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Healthy Aging

Research has identified several action steps we can take to maintain our health and function as we get older. From improving our diet and levels of physical activity to getting health screenings and managing risk factors for disease, Read More >

Facts About Arthritis

What is arthritis? Arthritis is a general term for conditions that affect the joints or tissues around the joint. There are more than 100 types of arthritis including: Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Childhood Arthritis Fibromyalgia Gout Lupus Most Read More >

Blood Testing for Athletic Performance

Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a health enthusiast, it's important to be able to understand how your body responds to your health and wellness routine. Blood testing results allow you to use data to track, monitor and ultimately Read More >

Introducing HNL Lab Tests Direct!

We've changed our name!   Milestone Health Direct is now HNL Lab Tests Direct! With our new name, our purpose is clear! Affordable lab tests with no copay, convenient access to almost 60 patient service centers and privacy Read More >

NOW OFFERING In-Home Service!

LET US COME TO YOU! An HNL phlebotomist can collect samples from the comfort of your home The demands of caring for a loved one, or even managing your own chronic health condition, can be emotionally, physically and logistically Read More >

Food Allergies

Can what I eat make me feel sick? If you have a food allergy, you may feel sick after eating the food to which you are allergic. Symptoms of a food allergy can include: Tingling or itching in your mouth Hives Itchy skin Swollen lips, Read More >

Every Bite Counts so Put your Best Fork Forward!

Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutritional Month® brings attention to the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. “Making just small shifts Read More >

Sexually Transmitted Infections

What should I know about sexually transmitted infections? There are more than 20 different types of infections that you can come in contact with during sexual activity. You can contract a sexually-transmitted infection (STI) or a sexually-transmitted Read More >

Celiac Disease

What should I know about celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder caused by an inappropriate response of the immune system to gluten exposure. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. While celiac disease often Read More >

Weight-Loss

Are you having a hard time losing weight? Struggling to lose weight can be frustrating. For some people, hypothyroidism is at the root of weight gain, as well as the inability to lose weight. Hypothyroidism is a disorder that happens when your Read More >

Prostate Cancer

What Is the Prostate? The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system, which includes the penis, prostate, and testicles. The prostate is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and Read More >

Does My Child Have a Food Allergy?

Some children are born with food allergies and others seem to just wake up one day and be allergic to something. Genetics can play a part but the cause of food allergies often remains a mystery and the number of people affected continues to Read More >

Facts About Sickle Cell Disease

What Should I Know About Sickle Cell Disease? The term sickle cell disease (SCD) describes a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People with SCD have abnormal hemoglobin, called hemoglobin S or sickle hemoglobin, Read More >

What You Need to Know about Lead Poisoning in Children

Lead poisoning is a silent and sometimes invisible threat that affects children at a greater rate than adults. The Lehigh Valley area has the unfortunate honor of leading the state in the number of children under age 7 who had elevated Read More >

Allergies

What should I know about allergies? Sometimes your immune system reacts to certain substances, such as pollen, bee venom or certain foods, and attacks as though these substances are foreign invaders. Your immune system creates antibodies to Read More >

Lyme Disease

What should I know about Lyme disease? You can get Lyme disease if you are bitten by an infected black-legged tick, commonly known as a deer tick. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection. It often creates a bull's eye rash and flu-like symptoms. Read More >

Facts About Diabetes

What should I know about diabetes? When you have Type 2 diabetes it means your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, high blood glucose can lead to serious health problems. Left untreated, Type 2 diabetes can lead to Read More >

Facts About Heart Health

Listen to Your Heart Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Read More >

Pregnancy Testing

What should I know about pregnancy tests? So, you think you’re pregnant? Know for sure. Blood testing is more sensitive than urine testing, and is able to detect pregnancy 7-12 days after conception making it a beter option than Read More >

HEPATITIS C: Why Baby Boomers Should Get Tested

Why should baby boomers get tested for Hepatitis C? While anyone can get Hepatitis C, more than 75% of adults infected are baby boomers, people born from 1945 through 1965. Most people with Hepatitis C don’t know they are infected. Baby Read More >

Facts About Lead Exposure

What is Lead? Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. While it has some beneficial uses, it can be toxic to humans and animals causing health effects. Where is Lead Found? Lead can be ingested Read More >