You know the filter in your furnace only lasts three months before it gets clogged with cat hair, and you're diligent about getting the oil in your car changed every 3,000 miles. But do you pay attention to all the recommended tune-ups and mainte... Read more
When you give blood, you give a priceless and precious gift. According to the American Red Cross, someone needs blood in the United States every two seconds, and a single car accident victim can require up to 100 pints. Each donation can help sa... Read more
Spending a good 60 minutes on the treadmill is a surefire way to make you feel accomplished. After completing the machine's fat-burning workout, you feel great and quite proud of yourself as you stare at the number flashing on the screen: 752 cal... Read more
It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
In regards to my miscarraige post: blood test being retested tomorrow and have an appt with the ob Friday morning...I refuse to believe it's over until it's over...no bleeding or symptoms of m/c....It's in Gods Hands. For now, all is well :)... Read more
Pregnancy tests arent darkening...first hcg levels were 23 (low but still considered pregnant according to nurse, I'm 2-3wks along?, really early she said) second hcg level was 25:( doesn't look good, hoping otherwise though... Read more
Publix Pharmacy offers FREE diabetes screenings in partnership with CholestCheck, a health screening services company. Sign up for free diabetes newsletter and see optional screening tests (such as cholesterol and thyroid tests) are available for pur... Read more
It was my 50th birthday birthday present from my physician, the pink order slip that sent me scheduling my first colonoscopy. I understood the need of regular colorectal screening, it is one of the most powerful weapons against colorectal cancer. Ex... Read more
With health care cost rising at an alarming rate, having a list of common screening tests to ask your health care provider about may help keep you on the path of healthy living. While many of these tests are not diagnostic in nature, they do allow yo... Read more
Being healthy is about far more than the number on your scale. Just because you lost weight and look fabulous does not guarantee you're healthy on the inside. As a physician, I have seen many people who are thin and look healthy, but are ac... Read more
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