Lab Collections vs. At-Home DNA Testing

With the over-the-counter availability of at-home DNA testing kits, many individuals may think they don’t need lab-based services. While it’s true that these cheap kits may provide answers to your questions, the accuracy of results, lack of legal admissibility, and quality of the test invalidates any initial cost savings.  Continue reading “Lab Collections vs. At-Home DNA Testing” »

In Women, Insulin Levels Reveal More Than Expected

A new study has revealed more about post-menopausal women’s breast cancer risk, and the findings may be a surprise to you.

Here’s what women should know.

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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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Take Holiday Stress Seriously & Fight it With These Tips!

Neverending shopping lists. Wrapping. Cookie baking. Cleaning houses for guests. Sending out the cards. Pulling out the tree.

Somehow, around the holidays, chores compile and overwhelm, dimming the merriest of spirits.

Holiday stress shouldn’t be taken lightly, as your mental health can take a serious toll around this time of year. Here are our tips for keeping holiday stress in check!

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‘Tis the Season for DNA Testing!

Though they are used frequently in legal proceedings, DNA tests aren’t just useful for law enforcement, attorneys, and government agencies. And paternity tests aren’t the only types people use for their personal purposes, either.

DNA testing is also an excellent way for people conducting ancestry research to learn more about their genetic background.

You can get a quick, painless DNA test at nationwide ARCpoint Labs any time of the year, but we think the holidays are a great time to kick start your genetic research.

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Why You Should Still Get Your Flu Shot

You may have seen some alarmist headlines over the past few days proclaiming that this year’s flu shot doesn’t work and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention are apologizing for its ineffectiveness.

However, we’re here with the facts about the CDC’s recent press release and what it really means.

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Prioritize Your Health This Winter

With the busiest of seasons upon us, it’s very easy for people to focus on immediate tasks — buy! wrap! decorate! clean! cook! — and let more important, long-term concerns — their health, in particular — fall to the wayside.

We’re sharing some easy ways that you can keep your health at the top of your to-do list during the holidays, and beyond.

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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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The Flu Can Do What?!

We’ve written about the importance of the flu vaccine before (several times, in fact), but with flu season almost here, it’s time for a refresher on what exactly influenza can do.

When we share facts about the flu shot, we notice one troubling response: sure, the flu shot might help me not get sick, but what’s the big deal? The flu isn’t that bad, is it?

The flu is much more than a mere nuisance. Here are some details about influenza that you might not know — and that prove how important the flu shot is!

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The Basics on Diabetes

November is known as a food-focused month due to the Thanksgiving feast that occurs in most homes on the fourth Thursday. But it has other ties to food as well.

November is also Diabetes Awareness Month, the perfect time for people to learn more about the metabolic diseases known as Diabetes mellitus.

We’re sharing the basic information you need to know about diabetes, including how you can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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