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What Should Your Glucose Blood Level Be After Eating?

What Should Your Glucose Blood Level Be After Eating?

Diabetics use blood glucose tests to measure the amount of sugar in their blood. Glucose comes from carbohydrates. Insulin is produced by your pancreas and released into your blood when the amount of glucose rises. The effect of eating particular foods on blood glucose levels depends on many factors......[Read More]
More Adults Report Getting Cholesterol Tested

More Adults Report Getting Cholesterol Tested

The number of adults who say they have had high cholesterol at some point in their lives has gone up, and that may not be a bad thing, according to the CDC.......[Read More]
The History of Serology

The History of Serology

Serology is the study and analysis of serum (bodily excretions such as blood, saliva, semen and sweat). In forensics, it mostly refers to the study of blood analysis. Body fluids and blood have been used in crime scene analysis since the early 1900's, however, the analysis was obviously much less so......[Read More]
What Are Microbes Used For?

What Are Microbes Used For?

Microbes (alternately called microorganisms) are as microscopic as they are important. While microbes are responsible for disease and illness, they also have numerous benefits to human health, commerce, and society. While naturally occurring, humans have cultivated microbes for practical use (as in......[Read More]
Functions of the Skin

Functions of the Skin

The skin is the largest organ in the integumentary system of the body. The integumentary system is composed of skin, hair and nails. Regulation of temperature, excretion of waste, immune response and protection of the underlying tissues are among the many functions of the skin.......[Read More]
Crestor Tops List of Best-Selling Drugs

Crestor Tops List of Best-Selling Drugs

The cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor (rosuvastatin) was the nation's most prescribed drug in the past 12 months, according to a new report from research firm IMS Health.......[Read More]
Common Blood Pressure Medications

Common Blood Pressure Medications

About 600 million people struggle with high blood pressure, according to the World Health Organization. Upon diagnosis of high blood pressure (hypertension), lifestyle changes should be made to lower blood pressure. If high blood pressure continues, then doctors usually urge taking medicines that ar......[Read More]
What Are the Treatments for Glucose Tolerance Impairment?

What Are the Treatments for Glucose Tolerance Impairment?

The human body needs some glucose; glucose, in fact, is the primary food source for the brain. Normally, people's bodies produce a substance known as insulin to help cells absorb glucose. Sometimes, however, the body is not able to produce enough insulin to keep up with the body's needs. This is kno......[Read More]
Colorimeter Results

Colorimeter Results

The definition of "colorimetric" is the measurement of color. Colorimetric methods are techniques used to evaluate unknown colors in reference to known colors. Colorimetry is the method of determining the concentration of compounds with specific colors. Scientists test the substance's absorbance of ......[Read More]
FDA Expert Examines Cholesterol Drug Safety

FDA Expert Examines Cholesterol Drug Safety

Despite concerns about popular cholesterol-lowering "statin" drugs, a new study shows that most of these drugs have a low risk of a serious muscle disorder.......[Read More]
How to Size a Blood Pressure Cuff

How to Size a Blood Pressure Cuff

Measuring the blood pressure (BP) via the use of a blood-pressure cuff or sphygmomanometer is important in checking your overall health. An accurate result depends on several factors, including the placement and the size of the cuff. When the cuff is positioned inappropriately, it may cause a false ......[Read More]
What Are the Causes of Low White Blood Cell Count in Felines?

What Are the Causes of Low White Blood Cell Count in Felines?

There are multiple types of white blood cells. Some white blood cells simply aren't present or are only present in low numbers in healthy feline patients. Other white blood cells are crucial and a decrease can indicate a problem. Leukopenia is the clinical term for an overall low white blood cell co......[Read More]
Foods That Help to Reduce Blood Sugar & Triglycerides

Foods That Help to Reduce Blood Sugar & Triglycerides

Many of the foods that can reduce blood sugar can also help reduce triglycerides. Excessive amounts of sugar can raise triglycerides as well as blood sugar levels. Foods that contain naturally occurring sugars like those found in potatoes, beans, corn and peas should be consumed in smaller portions ......[Read More]
Cholesterol Levels May Vary By Season

Cholesterol Levels May Vary By Season

Brazilian study doesn't necessarily mean that heart attack or stroke risk rises in winter......[Read More]
How to Test Blood Glucose With a Glucometer

How to Test Blood Glucose With a Glucometer

The American Diabetes Association recommends frequent blood glucose checks for diabetics who are pregnant, taking insulin or diabetes pills, having low blood glucose levels without warning signs or after high blood glucose levels, and those having a hard time controlling their glucose levels. At-hom......[Read More]
Normal Blood Pressure, High Pulse Rate

Normal Blood Pressure, High Pulse Rate

If you've just worked out and your pulse rate is high, you might think your blood pressure is high as well. Actually, blood pressure and pulse rate aren't closely related. It's possible to have a high pulse rate while your blood pressure is normal.......[Read More]
How to Interpret a Testosterone Test

How to Interpret a Testosterone Test

Testosterone is the steroid hormone produced by the endocrine tissue in the male testes. It stimulates the development of secondary sex characteristics in males, such as the growth of body hair, the deepening in the voice, the enlargement of the penis, and muscle development. The hormone is also pro......[Read More]
Facts About Blood Pressure

Facts About Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the measurement of how much force the blood is exerting on the walls of the arteries. Blood pressure is read as a numerical measurement of two forces. The higher number, or systolic pressure, measures the pressure exerted when blood is pumped through the body by the heart's contrac......[Read More]
How to Decrease Intraocular Pressure

How to Decrease Intraocular Pressure

Intraocular pressure is defined by Princeton.edu as "pressure exerted by the fluids inside the eyeball." Sometimes this pressure can exceed normal limits, and reducing it becomes necessary. Increased intraocular pressure can also put patients at high risk for glaucoma. Regulating your intraocular pr......[Read More]