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Vitamin D. What’s your status?

Vitamin D. What’s your status?

Why is a Vitamin D test important? With temperatures starting to drop, you may find yourself outdoors less, and did you know the most efficient way our body synthesizes Vitamin D is done using sunlight? While fortified milk, cereal and certain types of fish can provide limited amounts of Vitamin D in the diet, the [...]

October 1, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Bone health, Cholesterol Screens, Exercise, Health Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Hormone Tests, Men's Health, Nutrition, Tests to detect and manage diabetes, Vitamin D Deficiency, Vitamins & Nutrition, Weight Loss & FItness, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on Vitamin D. What’s your status?

Simple Blood Test Help Olympians Go for Gold

Simple Blood Test Help Olympians Go for Gold

The U.S. Women’s Hockey Team rely on blood tests several times a year to measure the players’ levels of vitamin D. While fortified milk, cereal and certain types of fish can provide limited amounts of Vitamin D in the diet, the main source is sunlight. For that reason, many people with indoor jobs, living in [...]

February 20, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Bone health, Vitamin D Deficiency Comments Off on Simple Blood Test Help Olympians Go for Gold

A soup-to-nuts vitamin panel

A soup-to-nuts vitamin panel

If it’s time for your cholesterol check, consider one simple blood test that gives you cholesterol readings plus glucose levels, measures for kidney, liver and heart functions, potassium, uric acid, electrolytes and iron.  And while you’re at it, in the same test, get a complete blood count to identify anemia, platelet and hemoglobin levels as [...]

March 1, 2013 Susan Bone health, Cholesterol Screens, Men's Health, Nutrition, Vitamin D Deficiency, Women's Health Comments Off on A soup-to-nuts vitamin panel

Trick or treat? What you eat affects your bones.

Trick or treat? What you eat affects your bones.

Treating yourself to a diet rich in highly processed, salty, fatty foods puts you at risk for heart disease and diabetes—and may also damage your bones. Studies suggest a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins (such as fish), where the main source of dietary fat is olive oil, may produce [...]

October 4, 2012 Susan Bone health, Men's Health, Monthly Promotions, Nutrition, Women's Health Comments Off on Trick or treat? What you eat affects your bones.

How to prevent bone loss

How to prevent bone loss

Bone growth and loss is a natural, regenerative process called bone turnover.  During childhood, bone formation exceeds bone deterioration resulting in bone growth. However, around age 30, breakdown exceeds formation and normal bone loss occurs. By midlife, because of hormone changes, diet, and lifestyle, about half of all women and a quarter of all men [...]

October 3, 2012 Susan Bone health, Men's Health, Monthly Promotions, Vitamin D Deficiency, Women's Health Comments Off on How to prevent bone loss

Avoid Radiation Exposure When Checking Bone Density

Avoid Radiation Exposure When Checking Bone Density

Doctors will look at personal risk factors such as age, diet, tobacco and alcohol use, family history, and physical activity to determine your risk for osteoporosis.  If you have one or more of these risk factors your doctor may recommend a dual energy xray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan. This is the only scan used to diagnose [...]

October 2, 2012 Susan Bone health, Women's Health Comments Off on Avoid Radiation Exposure When Checking Bone Density

Frightful Facts for Women and Osteoporosis

Frightful Facts for Women and Osteoporosis

Most women are aware of the risks of osteoporosis; but few know the extent of the risk. Low bone density affects women of all ages and ethnicities. Some startling statistics published by the National Osteoporosis Foundation: Of the nearly 10 million people with osteoporosis, 8 million or 80% are women. In the years following menopause, [...]

October 1, 2012 Susan Bone health, Nutrition, Women's Health Comments Off on Frightful Facts for Women and Osteoporosis