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March into Good Health

March into Good Health

It’s time to get serious about your health. Act now while our favorite tests are on sale! As an overall health screening, our Basic Profiles are an affordable investment in your personal wellness. This simple blood test checks for more than 50 different indicators of overall health, including a complete blood count, lipid (cholesterol) and triglycerides panel, [...]

March 1, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Health Screens, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Women's Health Comments Off on March into Good Health

The Hidden Dangers of Low Testosterone

The Hidden Dangers of Low Testosterone

Most men know of the sexual issues caused by low testosterone but did you know the condition can have serious health consequences? As men grow older, testosterone production naturally declines. When it gets too low, the impact on your life can be significant. Symptoms of low testosterone In addition to erectile dysfunction, men suffering from [...]

February 28, 2014 Ashley Men's Health, Testosterone Comments Off on The Hidden Dangers of Low Testosterone

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

Starting the New Year with a Personal Trainer

Starting the New Year with a Personal Trainer

In a perfect world, we’d all adopt healthy lifestyles centered on nutritious foods and regular exercise. In the real world, most people have difficulty maintaining consistent fitness routines without losing motivation. With spring weather looming on the not-so-distant horizon, many people are turning their attention toward getting in shape. Thanks to the upcoming Healthy Weight [...]

January 15, 2014 Ashley Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Nutrition, Weight Loss & FItness, Women's Health Comments Off on Starting the New Year with a Personal Trainer

Thyroid Disease: The Catch-all

Thyroid Disease: The Catch-all

Almost 30 million Americans suffer from some type of thyroid disorder; however, about half remain undiagnosed, because they associate their vague symptoms with something else. By regulating the body’s metabolism, the thyroid plays a key role in keeping us energized and healthy. Unfortunately, when this important gland functions abnormally, serious problems can result. There are [...]

January 8, 2014 Ashley Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on Thyroid Disease: The Catch-all

“Movember” Brings Humor and Awareness to Men’s Health Issues

“Movember” Brings Humor and Awareness to Men’s Health Issues

For years, November was mostly characterized by turkey dinners and early Christmas shopping. These days, however, it’s taken on new meaning, thanks to a powerful movement aimed at supporting male health. Dubbed “Movember,” this month-long charity event asks men to don attention-grabbing mustaches to raise awareness about serious health issues that shorten lives. In doing [...]

November 11, 2013 Ashley Cancer screenings, Men's Health Comments Off on “Movember” Brings Humor and Awareness to Men’s Health Issues

High blood pressure med can mask hyperthyroidism

High blood pressure med can mask hyperthyroidism

If you’re on blood pressure medication—and having trouble sleeping at night, consider testing the tiny (but mighty) thyroid gland. When the thyroid is over active—a condition called hyperthyroidism—production of too much thyroid hormone “speeds up” the body causing rapid pulse, higher blood pressure, tremors, anxiety and nervousness. In older adults, symptoms of over-active thyroid are [...]

November 7, 2013 Susan Men's Health, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on High blood pressure med can mask hyperthyroidism

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?

A nutrition primer from Lifetime health advisors

A nutrition primer from Lifetime health advisors

A nutrition primer from Lifetime dietitians Sometimes the simplest lessons are the hardest to learn.  At Lifetime, dietitians teach simple rules of nutrition to help individuals learn (or relearn) how to properly fuel their bodies. Nutritional knowledge is critically important in maintaining health and vitality and enhancing longevity. Start with the basics:  The foundation of [...]

September 26, 2013 Susan Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Nutrition, Weight Loss & FItness, Women's Health Comments Off on A nutrition primer from Lifetime health advisors