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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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Statins for Everybody? A Closer Look at the New Statin Guidelines.

spilled_pillsIf you’ve been following the news, it’s likely that you’ve seen the controversy raging about the new statin guidelines for cardiovascular health, risk, and treatment.

In short, the new guidelines have changed dramatically, moving away from using LDL as the key measure of CV health, and instead focusing on age, lifestyle, race, and other factors to determine who is most at risk. What’s alarming to many is that the new recommendations make millions more people eligible for long-term preventive treatment with statins. 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 Your Biological Age Higher than You Think?

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As a longtime triathlete interested in maintaining her performance, 58-year-old Nicole decided to take a close look at her health. Her standard blood tests showed few problems, but she wanted to dig deeper for signs that might not be physically apparent, so she ordered the blood tests that examine longevity—a collection of biomarkers specifically geared toward revealing biological age. For comparison, she also ordered a second test for her younger training partner, Megan. 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.

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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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.