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Hormonal Imbalance and the Influence on Your Body

Hormonal Imbalance and the Influence on Your Body

When people hear the word “hormones” they immediately think of women’s issues, but men are affected by hormones as well. Hormones are essential chemicals that influence every system and process in your body. Too much or too little can have a huge effect on how you feel and what happens inside your body. Hormones are [...]

April 15, 2014 Ashley Hormone Tests, Men's Health, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on Hormonal Imbalance and the Influence on Your Body

Medical Tests You Should Have In Your 30s

Medical Tests You Should Have In Your 30s

Most young adults are healthy, active, and unconcerned about health issues. Even if an occasional cold is your worst worry, a little preventative care now can result in much better health later. And the Affordable Healthcare Act requires many plans to cover routine testing at no cost to you. Here are a few basic tests [...]

April 7, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Men's Health, STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), Testosterone, Women's Health Comments Off on Medical Tests You Should Have In Your 30s

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

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

Women: How Does Your Family Affect Your Health?

Women: How Does Your Family Affect Your Health?

Family can have a profound affect on your health, in more than one way. When we think of family we usually think of family history. Every doctor asks those questions: Has anyone in your family had heart problems? Diabetes? Suffered from depression, allergies, skin disorders? Three or four pages of that and you’re wondering if [...]

January 29, 2014 Ashley Heart Disease, Women's Health Comments Off on Women: How Does Your Family Affect Your Health?

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

Way before the baby, test your folate

Way before the baby, test your folate

Folic acid is a B vitamin that the body needs to make new cells.  It’s critically important to women who are planning to get pregnant because folate or folic acid can help prevent birth defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly. Both of these defects occur very early in fetal development when development of the [...]

November 7, 2013 Susan Nutrition, Women's Health Comments Off on Way before the baby, test your folate

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