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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Wellness Wednesday 3-26-14

Wellness Wednesday 3-26-14

A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time—pills or stairs. – Joan Welsh [...]

March 26, 2014 Ashley Wellness Wednesday Comments Off on Wellness Wednesday 3-26-14

Men: How Does Your Family Affect Your Health?

Men: How Does Your Family Affect Your Health?

It’s common knowledge that issues like heart disease and cancer can run in families. If your father, uncle, and grandfather all developed the same problem, say high blood pressure, then you may be at a higher risk for the same thing. Does that mean you’re fated to repeat history? Not at all. Genetics plays a [...]

March 24, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Hereditary Diseases, Men's Health Comments Off on Men: How Does Your Family Affect Your Health?

Wellness Wednesday 3-19-14

Wellness Wednesday 3-19-14

Changes in healthcare have made consumers more responsible for and knowledgeable about their health. Read how these HealthCheckUSA clients used blood tests to get the right treatment, click here. “Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside.” -Albert Schweitzer [...]

March 19, 2014 Ashley Wellness Wednesday Comments Off on Wellness Wednesday 3-19-14

Uncommon STD Statistics

Uncommon STD Statistics

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are widespread across the United States. Most people know about the common varieties, such a gonorrhea, chlamydia and genital herpes, but those aren’t the only dangers lurking out there. Here are 20 things you probably didn’t know about STDs. 1. The cost of testing and treatment for STDs in the United [...]

March 13, 2014 Ashley AIDS, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, HIV Testing, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV, STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Comments Off on Uncommon STD Statistics

Wellness Wednesday 3-12-14

Wellness Wednesday 3-12-14

  “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn [...]

March 12, 2014 Ashley Wellness Wednesday Comments Off on Wellness Wednesday 3-12-14

Blood Test to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

Blood Test to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers released a new study which allows a simple blood test to predict Alzheimer’s disease. CNN reports, “Overall, the blood test predicted who would get Alzheimer’s or mild cognitive impairment with over 90% accuracy.” This report was published just days after a report predicting whether or not you would die in the next 5 years. Could [...]

March 10, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Health Screens, Miscellaneous health topics Comments Off on Blood Test to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

Is Death Predictable through a Simple Blood Test?

Is Death Predictable through a Simple Blood Test?

What if you knew a blood test could predict whether or not you would die in the next 5 years, would you take it? Scientists reported they have found 4 biomarkers, or warning signs, in blood that have a high correlation to death. [...]

March 8, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Health Screens Comments Off on Is Death Predictable through a Simple Blood Test?

Signs of Common Spring Allergies

Signs of Common Spring Allergies

Spring is on its way, carrying long-awaited warmth and sunshine…and with it, seasonal allergies. If you’re one of the 35 million Americans who suffer from allergies, spring can be a little less joyful. When the air is full of pollen, mold, and other allergens, your immune system goes into overdrive and you wind up sneezing [...]

March 6, 2014 Ashley Allergies, Allergy Symptoms, Allergy Testing Comments Off on Signs of Common Spring Allergies

Wellness Wednesday 3-5-14

Wellness Wednesday 3-5-14

“Over 10 million Americans have Thyroid Disease. 8 million do not know about it.” Stop being a statistic, get tested and get treated. Be sure to find us on social media to get your weekly dose of Wellness Wednesday delivered to your news feed. [...]

March 5, 2014 Ashley Thyroid Screens, Wellness Wednesday Comments Off on Wellness Wednesday 3-5-14

Should You Get Tested?

Should You Get Tested?

Testosterone Free and Total Hormone Blood Test The testosterone (free and total) hormone test is a simple blood test that measures both the free (not bound) level of testosterone in the bloodstream, as well as total testosterone in your system. Who should be tested? You should strongly consider testing if you are a man struggling [...]

March 3, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Hormone Tests, Testosterone Comments Off on Should You Get Tested?