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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?

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

Sugar-free Drinks for Diabetics – Non-alcoholic and Alcoholic

Sugar-free Drinks for Diabetics – Non-alcoholic and Alcoholic

Diabetes complicates everything about your life, and choosing the right drinks is no exception. There’s some scientific controversy about artificial sweeteners…some studies suggest that artificially sweetened drinks significantly raise the risk of diabetes, which has implications about diabetics and things like diet sodas as well. So what can diabetics drink safely? Your best bet: Water [...]

April 24, 2014 Ashley Diabetes, Nutrition, Tests to detect and manage diabetes Comments Off on Sugar-free Drinks for Diabetics – Non-alcoholic and Alcoholic

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

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?

November is American Diabetes Month and it’s serious

November is American Diabetes Month and it’s serious

This month is dedicated to educating people about the scourge of diabetes in the United States.  Why? Because nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Seventy nine million Americans have prediabetes—and are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.[1]  It really is a scourge: diabetes is the fifth leading cause [...]

November 8, 2012 Susan Diabetes Comments Off on November is American Diabetes Month and it’s serious

How to prevent bone loss

How to prevent bone loss

Bone growth and loss is a natural, regenerative process called bone turnover.  During childhood, bone formation exceeds bone deterioration resulting in bone growth. However, around age 30, breakdown exceeds formation and normal bone loss occurs. By midlife, because of hormone changes, diet, and lifestyle, about half of all women and a quarter of all men [...]

October 3, 2012 Susan Bone health, Men's Health, Monthly Promotions, Vitamin D Deficiency, Women's Health Comments Off on How to prevent bone loss

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?

Obesity is a health hazard

Obesity is a health hazard

The trouble with obesity is that it leads to a myriad of health issues including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, type 2 diabetes, respiratory problems (such as sleep apnea), colon cancer, breast and endometrial cancer, gallbladder cancer, joint problems and pregnancy complications. [1] Someone with a BMI of 40% or more is [...]

August 14, 2012 Susan Obesity and related diseases Comments Off on Obesity is a health hazard