Inflammation

July 14, 2012

The ESR Blood Test – How it Helps with Diagnosing Many Diseases

An Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) blood test (also known as Westergreen Sedimentation Rate) is an important medical screening performed to detect inflammation in the body caused […]
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 30, 2012

What is CRP?

What is CRP? CRP is C-reactive protein, a protein found in the body that reacts to inflammatory response. Called a complement protein, CRP and other proteins […]
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 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. […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
August 22, 2013

CDC Recommends Hepatitis C Testing for Baby Boomers

The CDC made a recommendation that all baby boomers receive Hepatitis C testing*. In the US, it is estimated that 1-1.5% are living with hepatitis C […]
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 […]
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 17, 2015

Taking A Closer Look, Part 2: Commonly Ordered Blood Tests

As we highlighted last week, there are numerous blood tests that can aid your doctor in diagnosing and/or monitoring your unique health issue. Let’s take a […]
August 10, 2016

Fighting Inflammation with Food!

Body inflammation is caused when the body senses a stimuli such as an injury or infection. Prolonged inflammation can damage many things in the body like […]
October 7, 2016

Controlling Inflammation levels

Inflammation is the body’s reaction to infections and it occurs to protect your body and keep it healthy. There are two types of inflammation that may […]
December 20, 2016

Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Blood Test

When exposed to a pathogen, your body’s immune system creates antibodies in order to fight the infection. However, a specific kind of antibody, antinuclear antibodies, actually […]
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 […]
June 4, 2017

Sedimentation Rate

Sedimentation rate or erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a blood test offered to show the inflammation in your body. Inflammation is your body’s self-protecting response to […]
August 21, 2017

I have an Abnormal CBC, Now what?

A Complete Blood Count (CBC) checks your white blood cell count, red blood cell count, hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelet count, lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, and eosinophils. An abnormal […]
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 […]
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