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“Please Call Me Doctor”: Sexism Female Medical Professionals Face in the Medical Field

“Please Call Me Doctor”: Sexism Female Medical Professionals Face in the Medical Field

This article gives the reader a different perspective on how women are affected in the medical field by addressing problems female medical staff often face from both patients and other staff.
November 29, 2022 ·6 min read
“Is It Because of My Race?”: The Disparity of Care Seen For Women of Color During Childbirth

“Is It Because of My Race?”: The Disparity of Care Seen For Women of Color During Childbirth

This article confronts the problems women of color face in the medical field and how race can play an unfortunate hand in diagnosis and treatment.
November 29, 2022 ·5 min read
“The Research Doesn’t Include Us”: How a Lack of Women’s Health Research Can Become a Problem During Diagnosis

“The Research Doesn’t Include Us”: How a Lack of Women’s Health Research Can Become a Problem During Diagnosis

This articles discusses the healthcare revolution that changed clinical research for women and addresses how male symptoms can often be used as the "norm" for a diagnosis.
November 29, 2022 ·3 min read
"I'm Not Being Dramatic": A Look into How Men and Women’s Pain Is Often Percieved Differently

"I'm Not Being Dramatic": A Look into How Men and Women’s Pain Is Often Percieved Differently

This article discusses how and why men and women's pain is weighed differently by medical staff and how women's pain and symtpoms are often disregarded.
November 29, 2022 ·5 min read
“It’s My Appointment, Not His”: The Common Problem Women Find When Bringing a Male Companion to Their Appointments

“It’s My Appointment, Not His”: The Common Problem Women Find When Bringing a Male Companion to Their Appointments

This article tells the stories of several women who have felt ignored by their doctors when bringing along a male companion with them to their appointments.
November 29, 2022 ·4 min read
"It's Just Anxiety": The Scapegoat Women Often Face When Searching for a Diagnosis

"It's Just Anxiety": The Scapegoat Women Often Face When Searching for a Diagnosis

This article discusses the frequent use of mental health and motherhood as scapegoats while diagnosing women.
November 29, 2022 ·3 min read
Not Just a Tale of the Times: The Gender Bias Seen Today in Our Healthcare System

Not Just a Tale of the Times: The Gender Bias Seen Today in Our Healthcare System

Learn about the gender bias seen in our healthcare system that can affect women's treatment plans, diagnoses, careers, and more.
November 29, 2022 ·3 min read
I tracked my health for a year and this is what I found

I tracked my health for a year and this is what I found

November 23, 2022 ·6 min read
What I found from crunching six months of my health data

What I found from crunching six months of my health data

Guava engineer Awadi discusses some of the correlations he discovered after tracking his health metrics and lifestyle factors in 2022.
November 22, 2022 ·2 min read
Six Medieval Medical Practices That Will Make You Relieved to Live in the 21st Century

Six Medieval Medical Practices That Will Make You Relieved to Live in the 21st Century

Headache? Try drilling a hole in your skull. Epilepsy? Just drink some human blood. These are only a few of the terrifying medical practices prescribed in the medieval era.
October 27, 2022 ·7 min read
Can My Doctor Charge Me for My Medical Records?

Can My Doctor Charge Me for My Medical Records?

Here is all you need to know about the laws surrounding fee requests for records, so you don’t end up paying more than you have to.
October 25, 2022 ·5 min read
How To Digitize Your Medical Records

How To Digitize Your Medical Records

Learn how to save space and protect your lab records by digitizing them. Discover the multiple ways you can do this and their benefits and shortcomings.
October 25, 2022 ·3 min read
Your Risk for Breast Cancer and How You Can Combat It

Your Risk for Breast Cancer and How You Can Combat It

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins, it’s important to understand what breast cancer is. Catching this cancer early can save your life, so learn what to look for and how to lower your risk
October 18, 2022 ·3 min read
How To Use Guava To Discover More About Your Symptoms

How To Use Guava To Discover More About Your Symptoms

Have you noticed your stomach often hurts a couple of hours after drinking coffee? Learn how you can use Guava's tools to draw relationships between symptoms and your daily lifestyle.
October 7, 2022 ·3 min read
Kate’s Tips and Tricks to Navigating the World of Healthcare

Kate’s Tips and Tricks to Navigating the World of Healthcare

After years of having to navigate the healthcare system herself, Kate offers some valuable advice and her greatest tips and tricks she discovered through the process.
September 27, 2022 ·3 min read
How I Became an Unexpected Advocate For My Own Health

How I Became an Unexpected Advocate For My Own Health

Read Kate's personal story about her experience with chronic illness and the journey she took to find a diagnosis.
September 27, 2022 ·7 min read
Patients' Rights to Medical Records

Patients' Rights to Medical Records

Explore the laws surrounding record requests to help you understand your rights and find the easiest way to get your records.
September 23, 2022 ·5 min read
How Long Do Providers Keep Medical Records?

How Long Do Providers Keep Medical Records?

