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Archive for November, 2010

The Dr. Oz Health Expo Excitement Revisited

November 24, 2010

I hope you had a chance to watch the Dr. Oz Health Expo: Update on The Dr. Oz Show this morning.

I certainly did, and watching it really reminds me of how proud we, at Life Line Screening, are of our work and our business. After all, we get to help change lives every day by providing affordable access to potential life-saving health screening services for people no matter what their insurance status.

Also, we get to work with people like Dr. Oz in a team effort to inspire people to start paying better attention to their health whether or not the results of these preventive health screenings were favorable.

Just as we experience at our community-based events, the Dr. Oz Health Expo gave many people a clean bill of health, while others needed to hear about the potential risks that could cause life-threatening disease as well as encouragement to begin making changes.

As I watched, I was returned to the enthusiasm of that day in Chicago’s Millennium Park, echoed in my sentiment of, “You know…we’ve got friends bringing in friends, we’ve got wives bringing in husbands, we’ve got sisters. Everyone’s coming in as families. It’s really exciting today.” And it really was truly great to see the amount of caring and sharing.

If you missed the Dr. Oz Health Expo: Update, see Dr. Oz and Life Line Screening in action by watching a video of it now.

Have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday and, in the words of Dr. Oz, “give thanks for the great gift of our health and take charge of it every day of our lives.”




Atrial Fibrillation Risk Raised When A Relative Has It

November 19, 2010

Having a first-degree relative (mother, father, sister or brother) with atrial fibrillation raises your own risk.

These findings come from new research released at the American Heart Association meeting in Chicago. The full paper will be released later this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

The overall risk was raised 40%.

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm, affecting about 2 million people a year. It is a serious risk factor for stroke.

Watch this Life Line Screening video to learn more about atrial fibrillation, stroke and more.




Life Line Screening on Good Morning America with Dr. Oz

November 9, 2010

We have returned from the Dr. Oz Health Expo in Chicago that occurred over this past weekend. It was a true success.

In addition to the event, Dr. Oz and Life Line Screening were featured on Good Morning America on Saturday morning.

In the news segment, Dr. Oz talked about how important it is for anyone 20 and over to know 5 important health numbers, which consists of their:

1. Blood pressure
2. Waist size
3. Weight
4. Cholesterol
5. Fasting blood sugar

He explained the reason is that these five numbers “drive most of their wellness.” And, once you know these numbers, you can “control your health destiny.”

Unfortunately, it remains a fact that many Americans are underserved and do not know these lifesaving numbers, which is why Life Line Screening health screenings, the Dr. Oz Health Expo, and the demand for such events continues to exist.

Dr. Oz also talked about the dangers of being hypertensive, as he did a blood pressure reading on a volunteer from his show. And, speaking of volunteers, Life Line Screening’s very own and very brave Susan Stevie, Executive Vice President U.S. Sales & Operations also participated as a volunteer.

Watch this segment now.




Heading to Chicago for Dr. Oz Health Expo

November 4, 2010

The Dr. Oz Health Expo in Chicago is happening this Saturday and more than 50 Life Line Screening staff will be on hand to provide Know Your 5 to 1,000 people. It is going to be an exciting event and we are proud to be a part of it: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/dr-ozs-health-expo-chicago.

Dr. Oz visited the Life Line Screening headquarters this past Monday. It was great to have him. He spoke to our Customer Service Representatives and told them what a great company they work for. He also encouraged them to let our customers know that he wants everyone to call in, get an appointment and know their 5. Thank you for visiting, Dr. Oz.

Photo Caption: Dr. Oz with Life Line Screening’s Colin Scully, CEO and Dr. Andrew Manganaro, Chief Medical Officer




Halloween Sweets and Diabetes Awareness

November 2, 2010

As you are celebrating Halloween this season, here’s a friendly remember that Diabetes Awareness Month falls in November. Learn more at http://ndep.nih.gov/partners-community-organization/campaigns/family-history/index.aspx.

While we should definitely take pleasure in every holiday that we celebrate, many people are finding willpower, teaching restraint to their children, and helping others to enjoy holidays in moderation. For Halloween/Trick-or-Treat, these people stick to the following plan to resist eating those sweets:

–  If you are staying home to hand out candy, purchase the candy that is your least favorite, so that you less likely to be tempted to overeat the treats.

–  Resist buying Halloween candy ahead of time.

–  Depending on the event time, make sure provide a healthy snack or meal for your kids (and yourself) beforehand.

–  After the Trick or Treat event, have your children pick their top favorite pieces of candy from their treat bags and allow for only a certain amount per day to be eaten (preferably 1 or 2 pieces).

–  Store candy in freezer (out of sight).

According to the American Diabetes Association diabetes is a disease that “affects the lives of nearly 24 million children and adults in this country and another 57 million with pre-diabetes. If current trends continue, one in three children will face a future with diabetes.”

Let’s get real about diabetes prevention.

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