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Home Access Health Corp. encourages cholesterol testing during American Heart Month, beyond
Date:1/30/2013

WEST CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and can strike individuals who appear to be healthy. February is American Heart Month, and Home Access Health Corporation says that the first step to being heart healthy is knowing your cholesterol levels.

Home Access and the American Diabetes Association have teamed up to offer a complete cholesterol panel that can be used from home:  it's simple, easy, meets the accuracy standards established by the National Cholesterol Education Program, and is the only FDA-cleared cholesterol panel, available directly to consumers, that uses self-collected finger stick blood combined with testing through a professional clinical laboratory. The test, called the CheckUp America(SM)  Cholesterol Panel, is designed to be used in the privacy and comfort of home, and provides all four cholesterol-related measurements:  total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol and the main cause of artery-clogging plaque) and triglycerides (fat in the bloodstream).  The test is available online at www.HomeAccess.com.

"We all know people who have suffered a heart attack or stroke unexpectedly; that's why it's important for people to manage their cholesterol levels as part of an overall approach to good health," said Mary Vogt , president of Home Access Health Corporation, the U.S. leader in at-home laboratory testing services.

"Cholesterol screening is one of the most important steps Americans can take to understand their personal risk of heart disease, and American Heart Month presents an important reminder to get a complete cholesterol test," said Vogt.  "More than one million Americans w
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