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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

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?

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

Blame modern life?

Blame modern life?

Heart disease is a modern epidemic. Before the industrial revolution—when people had to do almost everything by hand (and foot), manual labor and diets rich in protein and low in carbs, fats and salts, kept the bodies of our foremothers and forefathers fit and their heart muscle strong. Of course, there were other risks to [...]

February 7, 2013 Susan Diabetes, Heart Disease, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Miscellaneous health topics, Women's Health Comments Off on Blame modern life?

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 girl! If you don’t do it, it won’t get done

Hey girl! If you don’t do it, it won’t get done

Did you know that one lab test provides more than 50 health screens for women?  If you decide to do anything for yourself during the holidays, do this. Kick off the season with a lab test that provides 50 measures of health, including a complete blood count, cholesterol check, screens for diabetes, kidney and liver [...]

December 2, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Diabetes, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on Hey girl! If you don’t do it, it won’t get done