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Yearly Archives: 2009

Five people, five reasons to get blood tests online

Five people, five reasons to get blood tests online

DeGee Johnson wants to save time and avoid the costs of a visit to the doctor and the lab. Marlene Ortloff is trying to save money because she lost her job and health insurance and now pays for blood tests out of pocket. Polly Dehnert was tired of trying to convince her doctor to order [...]

July 27, 2009 Susan Choosing Online Blood Tests Comments Off on Five people, five reasons to get blood tests online

Stop the Thyroid Madness partners with HealthCheckUSA

Stop the Thyroid Madness partners with HealthCheckUSA

Stop the Thyroid Madness and HealthCheckUSA have partnered to develop and offer specific packages and lab testing options that will assist Stop the Thyroid Madness members in managing their condition and taking control of their health. With the guidance of Janie Bowthorpe, a leading thyroid activist, best-selling author and media personality, and the founder of [...]

July 21, 2009 Susan Stop the Thyroid Madness tests, Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Stop the Thyroid Madness partners with HealthCheckUSA

The VAP test provides detailed cholesterol measures

The VAP test provides detailed cholesterol measures

The affordable vertical auto profile (VAP) Test provides direct, detailed measurements of cholesterol subclasses that play important roles in the development of heart disease–the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. The comprehensive information provided by the VAP allows for improved diagnosis and gives physicians the ability to develop patient-specific therapy, monitor treatment [...]

July 13, 2009 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol Comments Off on The VAP test provides detailed cholesterol measures

Hemochromatosis is the “iron storage” disease

Hemochromatosis is the “iron storage” disease

The American Hemochromatosis Society’s “National Hemochromatosis Genetic Testing and Awareness Month” is July 2012. Hereditary hemochromatosis is an inherited condition also known as iron overload or iron storage disease. Iron is a mineral found in many foods. When it is not processed properly inside the body, it becomes toxic, poisoning organs and causing organ failure–especially [...]

May 27, 2009 Susan Hereditary Diseases Comments Off on Hemochromatosis is the “iron storage” disease

Vitamin D deficiency is common in Americans

Vitamin D deficiency is common in Americans

“Light Rhythms” From Experience Life, June 2009 Recent studies in North America and Europe indicate that a staggering 95 percent of people are vitamin D deficient — not surprising given how much time we spend inside. Sunlight doesn’t just help set your internal clock, it actually nourishes your body by helping it create vitamin D.  [...]

May 26, 2009 Susan Vitamin D Deficiency Comments Off on Vitamin D deficiency is common in Americans

Is it inertia or thyroid disease?

Is it inertia or thyroid disease?

“Escape From Inertia” From Experience Life, May 2009 Most of us struggle at some point to overcome a stubborn resistance to exercising. Not sure what’s keeping you from exercising more regularly? Here’s a reason that may be lurking beneath the surface: Undiagnosed health issues. Hypothyroidism, a condition in which your thyroid doesn’t release enough metabolism-stimulating [...]

May 20, 2009 Susan Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Is it inertia or thyroid disease?

Raising awareness of women’s heart disease

Raising awareness of women’s heart disease

Heart disease symptoms in women are typically more subtle than heart disease symptoms in men including fatigue, indigestion, anxiety and shortness of breath. During a heart attack, symptoms may include weakness, cold sweat and dizziness. The American Heart Association estimates it is 52% more likely for women to experience delays in getting treatment after calling [...]

February 6, 2009 Susan Heart Disease, Women's Health Comments Off on Raising awareness of women’s heart disease

Thyroid test may be the first step in winning the weight battle

Thyroid test may be the first step in winning the weight battle

It’s the beginning of a new year, and Oprah Winfrey, like many others across the country, has made it a goal to lose weight this year. In a recent U.S. News and World Report article, Katherine Hobson talks about the nine lessons she picked up from Oprah’s “weight-battle defeat,” which the popular talk show host [...]

January 14, 2009 Susan Obesity and related diseases, Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Thyroid test may be the first step in winning the weight battle