4 Essential Health Tests for Men Of All Ages

Men are leading longer, healthier lives. One of the things that makes this possible is routine screening for common health concerns. While some screenings may vary based upon individual health history, there are four medical tests every man should have. These are: thyroid, vitamin D, cholesterol and diabetes.  Continue reading “4 Essential Health Tests for Men Of All Ages” »

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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Easy Ways to Learn More About Your Family Health History & Genetic Background

You may have heard that October is Family History Month!

In addition to celebrating your family’s social heritage, this is a great time to learn even more about your genetic background. After all, your genes and family health history play a part in your propensity for several diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, colorectal cancer, high cholesterol, and prostate cancer.

Today, we’re sharing easy ways you can learn more about your family history and genetic background.

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Women: Be Aware of These Health Issues

September is a popular month for awareness campaigns, and many of them are related to female health.

In honor of Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month, Menopause Awareness Month, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month, ARCpoint Labs is covering the basics on these conditions.

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Do You Have Any Prostate Cancer Risk Factors?

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2014 alone the United States should see 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer and 29,480 deaths from the disease.

Although most men who have prostate cancer do not die from it, it’s still important to know prostate cancer risk factors so that you’re aware if you have a heightened risk of developing the disease. After all, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer found in men and the second leading cause of cancer death, with 1 in 7 men diagnosed and 1 in 36 dying of the disease.

Today, we’re examining the main prostate cancer risk factors you should monitor.

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