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The good, the bad and the ugly truths about cholesterol

The good, the bad and the ugly truths about cholesterol

Cholesterol is a natural occurring substance in the body important for many functions from making some hormones to building cell walls, to name a few. The liver produces most of the cholesterol in your body, but you also get cholesterol from foods such as meat, eggs and whole-fat dairy products.  By ROBERT LOPEZ, M.D. Cholesterol [...]

July 30, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol Comments Off on The good, the bad and the ugly truths about cholesterol

Meet the herpes virus family

Meet the herpes virus family

Quick facts about herpes: • One in four adults or thirty million Americans have the herpes virus. • The vast majority (eighty to 90 percent) of people with genital herpes HAVE NOT been diagnosed. • There is no cure for herpes and anyone who is sexually active is at risk for getting the herpes virus. [...]

July 29, 2012 Susan STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Comments Off on Meet the herpes virus family

Condoms offer protection from genital herpes

Condoms offer protection from genital herpes

ScienceDaily (July 15, 2009) — Condom use is associated with a reduced risk of contracting herpes simplex virus 2, according to a report based on pooled analysis of data from previous studies. Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) typically causes genital herpes, a chronic, life-long, viral infection. Although studies indicate that consistent condom use reduces the [...]

July 28, 2012 Susan Herpes Comments Off on Condoms offer protection from genital herpes

Should pregnant women get a thyroid test?

Should pregnant women get a thyroid test?

By INGFEI CHEN, New York Times (published April 14, 2009) When women think about pregnancy, the thyroid gland is seldom the first thing that leaps to mind. Nestled in the neck, the gland makes hormones that govern metabolism, helping to regulate body weight, heart rate and a host of other factors. But if the thyroid [...]

July 28, 2012 Susan Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on Should pregnant women get a thyroid test?

Diagnosing herpes

Diagnosing herpes

Taking a Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) 1 and 2-Specific Ab, IgG is extremely important if you’re sexually active and think you’ve been exposed to HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus). There is no cure for herpes, and it’s estimated by experts that 60 million Americans have the virus that causes genital herpes. Anyone who is sexually active [...]

July 21, 2012 Susan Herpes, Women's Health Comments Off on Diagnosing herpes

Start your day with a Nutrition Panel

Start your day with a Nutrition Panel

The foundation of good health? Nutrition. Proper nutrition leads to fewer illnesses, faster recovery and overall better health. In many cases, medical conditions can be treated simply by eating better. How do you measure up? HealthCheckUSA has a nutrition panel that will allow you to work with your doctor to build a nutrition and diet [...]

July 7, 2012 Susan Nutrition Comments Off on Start your day with a Nutrition Panel