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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4 Ways to Change Daily Habits That Hurt Your Health

Taking the elevator and not the stairs. A morning cup of coffee doctored with cream and sugar. Staying up late to watch that TV episode you missed.

Certain choices you make each day might not seem like a big deal, but they can add up and end up affecting your health.

Here are 4 ways to change your daily habits and improve your overall health.

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Myths About Clinical Testing

A lot of people have ideas that just aren’t correct about clinical testing. And this means that a lot of people are missing out on the major health benefits you can get from taking advantage of your local ARCpoint Labs facility. So today, let’s get the facts about clinical testing services.

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Men: How to Monitor Your Health

For many men, thoughts about wellness only arise when symptoms and problems appear and necessitate a trip to the doctor. Unfortunately, by that point some health issues have progressed further than they should have, leading to more lasting damage.

With Men’s Health Week winding down soon, we’re sharing some ways that men can monitor their own health on a regular basis.

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The Importance of Physical Fitness for Adults 65+

May is an important month for senior citizens’ health. There are many awareness designations celebrated this month that apply to seniors, including:

  • Older Americans Month
  • Senior Citizens Month
  • Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • Osteoporosis Prevention Month
  • Stroke Awareness Month

In honor of all of these special designations, we’re sharing why it’s important that adults 65+ stay active.

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Does Getting Better Sleep Help With Weight Loss?

The #1 health struggle for many Americans — as well as the #1 New Year’s resolution — is weight loss.

While many people focus on diet and exercise as a means to cut down the pounds, there are other lifestyle adjustments you can make to aid your weight loss efforts. One such way to achieve weight loss while improving your overall health? Try getting a good night’s sleep.

What does sleep have to do with weight loss? Read more about the connection below.

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The Basics on Colorectal Cancer

Although colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, it’s a disease that receives less attention than it should. That’s why President Bill Clinton established March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in 2000.

Who is at greatest risk for colorectal cancer, and how can you best protect yourself against the disease? In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we’re sharing the basics on colorectal cancer.

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Federal Rule Now Grants Patients Quicker Access to Lab Results. What Does This Mean For Your Health?

At ARCpoint Labs, our goal is to get you the answers you seek by providing quick, confidential walk-in testing for individuals and employers.We pride ourselves on our timely, reliable services.

A new federal rule that was recently announced has made it even easier for our nationwide locations to provide results. As the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Monday, February 3, 2014, patients are now allowed direct access to their lab results without a health care professional go-between.

What’s the reasoning behind this new lab report law, and how will it impact your health? We have the details below.

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