Stop Before You Bite Into That Candy Bar! Do You Know if You Have Food Allergies?

Halloween is only a few days away, and though the holiday is often enjoyed most by kids, adults are known to partake, too! From costumes to Halloween gatherings at work or with family and friends, the temptation of treats will be everywhere — but did you know there’s more at stake than your waistline when you indulge?

Not only is Halloween candy generally bad for your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, and more, it can also pose a very serious health risk if you unknowingly have food allergies!

ARCpoint Labs is sharing the major food allergies to watch for this Halloween.

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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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The Importance of Immunization for Expectant Mothers, Parents, & Caregivers

October is an important day for expectant parents and their babies. Two important designations, the Campaign for Healthier Babies Month and Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, make this the time to educate yourself on how you can help ensure that your baby leads a happy, healthy life.

Though many infant deaths are altogether impossible to prevent, parents and caregivers can do their part when it comes to getting themselves, immediate family members, and any caregivers immunized.

We’re exploring why immunization, including the flu shot, is so important for parents and caregivers.

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Where to Start After an HIV Positive Diagnosis

While most people recognize the importance of regular HIV testing, it’s likely that many never consider what to do when the worst occurs and an HIV positive diagnosis is given.

As with other potentially fatal diseases, when someone learns they are HIV positive, they can often experience shock, disbelief, grief, fear, anger, or a combination of all these emotions.

However difficult it may be, the days after your HIV positive diagnosis should not be stalled by inaction. You need to move forward and give yourself the best foundation for living with your disease.

Read on to learn what to do after you learn you are HIV positive.

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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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Learn the Basics on Cholesterol

September is officially Cholesterol Education Month.

In honor of this designation, ARCpoint Labs is sharing the basics on cholesterol, including the difference between LDL and HDL cholesterol and what you can do to lower your cholesterol levels to a healthy range.

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How DNA Testing Can Help You Learn Your Family Heritage

Just a few years ago, doing research on your family heritage might mean lead you to an old graveyard or the dark stacks of a library to get answers about your family’s origins. Today, however, DNA testing can give clearer information than any tombstone or old newspapers.

Today, ARCpoint Labs helps celebrate August as National Heritage Month by examining how DNA testing can shed light on your family heritage.

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What You Need To Know About The Blood Disease Hemochromotosis

Over one million Americans suffer from hemochromotosis, and many do not learn that they are suffering from this blood disease until it has already caused them significant organ damage.

Today, ARCpoint Labs will explore the basics about this dangerous blood disease. We’ll also take a look at some ways that you can protect youself.

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Top Ways to Protect Yourself From UV Exposure on Vacation

As we head deeper into July and further into vacation season, are you armed with all of the information you need about how to stay healthy when you travel?

A summer sunburn is almost a rite of passage for many vacationers. Lounging on the beach in a bathing suit drinking margaritas is, for many people, what a vacation is all about.

While spending all day on the beach may be fun, it dramatically increases your risk for UV exposure and the dangers associated with it, including skin aging and, worse, skin cancer.

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Staying Safe and Healthy this Fourth of July

The long Fourth of July weekend is almost here! Many people are planning parties with friends and family. While a summer weekend full of fireworks, picnics, and swimming sounds ideal, there can be major safety drawbacks.

Today, let’s look at ways you can keep yourself and your family safe over the long holiday weekend.

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