Breast Cancer Basics: Risks for the Disease

As you’ve probably gathered from the proliferation of pink ribbons and the word spread on social media, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

It’s a great time to learn the basics on breast cancer, which includes knowing the risk factors for the disease.

We’re sharing what women should know to potentially reduce their likelihood of developing breast cancer.

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How Your Cholesterol Levels Impact Overall Health

To many people, cholesterol is just another number. Most don’t really stop to consider what the number means for their health.

Today, we are outlining some of the ways that cholesterol affects your health overall.

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Beyond Your Weight: Numbers That are Key to Your Health

When many people think about getting healthier, their mind instantly associates this with losing weight.

While it’s true that your weight does have a bearing on your health — obesity is linked to increased risk of heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes, for example — there are other numbers that reflect on your health, too.

Here are the most notable ones you should be aware of as you are making your way toward a healthier self.

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Sit Down Restaurants Can be Just as Bad as Fast Food

Think you’re cutting calories by avoiding fast food and eating a sit-down dinner? Not so fast.
According to recent research, people eat more salt and cholesterol in sit-down settings than fastfood restaurants.
While fast food is certainly not a healthy option, people should be careful not to assume sit-downs are much better.

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Recognizing National Men’s Health Week

It’s National Men’s Health Week! The goal of the week is to educate men and boys of all ages about preventing, detecting and treating various health problems. While you should always be aware of your body and pay close attention to what it’s telling you, be sure to take this week to assess your health risks, for the sake of yourself and your family.

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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

February is American Heart Health Month, an awareness designation we like to call attention to every year.

We’ve compiled a hearty (ha, ha!) list of resources on heart health, ranging from the basics on heart disease and prevention to how cholesterol relates to heart health.

In case you don’t have much time for browsing our articles, though, we’ve also made a list of 4 quick ways you can improve your heart health starting now. Your heart health is your choice — so follow our advice below!

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Learn the Basics on Congenital Heart Defects

Since Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love, it only makes sense that the week leading up to the day is Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week.

We’ve written extensively about heart disease in general — from the basics to prevention to heart healthy foods — but never more specifically about congenital heart defects. Since they are the most common form of birth defects, affecting 40,000 babies in the US annually, it’s important that people know about congenital heart defects.

Today, we’re providing basic information on congenital heart defects, including prevention.

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Know Your Numbers This New Year With Basic Lab Tests

Happy New Year from ARCpoint Labs!

2015 is officially upon us, and if you’ve made resolutions, you may be among the 1/3 of people who have made weight loss, fitness, or health a priority.

We encourage a healthy diet and exercise at ARCpoint Labs, but know that sometimes, making goals to “work out more” and “eat better” doesn’t work if you don’t have benchmarks to measure your success.

Here’s why you should use basic lab tests to know your numbers this new year — and which lab tests are necessary for your health resolutions!

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Give Thanks For Your Health

Around Thanksgiving, people take time to show appreciation for individuals who have touched their lives in some way. From close family members and friends to old teachers and civic leaders, people share their gratitude through words and gestures.

One thing people often forget to give thanks for in this time, though, is their own health. While your health may not be such an obvious thing to give thanks for this holiday, it is an ever-present, vital part of your life, and you should make sure you pay attention to your wellness not only this season, but throughout the year.

Today, we’re sharing the key ways to give thanks for your health.

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Can You Prevent Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease may not receive the attention that other illnesses do, but it’s an affliction faced by almost 5.2 million Americans every year, and the number is only expected to rise as baby boomers grow older. Experts estimate that the number of adults 65+ with Alzheimer’s may triple by 2050 unless more effective medical treatments, cures, or preventative measures are discovered.

This Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, ARCpoint Labs is sharing all about Alzheimer’s — including how you can lower your chances of developing the disease.

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