How Can Food Sensitivity and Intolerance Effect Your Daily Life?

There’s nothing more frustrating than knowing something is wrong with your body and not being able to figure out what it is. You’ve gone to countless doctors, ran hundreds of dollars worth of tests, and with only some certainty, you’ve been put on multiple medications and only help some of the problems. Or maybe you’ve been given a diagnosis but don’t agree with it. Sound familiar? Continue reading “How Can Food Sensitivity and Intolerance Effect Your Daily Life?” »

3 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy at the Office

Spending eight-plus hours a day staring at a computer for five days every week really takes a toll on your body. Sitting at a desk keeps your body burning the minimum amount of calories it needs to function, your computer can give you eye strain and neck tension. Humans aren’t meant to stay stagnant so long, but in today’s computer-driven work setting, it is nearly impossible not to spend all day sitting. Take in the tips below to keep up a healthy lifestyle. Continue reading “3 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy at the Office” »

Lyme Disease: Symptoms & Tick Prevention

 

Summer begins this week, so it’s time to get the last of the tick information out. An issue that we have seen through the end of 2016 up to now is the mild winter and hot, humid spring. This is the weather that tends to lead to heightened tick populations during the summer.

Many of us may have forgotten about or don’t know very much about Lyme disease because who really gets it? If you’ve been having odd symptoms that specialists just can’t figure out or if you are going to or live in tick-dense areas, read on to make sure you don’t get Lyme disease this summer. Continue reading “Lyme Disease: Symptoms & Tick Prevention” »

Take Action: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Action & Awareness Month, which provides an excellent chance to look at STD rates in sexual assaults. 18 percent of women and 1.8 percent of men in the US are victims of rape every year. Along with learning about important statistics, knowing the psychological and physical ramifications and seeking aftercare are important. Continue reading “Take Action: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month” »

An Epidemic: Inside America’s Growing Opioid Crisis

Inside America's Opioid Crisis

In 2015, over 52,000 Americans died of drug overdoses (CDC). 33,000 were fatal and two-thirds were from opioids, both prescription painkillers, and heroin. The same year, for the first time ever, deaths from heroin alone surpassed gun homicides. This epidemic, like other drugs such as meth, is spread out; it affects big cities like Chicago and Baltimore just as it does small, rural Appalachia, New England, and parts of the Midwest.  Continue reading “An Epidemic: Inside America’s Growing Opioid Crisis” »

Kansas and Missouri: The Truth About Obesity Rates

 

Obesity puts around 78 million Americans at an increased risk for a range of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. According to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, almost one in every three adults in Kansas and Missouri is clinically obese. The wild rates of obesity across the nation are nothing new. Better Policies for a Healthier America notes that obesity rates nationwide have stabilized, however, the stable level is much too high. Continue reading “Kansas and Missouri: The Truth About Obesity Rates” »

September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month

 

Newborn screening in the United States began in the 1960s. In September, the newborn screening community rallies together around the principle that all babies deserve a healthy start.  Continue reading “September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month” »

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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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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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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