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Healthy Foods to AVOID…?!

Healthy Foods to AVOID…?!

Stay in control by understanding what you’re putting into your body. We have all heard the saying ‘Knowledge is Power.’ Regular exercise and portion size is important, but how does your body react to the foods you eat? What should you avoid or be aware of? Foods that contain large amounts of sodium, cholesterol and [...]

August 17, 2015 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Nutrition, Women's Health Comments Off on Healthy Foods to AVOID…?!

November Already?!

November Already?!

Wow, this year has flown by! The holidays are already upon us, and you know what that means… Holiday Sales! HealthCheckUSA wants you to be the first to know about our upcoming deals and offerings, but you have to sign up to be on our emailing list. We only send out need-to-know information about our [...]

November 5, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Health Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Nutrition, Thyroid Screens, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on November Already?!

Featured Test: the Women’s Basic Profile

Featured Test: the Women’s Basic Profile

  In honor of the month of October being dedicated to Breast Cancer awareness and Women’s Health, in general, we thought we’d put the spotlight on one of HealthCheckUSA’s most comprehensive and cost-effective lab tests for women: the Women’s Basic Profile (conveniently on sale this month for 10% off!). What does it include? The better [...]

October 22, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Diabetes, Health Screens, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Hormone Tests, Tests to detect and manage diabetes, Thyroid Screens, Weight Loss & FItness, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on Featured Test: the Women’s Basic Profile

Vitamin D. What’s your status?

Vitamin D. What’s your status?

Why is a Vitamin D test important? With temperatures starting to drop, you may find yourself outdoors less, and did you know the most efficient way our body synthesizes Vitamin D is done using sunlight? While fortified milk, cereal and certain types of fish can provide limited amounts of Vitamin D in the diet, the [...]

October 1, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Bone health, Cholesterol Screens, Exercise, Health Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Hormone Tests, Men's Health, Nutrition, Tests to detect and manage diabetes, Vitamin D Deficiency, Vitamins & Nutrition, Weight Loss & FItness, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on Vitamin D. What’s your status?

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

Surviving Holiday Parties: Watching Your Cholesterol and Your Weight

Surviving Holiday Parties: Watching Your Cholesterol and Your Weight

Photo Credit:  Peter Kaminski with creative commons license The holidays are all about celebrations; family and friends getting together to eat, drink, and be merry. While all this social interaction is wonderful, tantalizing arrays of holiday foods can derail the diet of even the most disciplined. To fight the temptation and keep your healthy diet [...]

December 23, 2013 Ashley Cholesterol Screens, Nutrition, Weight Loss & FItness Comments Off on Surviving Holiday Parties: Watching Your Cholesterol and Your Weight

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?

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? 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?

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