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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?

Hey girl! If you don’t do it, it won’t get done

Hey girl! If you don’t do it, it won’t get done

Did you know that one lab test provides more than 50 health screens for women?  If you decide to do anything for yourself during the holidays, do this. Kick off the season with a lab test that provides 50 measures of health, including a complete blood count, cholesterol check, screens for diabetes, kidney and liver [...]

December 2, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Diabetes, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on Hey girl! If you don’t do it, it won’t get done

Take a test to determine if you’re at risk for diabetes

Take a test to determine if you’re at risk for diabetes

First, take the Inherited Health Conditions test. If one or both of your parents has diabetes, consider an A1C test. What’s an A1C test? The most accurate test of blood glucose is the A1C test.  This blood test is used to diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes—and to gauge how well you’re controlling diabetes. [...]

November 8, 2012 Susan Diabetes Comments Off on Take a test to determine if you’re at risk for diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month and it’s serious

November is American Diabetes Month and it’s serious

This month is dedicated to educating people about the scourge of diabetes in the United States.  Why? Because nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Seventy nine million Americans have prediabetes—and are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.[1]  It really is a scourge: diabetes is the fifth leading cause [...]

November 8, 2012 Susan Diabetes Comments Off on November is American Diabetes Month and it’s serious

The perfect storm: obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure

The perfect storm: obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure

Did you know obesity is the number one risk factor for developing heart disease and diabetes? Find up-to-date resources here for more health insights: We all know that high cholesterol and obesity are bad for your heart health. But combined with other health problems — such as high blood pressure — these health risks can [...]

August 14, 2012 Susan Heart Disease, Obesity and related diseases, Side effects of diabetes medications Comments Off on The perfect storm: obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure

Immediate health benefits of weight loss

Immediate health benefits of weight loss

It’s a simple equation: The health benefits of weight loss are as broad and varied as the diseases caused by obesity. Research shows:[1] Weight loss may improve survival in those who have an obesity-related disease, especially type 2 diabetes. Sustained weight loss prevents new cases of type 2 diabetes in people who were obese. Blood [...]

August 14, 2012 Susan Diabetes, Obesity and related diseases Comments Off on Immediate health benefits of weight loss