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Diabetes Awareness- how aware are YOU?

Diabetes Awareness- how aware are YOU?

  November is Diabetes Awareness month and HealthCheckUSA wants to make sure you have the resources, tools, and know-how to educate yourself simply by getting a blood test. Whether you’re a diabetic, have a family history of diabetes, or just want to be proactive and and preventative, HealthHeckUSA offers many tests that include a fasting [...]

November 13, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Diabetes, Health Screens, Hereditary Diseases, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Obesity and related diseases, Stress and Overall Health, Tests to detect and manage diabetes, Weight Loss & FItness, Women's Health Comments Off on Diabetes Awareness- how aware are YOU?

Men: How Does Your Family Affect Your Health?

Men: How Does Your Family Affect Your Health?

It’s common knowledge that issues like heart disease and cancer can run in families. If your father, uncle, and grandfather all developed the same problem, say high blood pressure, then you may be at a higher risk for the same thing. Does that mean you’re fated to repeat history? Not at all. Genetics plays a [...]

March 24, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Hereditary Diseases, Men's Health Comments Off on Men: How Does Your Family Affect Your Health?

Fat? Tired? And sick of it?

Fat? Tired? And sick of it?

What would it take for you to change your lifestyle? A personal trainer who’s both tough but loving—like the ones you see on The Biggest Loser? A humiliating experience like being unable to fit in a chair or through a door?  Or a lab test that reveals you’re at higher risk for developing diabetes or [...]

July 15, 2013 Susan Hereditary Diseases, Men's Health, Obesity and related diseases, Weight Loss & FItness, Women's Health Comments Off on Fat? Tired? And sick of it?

Hemochromatosis is the “iron storage” disease

Hemochromatosis is the “iron storage” disease

The American Hemochromatosis Society’s “National Hemochromatosis Genetic Testing and Awareness Month” is July 2012. Hereditary hemochromatosis is an inherited condition also known as iron overload or iron storage disease. Iron is a mineral found in many foods. When it is not processed properly inside the body, it becomes toxic, poisoning organs and causing organ failure–especially [...]

May 27, 2009 Susan Hereditary Diseases Comments Off on Hemochromatosis is the “iron storage” disease