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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

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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?

Nuts are a super food that can lower cholesterol

Nuts are a super food that can lower cholesterol

Nuts are a super food—a small food that packs a big punch. Full of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, many health practitioners are “going nuts” over nuts. Eating nuts is a convenient way to add dietary protein and fiber to your diet. And antioxidants found in nuts are credited with cell protection properties that help fight [...]

August 30, 2012 Susan Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Nutrition, Women's Health Comments Off on Nuts are a super food that can lower cholesterol