Items tagged health testing

After Theranos, Can We Continue to Trust Lab Tests?

For those that have not been keeping up with the Theranos saga, here is a summary. Prior to the last year, a diagnostics company based in Northern California quietly grew to a value of nine billion dollars on one major premise: they could perform most common blood tests with a fraction of the blood of usual tests, and therefore could obtain this blood much more simply than a traditional drawing of a blood sample. Because of simpler collection, volumes, and...

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Much of Your Health is Elementary!

We live longer than we ever have in history, but that does not necessarily mean that everything in our lives is healthier. We know the fact that we eat more, move less, process our foods, and get less Vitamin D than our ancestors is not good for our health. We also know though that while technology and other advances have offered us many benefits, they have also created potential harms. We are reasonably more concerned than ever about dangers in...

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New Research On Food --- Don’t Over-react!

We all know certain foods can make us feel a certain way. Some of these foods have a similar effect on most people--whether turkey making us sleepy or beans causing flatulence. Some foods are well known to cause certain effects in some people, such as certain wines, cheeses, and chocolates can create headaches in those sensitive to those foods. Finally, we might recognize certain foods to affect ourselves in a fairly unique way. With so many foods out there, and...

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