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July 3, 2012

Can I Order My Own Lab Tests?

Yes! With the exception of a few states, consumers can order their own lab tests. This process is sometimes referred to as Direct Access Testing (DAT) […]
August 3, 2012

PSA Testing – The Value of Testing for PSA in Men

What is Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)? PSA is a substance produced by the prostate and released into a man’s blood. Healthy men usually have low amounts […]
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 11, 2012

Blood Test : Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

A comprehensive metabolic blood panel is a blood test that evaluates the level of glucose in the blood. It also measures the balance of electrolytes and […]
September 24, 2012

Diabetes Lab Tests: Order These Important Tests

If you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, it is very important to monitor your blood sugar levels. Below are a list of tests that are recommended for […]
September 27, 2012

Hypothyroidism : Get a Thyroid Hormone Test

What is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a small shaped gland that is located in the neck near the Adam’s apple. The gland has several functions […]
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. […]
November 5, 2012

Urinary Tract Infections – Use Urinalysis Testing to Confirm UTI

It’s hard to believe that almost 1.5 million people per year have to be hospitalized for a urinary tract infection (UTI). Women are the most susceptible […]
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 […]
November 27, 2012

Generic vs. Brand Name Drugs

The use of prescription medicine has increased over the years. Also increasing are the use of generic drugs versus their brand name counterparts. In fact, nearly […]
December 3, 2012

Thyroid Testing – Thyroid Antibodies Test

Why Do I Need a Thyroid Antibody Test? Over 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. The thyroid gland can produce too much hormone, […]
December 7, 2012

Gluten Sensitivity vs. Celiac

There’s a lot of media attention regarding gluten free diets. There has been an increase in the interest in gluten free diets: new books, new foods, […]
December 21, 2012

Oral Hygiene, Inflammation and CRP tests

I have read many medical articles, including clinical studies, that show correlations between the mouth and body – poor oral hygiene can lead to numerous health […]
January 2, 2013

Should I Get a CA-125 Blood Test?

What is the CA-125 Blood Test? Typically, the CA-125 test is used to monitor women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. If the CA-125 levels […]
January 9, 2013

Low Testosterone Levels – Hormone Replacement Therapy?

The most common reason men seek testosterone therapy is waning sexual desire or performance. However, when tested, more than 25% of the men had normal testosterone […]
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 […]
January 21, 2013

Carotenoids May Reduce Cancer Risk

A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, suggests that women with higher carotenoid levels in their blood have a reduced risk […]
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 […]
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