Do You Know Your Family Health History?

Create a Family Medical History

Your family medical history should include as much information as you have access to, such as your siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, etc. on both sides. Some of the information you will want to know are as follows: Continue reading “Do You Know Your Family Health History?” »

Do You Know Your Cholesterol Numbers?

Keeping your cholesterol levels in the healthy range is a great way to keep your heart in shape, as well as lower your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke. However, first, you have to know your cholesterol numbers. The American Heart Association recommends all adults aged 20 or older have their cholesterol and other traditional risk factors checked every four to six years. Continue reading “Do You Know Your Cholesterol Numbers?” »

Early Cancer Detection Screening

A screening is an examination for cancer or conditions that may become cancer in people who have no symptoms. Screenings can help doctors find and treat several types of cancer early on. Early detection is extremely important because the abnormal tissue or cancer formed may be much easier to treat. When symptoms of the majority of cancers begin to form, it may have begun to spread and is harder to treat. Continue reading “Early Cancer Detection Screening” »

Women: Understanding Your Hormone Levels

Hormone imbalance is best understood by knowing how a normal menstrual cycle works. Hormones regulate the activity of cells and tissues in various organs. The balance of hormones produced by your body is essential to good health and well-being. Continue reading “Women: Understanding Your Hormone Levels” »

5 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol

By now, most people are aware that the “standard” American diet is unhealthy — full of trans fats, excessive salt, and lots of sugar. It’s no wonder why heart disease and stroke are the number one killers. Having high cholesterol increases your chances of heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. Below are five easy lifestyle changes that will strengthen your heart and could possibly keep you off cholesterol-lowering medications. Continue reading “5 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol” »

What DNA Reveals About You

Today we use DNA tests to tell us just about anything, It can help exonerate an innocent man sitting on death row, as well as help a woman determine the father of her child. Continue reading “What DNA Reveals About You” »

What’s Your Type? Blood Type, That is

Most people don’t know their blood type. You might need to know your blood type for medical reasons, in a case of emergency, to get an international visa, or just to know your body better. The following information is great for keeping you healthy on a regular basis, as well as so you know what to watch out for in the future. Continue reading “What’s Your Type? Blood Type, That is” »

5 Tips for Quick and Lasting Sunburn Relief

So you forgot to reapply (or apply at all) your sunscreen, you get up from the lounge chair, and you’re red as a freshly boiled lobster. Follow the steps below for quick and lasting sunburn relief tips. Continue reading “5 Tips for Quick and Lasting Sunburn Relief” »

5 Reasons to Wear Sunglasses More Often

According to a 2012 survey, about 90 percent of thought protecting their eyes is key to health. Most people wear sunglasses only to cut down on the sun’s glare and most of us misplace them half the time. Keep reading for more about why you should keep those shades on you. Continue reading “5 Reasons to Wear Sunglasses More Often” »

Immigration DNA Testing 101

Familial relationships can help foreigners become legal U.S. residents, DNA tests are an extremely valuable immigration tool.

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