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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?!

Weight Loss, Fitness, and Lab Testing??

Weight Loss, Fitness, and Lab Testing??

  There’s so much more that impacts weight management beyond the food you eat and time spent in the gym. While a healthy diet is critical to long-term health and weight management, hormone imbalances, inflammation, insulin resistance and other metabolic dysfunctions can impact your ability to manage a healthy weight. HealthCheckUSA offers tests and panels [...]

September 24, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Exercise, Health Screens, Men's Health, Nutrition, Obesity and related diseases, Vitamins & Nutrition, Weight Loss & FItness, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on Weight Loss, Fitness, and Lab Testing??

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Heart attacks can have all the drama of a made-for-TV-movie, but they aren’t always that obvious. Most heart attacks start with mild pain, and people often don’t understand what’s happening at first. Here are some of the signs: Chest discomfort that lasts more than a few minutes or happens more than once. You may feel [...]

June 30, 2014 Ashley Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health Comments Off on Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

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?

Live long—like a Mediterranean

Live long—like a Mediterranean

Did you know people from Mediterranean countries—such as Spain, Greece, Italy and Croatia—have less heart disease, cancer and obesity?  Do you know why? Diet and exercise. The Mediterranean diet originates from foods found in the area bordering the Mediterranean Sea — primarily fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil, whole grains, and fish. The health effects [...]

March 1, 2013 Susan Heart Health & Cholesterol, Nutrition Comments Off on Live long—like a Mediterranean

A million fewer heart attacks and strokes

A million fewer heart attacks and strokes

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has joined seeks to empower Americans to make healthy choices with Million Hearts™  to offer three online tools to calculate heart attack risk, track and manage heart health, and a tool that shows you what you’re doing right to protect your heart health—and where there’s room for change. Million Hearts™ [...]

February 7, 2013 Susan Health Screens, Heart Disease, Heart Health & Cholesterol Comments Off on A million fewer heart attacks and strokes

Quick facts about women and heart disease

Quick facts about women and heart disease

Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a “man’s disease,” it is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States, and women account for nearly 50 percent of heart disease deaths. Read these quick facts on women and heart disease: In 2007, heart disease was the cause of [...]

February 1, 2012 Susan Heart Disease Comments Off on Quick facts about women and heart disease