Category Archives: Lab Results/Biomarkers

These Tests Help You Understand Your Risk For Heart Disease

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Because June is National Men’s Health Month, we’re taking a moment to talk about the #1 Men’s Health issue, often described as a “silent killer”: Heart Disease.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in U.S. males, responsible for 24.4%, according to the CDC’s most recent listing (2015). Between 70% and 89% of sudden cardiac events that occur are in men. 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.

Security Update: WellnessFX Customers Not Affected

In a statement released by Quest Diagnostics, the company recently incurred a security incident in which the personal information of 11.9 million customers has potentially been compromised. While Quest Diagnostics system has been affected, we want to let you know that WellnessFX data and systems were not.

Here is what we know: 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.

3 Easy Tips to Sneak Magnesium into Your Day (and why it’s so important)

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We talk about Magnesium a lot – and for a good reason! Magnesium is an essential mineral in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps the body maintain normal heart rhythm, immune system, and muscle function.

One of the best way to know your Magnesium – and other mineral – levels is to take a blood test. It also helps to know the potential warning signs of Magnesium deficiency, including: 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.

Endometriosis and a Common Myth

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March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month, focused on bringing awareness to a disease which affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide and is the biggest cause of infertility in women.

What is Endometriosis?

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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.

5 Simple Steps to Reducing Sugar In Your Diet — and Why You Need To

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Sugar is heavily scrutinized, from documentaries like Fed Up to books like Eve Shaub’s “Year of No Sugar: A Memoir,” because of its link to many potential health problems. 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.

6 Small Things You Can Do to Kickstart Your Healthier Year

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A big lifestyle change can seem daunting, but taking small steps can make your goal both manageable and possible.

You don’t have to wait until January 1 to take action, you can start right now. 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.