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FSA or HSA: Use It or Lose It

FSA or HSA: Use It or Lose It

The end of the year is approaching fast. Do you know the details of your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Spending Account (HSA)? Each plan has advantages and disadvantages, and new rules have recently been put in place to make FSA’s more appealing. FSA or HSA? Health savings plans and flexible spending accounts are [...]

November 26, 2013 Ashley Blood Testing, Health Screens, Miscellaneous health topics Comments Off on FSA or HSA: Use It or Lose It

Get more from your health-care budget

Get more from your health-care budget

As the tax year comes to end, it’s time to think about how you’re going to save for 2014 health-care expenses and how you’re going to spend remaining HSA and FSA dollars. The difference between health savings and flexible spending accounts Both health savings accounts (HSA) and flexible spending accounts (FSA) reduce your taxable income.  [...]

November 7, 2013 Susan Blood Testing, Health Screens, Miscellaneous health topics Comments Off on Get more from your health-care budget

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?

What’s a blood count count?

What’s a blood count count?

Have you ever wondered what a blood count counts? A complete blood count reports the number of red and white blood cells and platelets there are in the blood and the physical characteristics of the cells, including size, shape, and content. The story told by white cells, red cells and platelets Here’s a quick refresher [...]

August 31, 2013 Susan Blood Testing, Health Screens, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Women's Health Comments Off on What’s a blood count count?

A super-sized test for ordinary (and extraordinary) people

A super-sized test for ordinary (and extraordinary) people

A super chemistry blood test won’t reveal your secret super powers. But it will measure a whole range of substances in your blood to determine if you’re in the “normal” range. The Super Chemistry blood test can be taken alone or purchased with additional tests—such as hormone, fertility, thyroid and other tests. It includes a [...]

August 31, 2013 Susan Blood Testing, Health Screens, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on A super-sized test for ordinary (and extraordinary) people

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