Archives for February 2014

New Research Shows That Mammograms May Not Be as Crucial As You Think

Women above the age of 50 have long been told that getting a mammogram every 2 years was a necessity. In the United States, it seems like women take heed — health professionals conduct 37 million mammograms on an annual basis, with 3/4 of women 40+ receiving a mammogram in the past year. Preventative screenings like these were thought to be key to catching cancer and helping women pursue treatment before the disease progressed too far.

Yet a recently-released study now has researchers questioning the value of mammograms. Here are the insights that this 25-year study revealed — and what they mean for women’s health.

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Federal Rule Now Grants Patients Quicker Access to Lab Results. What Does This Mean For Your Health?

At ARCpoint Labs, our goal is to get you the answers you seek by providing quick, confidential walk-in testing for individuals and employers.We pride ourselves on our timely, reliable services.

A new federal rule that was recently announced has made it even easier for our nationwide locations to provide results. As the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Monday, February 3, 2014, patients are now allowed direct access to their lab results without a health care professional go-between.

What’s the reasoning behind this new lab report law, and how will it impact your health? We have the details below.

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Heart Disease 101: What it Is & How to Prevent It

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only reason that we associate February with the heart. It’s also American Heart month, which means it’s the perfect time to educate yourself and your loved ones on heart disease.

You’ve probably heard of heart disease before, but do you really know what it entails, what the risk factors are, and how you can work to prevent heart disease? Here are the health basics on heart disease.

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Gauge Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes With Prediabetes Testing

In last week’s post, we outlined the links between prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. This week, we are looking at the preventative steps you can take to lower your risk of contracting Type 2 diabetes, which includes prediabetes testing.

What exactly is prediabetes testing, how does it work, and why should you do it, anyway? Here are the details.

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