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Healthy Fats You Should Be Eating

Fat = bad. Sounds simple, right? We've been led to believe all our lives that fat is harmful to our health which is why brands in the food industry have produced plenty of processed foods claiming to be "low in fat!" for years. However, not all fats are the same. For example, trans fats—often listed as “partially hydrogenated oils” on labels—have a bad reputation for good reason. Created using an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils...

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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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Why We Started EverlyWell: Redesigning Health Testing

Think about the last time you had a diagnostic test: sitting in a waiting room, seeing a doctor, waiting in another waiting room, getting your blood drawn, and then receiving a list of numbers – and little else. I had a similar story of my own, spanning several months and thousands of dollars. After multiple specialist visits and blood draws, I ended up with a 15-page, black-and-white packet with little information. I spent days on WebMD and Google looking at every...

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