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6 Things to Do As Soon As Your Blood Test Results Come Back

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Blood draws are inevitable in health care, whether it’s for preventative care, disease management or managing risk.

The good news is that more than ever before health is now in the hands of the consumer. This means you have more tools and technologies to help you be your best self. Knowledge is empowering!

We also know that receiving a bulk of information all at once – especially as digits in a stack of papers – can be overwhelming. Don’t get lost in the sea of numbers, symbols and values. Here is a short and simple guide to managing your blood test results when they come back. 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.

Is it Responsible to Give Consumers Access to Blood Testing?

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The personalized medicine and quantified self movements have created the opportunity to measure our bodies on-demand. Mobile apps, online platforms and direct-to-consumer services dive into various aspects of our health and well-being, such as: 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.

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

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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.

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.

The Dos (and One Don’t) of Dealing with Blood Test Results

When you get your blood tested with WellnessFX, it’s like getting your doctor to turn their clipboard around to face you so you can take a good look at your stats. For some people, this idea is intimidating. Some fear that when a person learns about their biomarkers, it only leads to fear and poor decision-making. But understanding comes from data and the tools we provide to interpret it. And that provides the confidence that people need to take control of their health and take effective action. 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.