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The 4 Main Tests For Determining Heart Disease Risk

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Blood screening can be a vital way to gain some information about your individual risk for heart disease. Once you have the information, you can make educated, informed choices to reduce your risk factors, such as: Continue reading

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Take A Deeper Look—Two Biomarkers of Inflammation

inflammation_diagramWhen the immune system is working properly, inflammation plays a key role in the defending the body against infection and injury. It’s is the first line of defense against viruses and bacteria and works to prevent the invaders from further damage. But when inflammation persists without this type of threat, it becomes a drain on your system. Many of your body’s functions are affected by this overheating effect, and it has a particularly strong correlation with cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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3 Ways You Can Reduce Inflammation for Better Health

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When you’ve been injured or have an infection, your body will likely respond with an increase in C-reactive protein, also known as CRP. Let’s take a closer look at why.

Zooming into the blood on a microscopic level, when there’s injury or infection, or if there’s anything in your bloodstream that’s not supposed to be there, macrophages will show up in droves. Macrophages are specialized white blood cells that chase, chomp down, and destroy foreign substances, cancer cells, and infectious bacteria. (See a macrophage in action here—after giving chase, it finally engulfs the invaders at :19 This is a good thing. 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.