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?” »

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” »

Monitor Your Health With Cholesterol Testing

Your cholesterol impacts your health in so many ways. High cholesterol can contribute to medical problems like diabetes, stroke, and heart disease, which is why monitoring your levels with cholesterol testing is so important for your health.  Continue reading “Monitor Your Health With Cholesterol Testing” »

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cholesterol

With September being Cholesterol Education Month, this is a good time to learn about this heart disease risk factor. You already know that it’s important to have your doctor check your numbers, but your cholesterol education needs to go further. Use Cholesterol Education Month as your opportunity to discover new information. Continue reading “5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cholesterol” »

Craving a Change? Try These Foods to Boost Male Health 

Did you know that there are foods that boost male health? You read that right. Some foods specifically help men feel strong and healthy. If you’re missing these items from your diet that could very well be the reason why you feel tired all the time. Certain vitamins and nutrients benefit your body making you operate optimally.

Your physical and mental well-being remains in the balance. It’s up to you to choose foods that boost male health. Here are some suggestions that do the body good.

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American Heart Month: Taking Care of Your Heart Health

February is designated American Heart Month, the perfect time for individuals to begin prioritizing their heart health.

We’ve written extensively about how you can easily monitor and improve your heart health, what heart disease is, and how you can prevent it.

Today, we’re exploring how basic lab tests can help you monitor your heart health.

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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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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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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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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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