tanning and skin cancer. Melanoma is the most common type of skin cancer. In the last decade, melanoma cases have increased by 53%. Test Smartly Labs hopes to decrease that number by setting the record straight on popular UV misconceptions.  Continue reading “6 Ultraviolet Light Myths Debunked” »

Do You Need an STD Test?

STDs are a topic that no one really likes to discuss. While STDs can run rampant among teenagers who haven’t had proper education about sexual health, they’re also very common among adults.  As a walk-in lab that offers comprehensive STD panels, Test Smartly Labs is often consulted by people who are trying to gauge their risk. So if you are trying to figure out if you’re “safe” or if you should get tested, here are some tips for you: Continue reading “Do You Need an STD Test?” »

Are You Concerned That You Bruise Too Easily?

Bruises don’t work the same as scars. Scars are permanent marks, often with an interesting backstory. Whether your scars came from a medical procedure or bad decision, there’s something about a scar that is vaguely cool – even if it did come from punching through a wall. However, when it comes to a bruises don’t have the same exciting meaning. For some reason, bruises cause more anxiety without being nearly as awesome as scars. Continue reading “Are You Concerned That You Bruise Too Easily?” »

Educate Yourself with These 5 Facts About Food Allergies

Do you have a food allergy? If you don’t, there’s a strong chance that someone close to you does suffer from some type of food allergy. Whether it’s your child, a friend, or another family member, food allergies can be very serious. Emergency rooms see over 200,000 food allergy-related visits each year. If someone you know is living with a food allergy, it’s imperative that you have a basic understanding of how food allergies can disrupt someone’s life. Continue reading “Educate Yourself with These 5 Facts About Food Allergies” »