18:04 8th February 2018 | Common Cancer
PIn 1920, George Papanicolaou, a Greek doctor, developed the Pap test together with Romanian doctor, Aurel Babeş.
What is a Pap test?
A Pap test – also known as a Pap smear or smear test – is a procedure that doctors use to test for cervical cancer in women. Women aged 30 to 65 should undergo one every three to five years.
It is one of the most essential screenings for women because cervical cancer is the second m...
07:44 2nd February 2018 | Cancer Control
Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Before we look at the leading cancers in women, men and children, let’s look at efforts to spread awareness.
February the 4th was declared World Cancer Day. Its origin can be traced back to the first World Summit Against Cancer that was held in Paris (France) in 2000. World Cancer Day is observed worldwide and there is a reason for it. This year alone, nearly 8 million peopl...
07:38 2nd February 2018 | LBC
Cytopathology, a branch of pathology, deals with manifestations of disease at the cellular level.
Liquid-based cytology is a method of preparing samples for examination in cytopathology.
Liquid-based cytology is an alternative to the Pap test (smear test). Both form part of a cervical cancer screening that can also include an HPV test and physical pelvis examination.
The goal of a cervical screening is toc...
13:28 1st February 2018 | Natural Conception
Struggling to conceive naturally is normal. Fortunately there are ways to improve your chances of natural conception. The first thing you can do is reevaluate your lifestyle and focus on healthy living.
Primary Care is Essential
Bridge Clinic offers the following Primary Care services to help you on your journey to pregnancy.Lifestyle Management for Natural Conception Assisting the Body for Natural Conception
07:17 1st February 2018 | Importance of Medical Records
Medical records typically consist of self-reported patient information along with doctor’s notes on diagnoses, care and treatments. But there’s so much more to it. We want to help people understand why medical records are important. In doing so, we hope to encourage everyone to share accurate information each time they consult medical professionals.
Information Included in Medical Records
Up-to-date medical records generally...
12:18 7th January 2018 | Medical Check-Up
First off, we want to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Secondly, we want you to know we are always ready to offer exceptional preventative- and primary care as well as assisted reproductive care that adheres to international standards.
Bridge Clinic wants to continue to help you make the right lifestyle choices for a healthier, happier and longer life. Quality of life can improve significantly once you achieve (and p...
11:46 7th January 2018 | Uncategorized
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common infection contracted from skin contact and from vaginal, anal or oral sex with someone who has the virus. The infected person may not even show signs or experience any symptoms, in fact, symptoms could take years to show after HPV has been contracted.
The most important thing you need to know about Human Papillomavirus is that some types of HPV do not go away and can cause genital warts or l...
06:24 7th January 2018 | Bacteria Infection
E. coli (Escherichia coli) is a type of bacteria. Certain strains are harmless, however, others can have dangerous effects. Strains of E. coli include:STEC: This strain creates a toxin called Shiga that damages the lining of the intestine which in turn leads to illness. O157:H7: This dangerous strain often causes severe, acute hemorrhagic diarrhea. In some cases, particularly children under five years of age the infection can caus...
00:21 7th January 2018 | Cancer in Women
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. According to a 2017 fact sheet, released by ICO HPV Information Centre on HPV and Cancer, approximately 14 089 Nigerian women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year of which 8 240 do not survive.
Now, more than ever, we would like to encourage women to come for screenings at our Medicentre that could save their lives. We offer the following two tests:Liquid-based cytology HP...
18:35 6th January 2018 | Fertility Assessment
Some causes of male fertility challenges may have simple solutions while others require more advanced treatments. After an assessment, the reason for infertility will help determine the best treatment plan to improve chances of conception.
What Does an Assessment Entail
After minor challenges have been ruled out by a physician at a Medicentre, a FertilitySure assessment for men or couples is recommended. For men, an assessment con...
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