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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?

Weight Loss, Fitness, and Lab Testing??

Weight Loss, Fitness, and Lab Testing??

  There’s so much more that impacts weight management beyond the food you eat and time spent in the gym. While a healthy diet is critical to long-term health and weight management, hormone imbalances, inflammation, insulin resistance and other metabolic dysfunctions can impact your ability to manage a healthy weight. HealthCheckUSA offers tests and panels [...]

September 24, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Exercise, Health Screens, Men's Health, Nutrition, Obesity and related diseases, Vitamins & Nutrition, Weight Loss & FItness, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on Weight Loss, Fitness, and Lab Testing??

Liver disease is not just for dipsomaniacs

Liver disease is not just for dipsomaniacs

Most people associate liver disease with a bleary-eyed, chronic alcoholic (a condition called dipsomania in the 19th century). But there’s another type of liver disease that has little to do with alcohol and more to do with overeating.  Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) describes the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who drink [...]

July 18, 2013 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Miscellaneous health topics, Obesity and related diseases, Weight Loss & FItness Comments Off on Liver disease is not just for dipsomaniacs

How Diabetes 2 Starts

How Diabetes 2 Starts

Obesity and diabetes 2 are kissing cousins. Type 2 diabetes occurs later in life or with obesity at any age. Insulin resistance precedes the development of type 2 diabetes, sometimes by years. Here’s how insulin works and what happens when cells can’t use insulin properly. The consequence of too many carbs, every day The most [...]

July 18, 2013 Susan Diabetes, Obesity and related diseases, Weight Loss & FItness Comments Off on How Diabetes 2 Starts

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?

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?

Is the paleodiet a triglycerides antidote?

Is the paleodiet a triglycerides antidote?

Recent nutritional research examines the earliest human diet, the Paleolithic diet or paleodiet, in search of answers to recent health crises such as obesity and diabetes. The paleodiet was full of variety and was sourced mainly by hunting and gathering.  Early humans consumed berries, fruits, plants, as well as small and large game. However, due [...]

August 30, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Heart Disease, Men's Health, Nutrition, Obesity and related diseases, Women's Health Comments Off on Is the paleodiet a triglycerides antidote?

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

Side-effects of daily statin meds

Side-effects of daily statin meds

Cholesterol-reducing medications called statins are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the world. In the U.S. alone, 21-million patients were prescribed statins to treat high cholesterol. [1] Statins are also used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (a condition in which the body does not use insulin normally [...]

August 14, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Obesity and related diseases Comments Off on Side-effects of daily statin meds