Did you know that after a certain period of time most hospitals and doctors’ offices are legally allowed to throw out all of your medical records? Find out how long your state requires providers to keep your records.
September 23, 2022 ·10 min read
So Your Patient Has Requested Their Medical Records

So Your Patient Has Requested Their Medical Records

Learn the laws and regulations behind patient medical record requests to better know what is expected of you and your patient through the process.
September 20, 2022 ·4 min read
Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions and How to Avoid Misdiagnosis

Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions and How to Avoid Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis is a very real problem. In this article, Guava helps you understand what diseases are more susceptible to a misdiagnosis and steps you can take to avoid one yourself.
September 13, 2022 ·5 min read
Finding Your Fertility: A Guide to Period and Fertility Tracking

Finding Your Fertility: A Guide to Period and Fertility Tracking

Whether you are trying to get pregnant or avoid it, Guava explains your menstrual cycle and introduces several ways to help you track your fertility.
September 13, 2022 ·4 min read
All You Need to Know about Getting Vaccinated

All You Need to Know about Getting Vaccinated

Learn more about vaccines, how they work, the types of vaccines available, and why you need them - a comprehensive guide to getting vaccinated.
September 2, 2022 ·7 min read
Feeling Under the Weather? Here's How Weather Can Affect Your Health

Feeling Under the Weather? Here's How Weather Can Affect Your Health

A change in weather affects our plans, outfits, and even mood, but did you know it also affects our body? Learn how temperature, humidity, sunlight, and more can affect our everyday health.
August 16, 2022 ·5 min read
What is Blood Sugar and Why is it so Important?

What is Blood Sugar and Why is it so Important?

Why is too much sugar bad for you? Read more to understand what the term "blood sugar" means, what the risks of high blood sugar are, and why general recommendations don't always work.
August 12, 2022 ·4 min read
Popular Diets - Fad or Fact? A Deep Dive into Paleo, Keto, Fasting and more

Popular Diets - Fad or Fact? A Deep Dive into Paleo, Keto, Fasting and more

Guava compares several popular diets frequently mentioned in today’s social media. We discuss each diet's benefits and disadvantages to find out whether they hold scientific ground or not.
August 3, 2022 ·11 min read
Which Fitness Tracker is Right for You?

Which Fitness Tracker is Right for You?

Picking a fitness watch can be overwhelming and frustrating. That’s why Guava makes it easy with this comparative overview on the top four fitness watch brands.
July 27, 2022 ·6 min read
High Blood Pressure: Tips for Improving and Preventing The Silent Killer

High Blood Pressure: Tips for Improving and Preventing The Silent Killer

Guava health addresses hypertension, how it earned its name the “silent killer,” and tips to prevent this disease.
July 27, 2022 ·5 min read
How understanding our DNA can change the way we look at diseases, nutrition, and our future

How understanding our DNA can change the way we look at diseases, nutrition, and our future

June 21, 2022 ·7 min read
6 methods scientists are exploring to slow aging

6 methods scientists are exploring to slow aging

Guava Health investigates six different methods scientists are exploring to understand how to slow aging.
May 23, 2022 ·5 min read
Over 45? Here’s how often you should be screened for these health conditions

Over 45? Here’s how often you should be screened for these health conditions

Are you over age 45? Guava Health outlines how frequently you should be screened for 10 health conditions and diseases, citing research from the Preventative Health Task Force, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and medical journals.
April 19, 2022 ·6 min read
Medical information to have ready in case of emergency

Medical information to have ready in case of emergency

Guava Health compiled a list of important medical information to have prepared in case of an emergency.
March 28, 2022 ·3 min read
When Life Gives You Lyme

When Life Gives You Lyme

Emily von Weise discusses her diagnosis journey with Lyme, and how her new project, Guava, can help others.
March 8, 2022 ·2 min read
10 common health metrics pro athletes track

10 common health metrics pro athletes track

Guava Health compiled a list of health metrics that professional athletes measure, and broke down what they reveal about overall health and athletic performance.
February 24, 2022 ·5 min read

Medical Alert Bracelet vs. Emergency Card: which is better?

January 27, 2022 ·2 min read
Longevity Cheat Sheet: 15 Ways to Live Longer

Longevity Cheat Sheet: 15 Ways to Live Longer

January 24, 2022 ·7 min read
10 benefits of tracking your medical history

10 benefits of tracking your medical history

Guava Health draws on numerous public health sources to examine the many upsides to tracking your health care and history over time.
January 12, 2022 ·4 min read
15 terms you might see when looking at your medical records and what they mean

15 terms you might see when looking at your medical records and what they mean

Guava Health compiled a list defining 15 medical terms that patients may see in their newly available medical records, with info from Mayo Clinic and others.
December 7, 2021 ·5 min read
Why You Should Track Your Health

Why You Should Track Your Health

November 2, 2021 ·6 min read
How to Get Your Medical Records

How to Get Your Medical Records

October 7, 2021 ·5 min read

As an Employer, How Can I Implement a Vaccine Mandate at my Company?

August 30, 2021 ·3 min read