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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

Thyroid Disease: The Catch-all

Thyroid Disease: The Catch-all

Almost 30 million Americans suffer from some type of thyroid disorder; however, about half remain undiagnosed, because they associate their vague symptoms with something else. By regulating the body’s metabolism, the thyroid plays a key role in keeping us energized and healthy. Unfortunately, when this important gland functions abnormally, serious problems can result. There are [...]

January 8, 2014 Ashley Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on Thyroid Disease: The Catch-all

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?

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?

A fancy word for change: Metabolism

A fancy word for change: Metabolism

Many people think metabolism is a simple equation of food intake minus calories burned. Derived from the Greek word, “metabol,” meaning “to change,” metabolism is actually a blanket term describing thousands of  physical and chemical processes in the body that change one thing into another to build and repair cells, fight infection, maintain body temperature [...]

May 1, 2013 Susan Weight Loss & FItness Comments Off on A fancy word for change: Metabolism

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

If you’re moody or muddled—check your thyroid

If you’re moody or muddled—check your thyroid

In a 2011 New York Times article titled, For Some, Psychiatric Trouble May Start in Thyroid, Dr. Russell Joffe, a psychiatrist at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, said “The best descriptions of clinical depression were actually in textbooks on thyroid disease, not psychiatric textbooks.” That’s because the effects of an underactive thyroid gland [...]

December 2, 2012 Susan Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on If you’re moody or muddled—check your thyroid

In thyroid treatment, one size does not fit all

In thyroid treatment, one size does not fit all

Thyroid conditions are not simple to treat and much of the abundant information  (a keyword search on “hypothyroid” produces more than 2.5 million results) is contradictory. At the heart of the issue are two categories of thyroid hormone replacement drugs. The older form of treatment called “dessicated thyroid” is a preparation of dried and powdered [...]

September 27, 2012 Susan Thyroid Screens Comments Off on In thyroid treatment, one size does not fit all

Is it aging or under-active thyroid?

Is it aging or under-active thyroid?

Hypothyroidism or “underactive thyroid” is a condition that affects more women than men and tends to appear in middle age. The symptoms of under-active thyroid often come on slowly, seeming more a result of aging than a sign of disease. Fatigue and sluggishness, constipation and dry skin, pain or stiffness in the joints and muscles, [...]

September 27, 2012 Susan Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Is it aging or under-active thyroid?