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Healthy Foods to AVOID…?!

Healthy Foods to AVOID…?!

Stay in control by understanding what you’re putting into your body. We have all heard the saying ‘Knowledge is Power.’ Regular exercise and portion size is important, but how does your body react to the foods you eat? What should you avoid or be aware of? Foods that contain large amounts of sodium, cholesterol and [...]

August 17, 2015 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Nutrition, Women's Health Comments Off on Healthy Foods to AVOID…?!

A Smart Start to 2015!

A Smart Start to 2015!

It’s that time of year again.  New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner.  You want to slim down, kick that bad habit, make better choices, get organized.  Wait!  Wasn’t that what you resolved last year? I recently heard the saying, “Today is yesterday’s tomorrow.”  Such a simple phrase got me thinking; how often do [...]

January 6, 2015 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Health Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Nutrition, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on A Smart Start to 2015!

November Already?!

November Already?!

Wow, this year has flown by! The holidays are already upon us, and you know what that means… Holiday Sales! HealthCheckUSA wants you to be the first to know about our upcoming deals and offerings, but you have to sign up to be on our emailing list. We only send out need-to-know information about our [...]

November 5, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Health Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Nutrition, Thyroid Screens, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on November Already?!

Featured Test: the Women’s Basic Profile

Featured Test: the Women’s Basic Profile

  In honor of the month of October being dedicated to Breast Cancer awareness and Women’s Health, in general, we thought we’d put the spotlight on one of HealthCheckUSA’s most comprehensive and cost-effective lab tests for women: the Women’s Basic Profile (conveniently on sale this month for 10% off!). What does it include? The better [...]

October 22, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Diabetes, Health Screens, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Hormone Tests, Tests to detect and manage diabetes, Thyroid Screens, Weight Loss & FItness, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on Featured Test: the Women’s Basic Profile

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?

Lab Tests You Should Get in Your 40s

Lab Tests You Should Get in Your 40s

Forty is a significant milestone in your life. You’ll notice changes in your energy level, your eyesight, your stamina, and even your sleeping habits. With every decade that passes, you are more at risk for all kinds of conditions and illnesses. By getting tested for the most common issues at each stage of your life, [...]

May 5, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Health Screens, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Men's Health, Women's Health Comments Off on Lab Tests You Should Get in Your 40s

Could Heart Disease and High Cholesterol be a thing of the past?

Could Heart Disease and High Cholesterol be a thing of the past?

Researchers work on new drug that could save nearly 600,000 people a year. Did you know atherosclerosis is the number one cause of death in humans? Atherosclerosis occurs when artery walls thickens as a result of the buildup of calcium and fatty materials such as cholesterol and triglyceride. According to the CDC, about 600,000 people [...]

April 28, 2014 Ashley Cholesterol Screens, Heart Disease, Heart Health & Cholesterol Comments Off on Could Heart Disease and High Cholesterol be a thing of the past?

Medical Tests You Should Have In Your 30s

Medical Tests You Should Have In Your 30s

Most young adults are healthy, active, and unconcerned about health issues. Even if an occasional cold is your worst worry, a little preventative care now can result in much better health later. And the Affordable Healthcare Act requires many plans to cover routine testing at no cost to you. Here are a few basic tests [...]

April 7, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Men's Health, STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), Testosterone, Women's Health Comments Off on Medical Tests You Should Have In Your 30s

Surviving Holiday Parties: Watching Your Cholesterol and Your Weight

Surviving Holiday Parties: Watching Your Cholesterol and Your Weight

Photo Credit:  Peter Kaminski with creative commons license The holidays are all about celebrations; family and friends getting together to eat, drink, and be merry. While all this social interaction is wonderful, tantalizing arrays of holiday foods can derail the diet of even the most disciplined. To fight the temptation and keep your healthy diet [...]

December 23, 2013 Ashley Cholesterol Screens, Nutrition, Weight Loss & FItness Comments Off on Surviving Holiday Parties: Watching Your Cholesterol and Your Weight

Liver disease is not just for dipsomaniacs

Liver disease is not just for dipsomaniacs

Most people associate liver disease with a bleary-eyed, chronic alcoholic (a condition called dipsomania in the 19th century). But there’s another type of liver disease that has little to do with alcohol and more to do with overeating.  Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) describes the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who drink [...]

July 18, 2013 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Miscellaneous health topics, Obesity and related diseases, Weight Loss & FItness Comments Off on Liver disease is not just for dipsomaniacs