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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) […]
July 21, 2012

Vitamin D Testing. Is it Necessary?

It’s well documented that vitamin D is critical in bone remodeling but is also plays a key role in maintaining other aspects of overall health. Recent […]
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 20, 2012

Excess Weight Appears to Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and loss of function in the joints. The immune system mistakenly starts attacking healthy […]
August 28, 2012

Vitamin D and Calcium for Bone Health

Most of our bone mass is acquired during childhood and adolescence and is completely done forming by the age of 18. It is very important to […]
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 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 […]
October 9, 2012

Vitamin B12 and Folate Blood Tests

What is Vitamin B12 and Folate? Vitamin B12 is a nutrient from food we eat that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy. It […]
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 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 15, 2012

Osteoporosis in Men

Women take the headlines when addressing age related bone loss, but men are subject to the threat of bone loss as well. It is estimated that […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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, […]
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