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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

Wellness Wednesday 4-16-14

Wellness Wednesday 4-16-14

Almost 30 million Americans suffer from some type of thyroid disorder: however, about half remain undiagnosed. Knowledge is power, once you know what’s wrong it can be treated. Get tested! Who should be tested? Strongly consider testing if you have a family history of thyroid problems, or have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, pituitary [...]

April 16, 2014 Ashley Thyroid Screens, Wellness Wednesday Comments Off on Wellness Wednesday 4-16-14

Wellness Wednesday 3-5-14

Wellness Wednesday 3-5-14

“Over 10 million Americans have Thyroid Disease. 8 million do not know about it.” Stop being a statistic, get tested and get treated. Be sure to find us on social media to get your weekly dose of Wellness Wednesday delivered to your news feed. [...]

March 5, 2014 Ashley Thyroid Screens, Wellness Wednesday Comments Off on Wellness Wednesday 3-5-14

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

High blood pressure med can mask hyperthyroidism

High blood pressure med can mask hyperthyroidism

If you’re on blood pressure medication—and having trouble sleeping at night, consider testing the tiny (but mighty) thyroid gland. When the thyroid is over active—a condition called hyperthyroidism—production of too much thyroid hormone “speeds up” the body causing rapid pulse, higher blood pressure, tremors, anxiety and nervousness. In older adults, symptoms of over-active thyroid are [...]

November 7, 2013 Susan Men's Health, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on High blood pressure med can mask hyperthyroidism

Should pregnant women get a thyroid test?

Should pregnant women get a thyroid test?

By INGFEI CHEN, New York Times (published April 14, 2009) When women think about pregnancy, the thyroid gland is seldom the first thing that leaps to mind. Nestled in the neck, the gland makes hormones that govern metabolism, helping to regulate body weight, heart rate and a host of other factors. But if the thyroid [...]

July 28, 2012 Susan Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on Should pregnant women get a thyroid test?

Stop the Thyroid Madness partners with HealthCheckUSA

Stop the Thyroid Madness partners with HealthCheckUSA

Stop the Thyroid Madness and HealthCheckUSA have partnered to develop and offer specific packages and lab testing options that will assist Stop the Thyroid Madness members in managing their condition and taking control of their health. With the guidance of Janie Bowthorpe, a leading thyroid activist, best-selling author and media personality, and the founder of [...]

July 21, 2009 Susan Stop the Thyroid Madness tests, Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Stop the Thyroid Madness partners with HealthCheckUSA

Is it inertia or thyroid disease?

Is it inertia or thyroid disease?

“Escape From Inertia” From Experience Life, May 2009 Most of us struggle at some point to overcome a stubborn resistance to exercising. Not sure what’s keeping you from exercising more regularly? Here’s a reason that may be lurking beneath the surface: Undiagnosed health issues. Hypothyroidism, a condition in which your thyroid doesn’t release enough metabolism-stimulating [...]

May 20, 2009 Susan Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Is it inertia or thyroid disease?

Thyroid test may be the first step in winning the weight battle

Thyroid test may be the first step in winning the weight battle

It’s the beginning of a new year, and Oprah Winfrey, like many others across the country, has made it a goal to lose weight this year. In a recent U.S. News and World Report article, Katherine Hobson talks about the nine lessons she picked up from Oprah’s “weight-battle defeat,” which the popular talk show host [...]

January 14, 2009 Susan Obesity and related diseases, Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Thyroid test may be the first step in winning the weight battle