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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

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?

Here’s three letters that scare the pants off men: PSA

Here’s three letters that scare the pants off men: PSA

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in the blood; when this protein is elevated, it’s a sign that something’s not right. In addition to prostate cancer, a number of non-cancerous conditions can cause a man’s PSA level to rise, including: [...]

June 14, 2013 Susan Cancer screenings, Men's Health Comments Off on Here’s three letters that scare the pants off men: PSA

Hey guys? Tough enough for a little blood test?

Hey guys? Tough enough for a little blood test?

Here’s a proverbial question: Why do men avoid health and wellness procedures? From an irregular mole to a large lump on the neck, almost everyone can tell a story about the guy that was too tough to check it out.  And in some cases that reluctance ended badly. Here’s a simple way to screen 50 [...]

June 14, 2013 Susan Men's Health Comments Off on Hey guys? Tough enough for a little blood test?

What to do if you’re low-T

What to do if you’re low-T

Okay fellas, it’s time to talk about change.  And we’ll make it quick.  Men’s hormones change over time, just like the ladies do.  As you age, normal levels of testosterone may drop—resulting in reductions in libido, sexual performance and muscle strength, and increases in body fat and moodiness. Look, nobody said aging was going to [...]

June 12, 2013 Susan Men's Health Comments Off on What to do if you’re low-T

Five steps toward wellness

Five steps toward wellness

1. Drink more water. Water increases energy and vitality, while helping to control hunger pangs. 2. Move your body. Fitness can utilize up to 30 times more blood sugar than rest and it is especially good for improving your mood. 3. Eat five small meals a day. Never skip breakfast. Eat five meals a day [...]

April 18, 2013 Susan Men's Health, Weight Loss & FItness, Women's Health Comments Off on Five steps toward 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

Building on your cholesterol check

Building on your cholesterol check

The American Heart Association recommends a fasting cholesterol test for adults over age 20 once every five years.  A simple test provides information about total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides. But did you know there is a range of cholesterol tests?  For example, an NMR lipoprofile uses nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to evaluate [...]

December 2, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Women's Health Comments Off on Building on your cholesterol check

Hey guys! Are you one of the 52 percent?

Hey guys! Are you one of the 52 percent?

If there are two things we know about men it’s that they dislike doctor visits and more than half don’t get enough exercise.  A third are considered obese and 31 percent have hypertension. Are you one of them? A simple blood and urine test, purchased online and fulfilled at a lab near you, can provide [...]

December 2, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Men's Health, Obesity and related diseases Comments Off on Hey guys! Are you one of the 52 percent?