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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?

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

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

Live long and prosper, but how?

Live long and prosper, but how?

If you’re reading this, you’re close… Health conscious women and men—especially those who read health blogs—try hard to do the right thing; whether it means getting enough exercise, fiber, water, Vitamin D, sleep. We know certain conditions come with the genes that made us; but likewise, there are things we can do that will contribute [...]

September 26, 2013 Susan Health Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Tests to detect and manage diabetes, Vitamin D Deficiency, Weight Loss & FItness, Women's Health Comments Off on Live long and prosper, but how?

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

Look inside to test wellness

Look inside to test wellness

What is wellness? If you divide your life into four dimensions, physical, emotional, social and spiritual and take stock in each area—you will have a measure of wellness. Some authors of wellness also include “intellectual,” as a dimension of wellness. At the base of the “wellness pyramid” are the components of physical health—which include maintaining [...]

April 18, 2013 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Tests to detect and manage diabetes, Thyroid Screens, Weight Loss & FItness Comments Off on Look inside to test wellness

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

Live long—like a Mediterranean

Live long—like a Mediterranean

Did you know people from Mediterranean countries—such as Spain, Greece, Italy and Croatia—have less heart disease, cancer and obesity?  Do you know why? Diet and exercise. The Mediterranean diet originates from foods found in the area bordering the Mediterranean Sea — primarily fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil, whole grains, and fish. The health effects [...]

March 1, 2013 Susan Heart Health & Cholesterol, Nutrition Comments Off on Live long—like a Mediterranean