Can Health Insurance Save You Money?

Health insurance open enrollment season is upon us, which means you’re trying to decide the best health insurance option for your family.

There are definitely cases where health insurance is a necessity, such as if you’re pregnant, diabetic, or suffering from chronic conditions requiring extensive medication or treatments. However, if you’re a healthy adult wondering whether it’s worth the deduction, you might want to consider whether health insurance is right for you. A huge factor to consider is whether or not your insurance plan is actually saving you money.

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How Can Women Prevent Top Health Risks?

Too many women believe that many of the most common health risks are inevitable. The reality is that women have much more control over their well-being than they think they do.
When women understand their common health risks, they can be more proactive about managing their health and preventing the risks from taking over their lives.

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College Students: Read This Before You Go Back to School

As August progresses, many KC teens are getting ready to start college or return back to campuses across the country. There are many things to think about, such as class schedules, football games, and seeing friends. Whether you go to school in Kansas City or attend a distant school, it’s important to include health and safety on your school checklist.  Continue reading “College Students: Read This Before You Go Back to School” »

4 Signs of Common Vitamin Deficiencies

Most Americans are lucky to have access to enough food to keep them going.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that people are getting enough nutrients. The body cannot function at optimal levels when it doesn’t get enough vitamins. Worse, they may be more likely to develop a number of debilitating medical conditions.

Here are some common signs that you aren’t getting the right amount of vitamins in your diet.

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Do You Need an STD Test?

STDs are a topic that no one really likes to discuss. While STDs can run rampant among teenagers who haven’t had proper education about sexual health, they’re also very common among adults.  As a walk-in lab that offers comprehensive STD panels, Test Smartly Labs is often consulted by people who are trying to gauge their risk. So if you are trying to figure out if you’re “safe” or if you should get tested, here are some tips for you: Continue reading “Do You Need an STD Test?” »

Are You Concerned That You Bruise Too Easily?

Bruises don’t work the same as scars. Scars are permanent marks, often with an interesting backstory. Whether your scars came from a medical procedure or bad decision, there’s something about a scar that is vaguely cool – even if it did come from punching through a wall. However, when it comes to a bruises don’t have the same exciting meaning. For some reason, bruises cause more anxiety without being nearly as awesome as scars. Continue reading “Are You Concerned That You Bruise Too Easily?” »

Why Self-Directed Health Testing?

Many people will admit that regular wellness checks aren’t much of a priority in their lives. The busyness of daily life plus the high cost of healthcare has kept people from monitoring their health. Test Smartly Labs has a solution. We encourage you to pursue self-directed health testing at one of our Kansas City area facilities. Here are some reasons why pursuing clinical testing without a prescription is good for your wellness.

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How Your Business Can Benefit From On-Site Biometric Screening

Biometric screening is a great tool for corporate wellness programs. It helps companies narrow the focus of their program, and keeps employees informed about their health. Biometric screening can keep track of several health indicators like blood pressure, body composition, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels. When your employees know their numbers, they are more likely to implement new habits or even develop treatment plans with their physicians to prevent the development of serious medical problems. Test Smartly Labs provides biometric screening in our facilities, but there are arguments to be made for having these tests done at the office, too.

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Are You at Risk for the Top 10 Causes of Death in the US? 

The National Center for Health Statistics released data concerning the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. in 2016. Since then, the numbers have continued to climb. Avoid becoming a statistic by becoming aware of these causes and how you can fight them in your life.

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Invest in Your Workplace with Wellness Programs

 

It’s important as a business owner to invest in your workplace and the people who make your business successful. What’s the best way to get your employees excited about wellness programs and encourage them to participate? Continue reading “Invest in Your Workplace with Wellness Programs” »