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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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
February 27, 2013

What is Your Lifetime Risk for Diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious and costly disease which has increased 40 percent in the last 10 years. Based on research from the Centers for Disease Control […]
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 […]
May 28, 2013

Diet and Prostate Cancer

Source: Well Source Newsletter Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. In the United States, an estimated 241,740 new cases of prostate cancer will […]
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