cholesterol

September 8, 2012

Is the VAP Cholesterol Test Worth the Extra Costs?

What is VAP cholesterol? VAP cholesterol is a measurement of many levels of cholesterol and other fats, or lipids, present in the body. Vertical auto profile […]
November 1, 2012

Lower Your Risk of Pancreatitis

What is the Pancreas? The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the duodenum, the very first part of the small intestine. […]
January 17, 2013

High Cholesterol Test Results? Lower It.

If you have too much cholesterol in your blood, there is an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. The three main lifestyle changes you can […]
February 3, 2013

Control the Risk Factors of Heart Disease

February is National Heart Month and there will be many articles on how to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease. Note […]
February 9, 2013

Cholesterol Blood Test – NMR Lipo Test

So, you had your cholesterol tested recently and some or all of your values are out of the normal range. We always recommend discussing your lab […]
February 13, 2013

Keep Diabetes in Check – Beyond Diabetes Blood Tests

If you are pre-diabetic or diabetic, you are probably checking your blood glucose levels and watching your diet. Some have added an exercise routine and these […]
February 23, 2013

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate – in addition to the taste.

In a meta-analysis of 10 chocolate studies, researchers found that eating dark chocolate reduced LDL cholesterol by more than 6 mg/dL. This isn’t a big drop, […]
February 27, 2013

What is Your Lifetime Risk for Diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious and costly disease which has increased 40 percent in the last 10 years. Based on research from the Centers for Disease Control […]
March 5, 2013

Factors that Increase Mortality

According to The American Journal of Epidemiology (edition 173: 319-329) which cited a Harvard University study of 50,000 people, these factors increase the risk of early […]
March 11, 2013

Cholesterol Blood Tests – What are Your Numbers?

When you get a cholesterol test (Lipid Panel), the results show 5 numbers: 1. Total Cholesterol 2. Triglycerides 3. High Density Lipoprotein 4. Very Low Density […]
April 17, 2013

Heart Health: Coffee, Tea, Quinides & Catechins

A recent study, published in the American Heart Association Journal, Stroke, studied Japanese men and women and reported that both coffee and green tea can help […]
May 23, 2013

Online Blood Tests are Available – Should You Order?

If you want to take control of your health, save money and get answers quickly, know that you can order your own blood laboratory test via […]
September 6, 2013

Why Should I Get a Cholesterol Lipid Test?

One of the major causes of natural death in the United States is heart attack and it is believed that about half a million Americans succumb […]
June 22, 2015

Think You’re Too Old for a Thyroid Problem? Think Again.

It is rather amazing that a gland as small as the thyroid (which is located in your neck and is shaped like a butterfly) can have […]
August 9, 2015

Taking A Closer Look: Commonly Ordered Blood Tests

There are hundreds (if not thousands!) of reasons why your healthcare provider might order blood tests for you. Abnormal hormone levels, vitamin deficiencies, diseases, and more […]
February 24, 2016

Is Statin Use Worth the Risk?

If you have high cholesterol, chances are your physician has prescribed or suggested using a statin drug. Statin use is considered the most powerful medication currently […]
January 9, 2017

Foods that Help Boost Satiety

Maintaining a healthy weight is a struggle for many people because they let themselves get to the point to where they’re starving and just go on […]
January 18, 2017

Nutrients Combat Disease

Everyone knows certain foods are better for you than others but what many don’t know is that certain foods can actually be medicine to fend off […]
March 7, 2017

Four Cancer Myths

There are many misconceptions about what causes cancer. Having misconceptions and misinformation causes needless worries that can create anxiety and worry. Nowadays you hear information in […]
May 1, 2017

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Whenever people think of fats they automatically assume they’re not good for them, but that’s not always the case. There are well known healthy fats and […]
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