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Five people, five reasons to get blood tests online

Five people, five reasons to get blood tests online

DeGee Johnson wants to save time and avoid the costs of a visit to the doctor and the lab. Marlene Ortloff is trying to save money because she lost her job and health insurance and now pays for blood tests out of pocket. Polly Dehnert was tired of trying to convince her doctor to order [...]

July 27, 2009 Susan Choosing Online Blood Tests Comments Off

Hemochromatosis is the “iron storage” disease

Hemochromatosis is the “iron storage” disease

The American Hemochromatosis Society’s “National Hemochromatosis Genetic Testing and Awareness Month” is July 2012. Hereditary hemochromatosis is an inherited condition also known as iron overload or iron storage disease. Iron is a mineral found in many foods. When it is not processed properly inside the body, it becomes toxic, poisoning organs and causing organ failure–especially [...]

May 27, 2009 Susan Hereditary Diseases Comments Off