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Vitamin D Deficiency: A Detriment of Staying Indoors All Winter

Vitamin D Deficiency: A Detriment of Staying Indoors All Winter

Vitamin D plays a critical role in promoting good health. Unfortunately, during the winter months, many people become deficient because weather conditions force them to stay indoors. While fortified foods and certain types of fish provide limited amounts of Vitamin D, direct sunlight is the primary source for this important nutrient. As people limit their [...]

December 30, 2013 Ashley Blood Testing, Nutrition, Vitamin D Deficiency Comments Off on Vitamin D Deficiency: A Detriment of Staying Indoors All Winter

FSA or HSA: Use It or Lose It

FSA or HSA: Use It or Lose It

The end of the year is approaching fast. Do you know the details of your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Spending Account (HSA)? Each plan has advantages and disadvantages, and new rules have recently been put in place to make FSA’s more appealing. FSA or HSA? Health savings plans and flexible spending accounts are [...]

November 26, 2013 Ashley Blood Testing, Health Screens, Miscellaneous health topics Comments Off on FSA or HSA: Use It or Lose It

Get more from your health-care budget

Get more from your health-care budget

As the tax year comes to end, it’s time to think about how you’re going to save for 2014 health-care expenses and how you’re going to spend remaining HSA and FSA dollars. The difference between health savings and flexible spending accounts Both health savings accounts (HSA) and flexible spending accounts (FSA) reduce your taxable income.  [...]

November 7, 2013 Susan Blood Testing, Health Screens, Miscellaneous health topics Comments Off on Get more from your health-care budget

Managing health in a changing health care world

Managing health in a changing health care world

You don’t have to be a doctor (or a detective) to get the facts straight All the talk about managing your health in a changing health care environment doesn’t make it easier to understand the results of lab tests—it can be overwhelming to individuals untrained in the medical arts. However, your lab test results are [...]

September 26, 2013 Susan Blood Testing, Health Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Tests to detect and manage diabetes, Weight Loss & FItness, Women's Health Comments Off on Managing health in a changing health care world

What’s a blood count count?

What’s a blood count count?

Have you ever wondered what a blood count counts? A complete blood count reports the number of red and white blood cells and platelets there are in the blood and the physical characteristics of the cells, including size, shape, and content. The story told by white cells, red cells and platelets Here’s a quick refresher [...]

August 31, 2013 Susan Blood Testing, Health Screens, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Women's Health Comments Off on What’s a blood count count?

A super-sized test for ordinary (and extraordinary) people

A super-sized test for ordinary (and extraordinary) people

A super chemistry blood test won’t reveal your secret super powers. But it will measure a whole range of substances in your blood to determine if you’re in the “normal” range. The Super Chemistry blood test can be taken alone or purchased with additional tests—such as hormone, fertility, thyroid and other tests. It includes a [...]

August 31, 2013 Susan Blood Testing, Health Screens, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on A super-sized test for ordinary (and extraordinary) people

HCUSA gives you direct access to your lab data

HCUSA gives you direct access to your lab data

HealthCheckUSA has led the charge in overcoming complex and antiquated laws and regulations preventing consumer access to lab tests.  Today, HealthCheckUSA manages authorization requirements to give consumers access to critical lab data. Because of our high volume of referrals, our partner laboratories are able to provide us deeply discounted pricing for lab testing – a [...]

August 12, 2012 Susan Blood Testing Comments Off on HCUSA gives you direct access to your lab data

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

High-quality, low-cost blood tests make sense

High-quality, low-cost blood tests make sense

Discount blood tests can help keep medical costs down according to Dr. Greg Jackson, a physician at San Antonio’s Interceptive Health.  Dr. Jackson is writing a book on preventive health care. Discount lab tests assist in prevention and lowering costs Discount blood tests are a key component of Dr. Jackson’s approach to reducing costs for [...]

August 4, 2008 Susan Blood Testing Comments Off on High-quality, low-cost blood tests make sense