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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 […]
June 22, 2015

Think You’re Too Old for a Thyroid Problem? Think Again.

It is rather amazing that a gland as small as the thyroid (which is located in your neck and is shaped like a butterfly) can have […]
July 16, 2015

Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Is It the Right Treatment for You?

Male hypogonadism is a condition in which the testes are not producing enough testosterone. You have seen the commercials during sports broadcasts: “Do you suffer from […]
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 26, 2015

Hemoglobin A1c: The Diabetic’s “Gold Standard” for Testing Blood Sugar Levels

If you are diabetic, you know that it is important to maintain and test your blood sugar levels daily. But did you know that it’s also […]
September 9, 2015

Feeling tired? It could be a vitamin or mineral deficiency

With the busy lives people lead these days, it’s common for people to feel worn down. If you are burning the candle at both ends and […]
December 28, 2015

Why Am I Gaining Weight? Maybe It’s The Weather

In many parts of the country, hibernating animals are busily preparing for the winter, eating and eating and eating as they build up the energy stores […]
February 10, 2016

Diabetes and Eye Health

There is a strong connection between diabetes and your vision health. If you have pre-diabetes or diabetes it is important to get your blood glucose levels […]
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 […]
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