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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 6, 2013

Blood Testing for Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

The blood test for Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) is usually ordered when total testosterone results are not consistent with a patient’s symptoms: decreased sex drive, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 6, 2013

Why Should I Get a Cholesterol Lipid Test?

One of the major causes of natural death in the United States is heart attack and it is believed that about half a million Americans succumb […]
September 11, 2013

Low Hormone Levels May Increase Pancreatic Cancer

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that a deficiency of a fat cell hormone known as adiponectin may heighten the risk of developing pancreatic […]
September 27, 2013

Blood Test for H-pylori

When Gabe Mirkin, MD was on the radio, he would recommend individuals get an H-pylori test if they had stomach issues. More than 90% of stomach […]
October 7, 2013

Cardiac C-Reactive Protein Blood LabTest

What is the Cardiac C-Reactive Protein Blood Lab Test The Cardiac C-Reactive Protein (CRP) blood test is used to measure the amount of CRP protein in […]
October 23, 2013

High Cholesterol

We sell thousands of laboratory blood tests and it is increasing typical to have results report individuals with high cholesterol. Approximately 100 million Americans have high […]
January 31, 2014

PSA Test Guidelines

In 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against using PSA testing as a means to screen men for prostate cancer. In response, the American […]
February 16, 2014

Blood Sugar & Dementia

  Adapted by Wellsource & Tufts University Study. Keeping your blood sugar levels under control is a proven practice to help prevent diabetes. A simple blood […]
July 21, 2014

Women and Testosterone

The medical journal Menopause shows that Androgel, a gel containing the male hormone, testosterone, improves well-being, mood, and sexual function in premenopausal women with low libido […]
July 25, 2014

Thyroid – What do all the components do?

TSH and T4 levels alone are unreliable markers of tissue thyroid levels. Many individuals who report symptoms associated with hypothyroidism have normal TSH and T4 levels. […]
September 25, 2014

Anemia – Low Iron

What is Anemia? Anemia is when your blood does not have enough hemoglobin or red blood cells. Hemoglobin is a main part of red blood cells […]
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