Health & Wellness

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 18, 2012

Self Ordering Lab Tests: Will I Be Able to Read My Own Lab Results?

People are ordering their own lab tests and it is increasingly popular with those that: Have high deductible insurance policies Are uninsured Want confidentiality so it […]
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 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 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 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 […]
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 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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