diabetes

August 4, 2012

Cataracts – Potential Causes

What is a Cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the lens, typically from a buildup of protein, that can impair vision. Almost half of all […]
September 30, 2012

Liver Function Blood Test – The Ultimate Filter Needs Testing!

The liver is a very important organ as its job is to filter all the blood in your body. It continually filters toxins, drugs, wastes generated […]
November 12, 2012

BMI and Heart Disease

It’s been proven that being overweight is a major risk factor for heart disease. A recent research study in Denmark studied the link between excess body […]
November 18, 2012

Type 2 Diabetes and White Rice Link

Many people are consuming white rice every day. Whether it be visiting Asian and Latino restaurants or adding it to home cooked meals, white rice use […]
January 26, 2013

High Blood Sugar Levels linked to Brain Shrinkage

According to an article in the December Wellsource Healthy Choices Newsletter, new research at the University of South Wales (Neurology 79 (1): 1019-1026 SEP 2012) shows […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
April 21, 2013

Diabetes, Blood Sugar and Glycemic Index

Your blood sugar has highs and lows throughout the day. Typically, blood sugar increases after meals but will drop lower later on. What you eat can […]
April 26, 2013

High Blood Pressure or Diabetes? – The Microalbumin Urine Test

A Microalbumin urine test is used to detect very small amounts of albumin in urine. Albumin is a blood protein and is used to detect early […]
May 13, 2013

Coffee: Health Hero or Villain? It all Depends

One of our great local coffee roasters, Sommo Coffees, provided this information to help de-mystify the coffee debate. What are we to believe? Current research has […]
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 […]
June 10, 2013

Magnesium Blood Test

Magnesium: Why do you need this mineral? Most of the magnesium in your body is found in the bone and only 1% of it is found […]
February 16, 2014

Blood Sugar & Dementia

  Adapted by Wellsource & Tufts University Study. Keeping your blood sugar levels under control is a proven practice to help prevent diabetes. A simple blood […]
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 […]
August 26, 2015

Hemoglobin A1c: The Diabetic’s “Gold Standard” for Testing Blood Sugar Levels

If you are diabetic, you know that it is important to maintain and test your blood sugar levels daily. But did you know that it’s also […]
February 10, 2016

Diabetes and Eye Health

There is a strong connection between diabetes and your vision health. If you have pre-diabetes or diabetes it is important to get your blood glucose levels […]
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