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Wellness

What Can We Do to Prevent Stroke?

I wasn’t a traditional fan of the show.  Growing up, we didn’t even have FOX as part of our TV offerings in New England, ND.  When FOX became available to us, it wasn’t until the mid to late 90’s. That’s when the zip code 90210 became relevant in my life…. Read More

Word from the CEO: Know Your LDL Levels

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women? 1 in 4 Americans die from heart disease each year. What if my cholesterol is normal? Routine cholesterol levels are commonly used to estimate the number of lipoprotein particles (bad cholesterol particles). Your routine… Read More

Don’t Just Guess!

For many of us, including myself, the new year brings renewed focus to exercise more, eat a healthier diet and get more sleep. How do you know if all that hard work is paying off? Up until now, the bathroom scale has been a way to measure if all that… Read More

Exercise and Inflammation: What You Need to Know

Inflammation has been a hot button topic in the health/wellness/fitness world lately, and I’ve had questions about it both professionally and personally. Inflammation to me is a broad term that can be both okay and problematic. I wanted to touch on when exercise caused inflammation is okay and is part… Read More

Are Sugar Substitutes OK?

Artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes are found in many foods and beverages marketed as “sugar-free” or “diet.” But what exactly are all these sweeteners and how do they affect your body? The truth is, zero-calorie sweeteners aren’t the best choice. They are processed, synthetic, and contain fillers. Additionally, they… Read More

Celebrate Breast Cancer to Bikini!

In April 2018, 12 courageous women dawned their bikini’s, ready to enter another life changing event. All are breast cancer survivors who displayed their courage and their scars as they started the 3rd annual 6-month Breast Cancer to Bikini (B2B) Challenge. Heather Reimer, a breast cancer survivor and founder of… Read More

How Sleep Apnea Can Lead to Heart Disease & Stroke

What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea occurs when you stop breathing for 5-30 times per hour or more. It prevents restful sleep. It is associated with high blood pressure, arrhythmia and heart failure. Isn’t Sleep Apnea a disease of overweight people? There are two major types of sleep apnea: Obstructive… Read More

Podcast: Your Blood Work and You – with Robb Wolf & Dr. William Cromwell

Your Blood Work and You — William Cromwell, MD, Discipline Director, Cardiovascular Disease at LabCorp is an expert in the world of individualized healthcare and interpreting your blood work. In this 1-hour interview, Robb Wolf discuss the ins and outs of what to look for in your blood work and… Read More

Summer Adventures: Let’s Go Outside

July is my favorite month because Independence Day has always been my favorite holiday. Growing up in North Dakota you can imagine why I like summer more than winter. Someone asked me the other day, “In your business, do you see a drop-off in exercise frequency in the summer?” The… Read More

Word from the CEO- Cholesterol, Blood Sugar, Insulin Resistance, DM2: Why Advanced Cholesterol Testing Could Save Your Life

“But my Cholesterol is Normal!” Routine Cholesterol levels are commonly used to estimate the number of lipoprotein particles (bad cholesterol particles). Routine cholesterol tests may appear normal, but could actually be dangerously high when performing an advanced lipoprotein particle test (LDL-P). This disagreement between a routine cholesterol test (LDL-C) and… Read More

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