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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

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?

10 Common Factors Contributing to Heart Failure

10 Common Factors Contributing to Heart Failure

Heart and cardiovascular diseases kill more than 17 million people worldwide each year – more than half of all deaths in developed countries. Risk factors include age, health conditions, lifestyle, heredity, and gender. The more risk factors you have, the higher your risk of heart disease. Making changes to your lifestyle and improving your health [...]

February 10, 2014 Ashley Heart Disease, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Women's Health Comments Off on 10 Common Factors Contributing to Heart Failure

February is Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month

Show your heart some love by getting tested in February! Last year more than 860 people trusted HealthCheckUSA’s Super Chemistry Tests to get their heart health screened. Celebrate your health by getting screened. Pay only $60 for a comprehensive screening, valued at $150, that includes total cholesterol (HDL, LDL), triglycerides, and glucose, along with kidney, [...]

February 1, 2014 Ashley Health Screens, Heart Disease, Heart Health & Cholesterol Comments Off on February is Heart Health Month

Women: How Does Your Family Affect Your Health?

Women: How Does Your Family Affect Your Health?

Family can have a profound affect on your health, in more than one way. When we think of family we usually think of family history. Every doctor asks those questions: Has anyone in your family had heart problems? Diabetes? Suffered from depression, allergies, skin disorders? Three or four pages of that and you’re wondering if [...]

January 29, 2014 Ashley Heart Disease, Women's Health Comments Off on Women: How Does Your Family Affect Your Health?

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

A million fewer heart attacks and strokes

A million fewer heart attacks and strokes

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has joined seeks to empower Americans to make healthy choices with Million Hearts™  to offer three online tools to calculate heart attack risk, track and manage heart health, and a tool that shows you what you’re doing right to protect your heart health—and where there’s room for change. Million Hearts™ [...]

February 7, 2013 Susan Health Screens, Heart Disease, Heart Health & Cholesterol Comments Off on A million fewer heart attacks and strokes

Blame modern life?

Blame modern life?

Heart disease is a modern epidemic. Before the industrial revolution—when people had to do almost everything by hand (and foot), manual labor and diets rich in protein and low in carbs, fats and salts, kept the bodies of our foremothers and forefathers fit and their heart muscle strong. Of course, there were other risks to [...]

February 7, 2013 Susan Diabetes, Heart Disease, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Miscellaneous health topics, Women's Health Comments Off on Blame modern life?

Why the fuss about homocysteine?

Why the fuss about homocysteine?

Like many of the chemical substances that work inside your body to build and maintain its cells and systems—homocysteine  is a metabolite.  It starts as one thing and ends as another. Or at least it should. Homocysteine for protein processing Methionine is one of 11 essential amino acids the body requires from dietary sources such [...]

January 15, 2013 Susan Heart Disease, Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Why the fuss about homocysteine?