Heart Health

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 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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
July 30, 2015

Could you have a bleeding disorder and not know it?

When most people get hurt, their body creates a blood clot at the site of the injury to stop the bleeding. In order for the blood […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 15, 2017

What is Glycemic Index?

Glycemic index(GI) is a scale from 0 to 100 that ranks carbs on how they will affect your glucose levels. Similarly, glycemic load(GL) tells you how […]
September 8, 2017

Blood Pressure – Watch your Numbers

Blood pressure is self explanatory: it is the pressure of the blood in the circulatory system.Your blood pressure is recorded as two numbers: Systolic blood pressure […]
October 4, 2017

What is a Creatinine Kinase Blood Test?

Creatinine Kinase, often referred to as CK or CPK, is a type of protein required by the muscle cells in your body in order to function. […]
February 5, 2018

Cholesterol-HDL Explained

High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is often referred to as the “good” cholesterol because it essentially removes the harmful cholesterol (LDL) from where it shouldn’t be, thus […]
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