Category Archives: Healthcare

Hate Blood Draws? 5 Tips for Making Your Next One a Better Experience

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credit: iStock photo

Blood draws are a likely and necessary procedure in many healthcare scenarios. Some of those include:

  • Preventative care:  Preventative care: An annual physical, workplace wellness screening, or ordering a test to try and optimize your health or reach peak athletic performance
  • Disease management: Monitoring a chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hyperthyroidism, or metabolic syndrome
  • Working to improve a health risk: Regularly testing markers of risk such as blood sugar, cholesterol, vitamin D, magnesium, and hs-CRP (inflammation)

Whether you are comfortable with blood draws or part of the 20% of the general population that has fear associated with needles and injections, here are tips from Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi, Medical Director at WellnessFX, to help make your next blood draw a better experience. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

4 Big Misunderstandings About Blood Testing

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, David_Jones

We are in the age of the consumerism of healthcare.

You are able to have an inside look at your body and how it functions at a level that simply wasn’t there before. Healthcare is transforming because of digital and mobile innovation. More people every day gaining access to health management tools, apps, devices and software that empower them to take control. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

WellnessFX and Petrichor Analytics Introduce Home Testing Kit – Advaned Blood Diagnostics, Hormone, Genetics and Microbiome

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credit: istockphoto_Manuel Faba Ortega

WellnessFX is excited to announce we’ve partnered with Petrichor Analytics to introduce Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Corporate Wellness: the Case Against Wearables for Employees, and the Importance of Behavior Change

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For employers interested in using metrics to decrease healthcare insurance costs and boosting employee productivity, the latest commentary might be interesting:

According to a panel of experts profiled in Forbes, a wearable device given to employees doesn’t create behavior change. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Want to Try Personalized Blood Testing? You’ll Need to Ask These 7 Questions First

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Neeta Lind

We’re in a new era of consumerization of healthcare. Personalized medicine and the quantified self movement have paved the way for many new apps, services, and gadgets that help the consumer take their health into their own hands and measure our bodies as they demand – whether it’s to monitor the effects of exercise and healthy living, optimize our performance, or to learn about potential risks of disease.

One trend that is getting increasing attention is personalized blood testing or the option to blood test without seeing a physician.

While there are so many options, pricing, and diagnostic packages available, how do you know which one is right for you?

We compiled a list of questions to help you. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

7 Ways WellnessFX is Different Than Your Average Healthcare Experience

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Maggie Osterberg

Diagnostic medicine is dramatic. Doctors are expected to be detectives and to solve health crises with extremely limited time and information. Yet we are conditioned to believe that a physical visit to our doctor is the only way to address our health.

WellnessFX challenges that belief. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.