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The Connection Between Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

The connection between blood pressure and heart rate is not always clear. Learn about some of the different conditions that affect these measures and what it indicates about heart health.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Why Triglycerides Matter and How to Lower Them

Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body. Here’s what you can do to keep them from getting too high.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Best Times to Test Your Blood Sugar

When you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels don’t always stay in an optimal range. Testing your blood sugar helps you understand how food, activity, and medicine affect your blood glucose.

By Eileen Bailey

What Tests Help Determine if You Have Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Learn about the tests for lymphoma, including a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.

By Katherine Malmo

11 Myths of Ankylosing Spondylitis Explained

It is not rare. It is not just a man’s disease. And it is certainly not just back pain. We’re setting the record straight.

By Charis Hill

Five Reasons to See Your Rheumatologist More Often

If you feel ‘okay,’ it’s easy to avoid going to your rheumatologist — especially when you’re afraid of what they might say. Here’s why you should pull up your bootstraps and go.

By Emil DeAndreis

New Prostate Cancer Screening Advice: Check With Your Doctor About PSA Testing

The United States Preventative Services Task Force has issued a new statement updating its 2012 recommendations for PSA testing to screen for prostate cancer.

By Diane Domina

10 Things Even RA Vets May Not Know

There have been so many developments in RA over the last decade that there are complexities that even those who have lived with RA their entire lives may not know. Be aware of discoveries like RA’s link to heart disease and dental health.

By Lene Andersen

Reverse T3: A Roadblock to Thyroid Succes

Conventional endocrinologists don’t test for reverse T3 (RT3), but it can play an important part in your thyroid function, and can be set off by something as simple as stress.

By Mary Shomon

Can My HDL Be Too High?

Is it possible to have too much “good” cholesterol? Find out more about the different types of HDL, cholesterol tests, and what they mean.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN