Tests You Should Know About And What To Ask Your Doctor About Them

Tests You Should Know About And What To Ask Your Doctor About Them

I’ve got a test—I remember that from college—but these are tests on you or your family. What on earth is a CBC? What does that mean, when is it important, what the heck is a “normal” value? This Channel will bring you the latest on everything from colonoscopies to new high tech cancer screening lab tests.

Tests You Should Know About And What To Ask Your Doctor About Them
  • Heart (Cardiology) Conference Bundle

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    We are delighted to bring you our first Heart (Cardiology) Bundle. It happens to be from The American College of Cardiology meeting from Atlanta (ACC24). This exclusive bundle gives you an insider’s look at what a major conference feels and sounds like from registration to poster sessions to key ...

  • Meet the Heart Function NP, Amy Brownell

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    Have you heard of a Nurse Practitioner (NP)? NPs work in a variety of specialties and because so many of you have loved our meet the Cardiologist, meet the Scientist, etc. I thought you would like to find out more about NPs and specifically how one involved in Cardiology decided to specialize in ...

  • Heart Failure and Function Patient Update

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    Our Hearts are crucial to life. Sometimes they fail. DO we focus on the function or the failure? Have you heard of a Nurse Practitioner (NP)? I found us one of the top heart function NPs on the planet and we got to talk to her for nearly half an hour! I think you will love this detailed and extre...

  • Dr. Roger Blumenthal at ACC

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    Roger Blumenthal is one of the giants of Cardiology. From the hospital to the preventive heart disease clinic to the ABCs of Cardiology, it feels like you get smarter just by being in the room with him. Dr. Roger carved out time to talk with me for more than 19 minutes in what I’m sure was a 14 h...

  • Dr. Rahul Aggarwal at ACC24

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    Major heart meetings have major department heads and key physician leaders from Medical Centers and Universities that we’ve all heard of. Remarkably, young doctors, pharmacists and nurses also get a chance to break into important science and breaking news in medicines. This happens via poster ses...

  • Dr. Nissen SURMOUNTs ACC24

    Every once in a while you bump into a rock star in cardiology when you film a major heart meeting. It’s like bumping into Einstein in Walmart…well sort of. In this lucky, short encounter, Dr. Steve actually reveals his thoughts on a breakthrough medicine and tells the name of the research study t...

  • Why Did My Medicine Cost So Much?

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    Wait, the shot is how much? You may have actually asked a Pharmacist this exact question. I surprisingly found myself in the same situation recently. I’ll tell you how you can try to avoid such financial toxicity right in the doctor’s office. You’ll get eight minutes and 35 seconds of my heartfel...

  • An Insider's Look at ACC24

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    You will feel like you actually are at ACC24, the world’s best heart (Cardiovascular meeting). Hear the background conversations and excitement in the Exhibit Hall! From registration to the huge Main Tent. You’ll get more than seven minutes of what going to a major heart meeting feels like!

  • Is there Lead in Chocolate?

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    Chocolate. Chocolate puts a smile on most people’s faces. It still makes me smile, but what I learned from some Consumer Reports tests was frightening and we are going to be careful which brands of chocolate we eat. It turns out that some chocolate is high in lead and some unfortunately is high i...

  • The Essential Guide to Pharmacy News: Episode 3

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    Pharmacists are there for you. Our Episode 3 of the Essential Guide To Pharmacy News (EGPN), brings you the 9 sections you've come to ask for, all in an easy-to-understand language that won't leave you in the medical mumbo jumbo. You'll find important news and web sites to help you with the Infla...

  • What's in the Bag - KardiaMobile 6L

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    Dr. Rybacki brings you the new product that he bought and uses himself. Watch the video trailer or rent or buy the full video. Get the details on what is the first 6-lead EKG that you can take yourself right at home. The KardiaMobile 6L is an amazing device and Dr. Rybacki talks about the heart ...

  • My Cholesterol Journey and Maybe Yours

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    We’ve all heard about cholesterol, but should cholesterol medicine after a heart attack be revisited? Should you just stay on the same medicines? Dr. Rybacki tells you about his post-heart attack journey, some interesting new medicine changes and how to talk to your doctor to see if it means anyt...

  • The Essential Guide to Pharmacy News: Episode 2

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    Pharmacists are there for you. This month’s Essential Guide To Pharmacy News (EGPN), Episode 2 covers new medicines approved by the FDA, how to save money on pharmacy costs in Cash for Care, The FDA Fabulous 4 segment brings important info on breakthrough meds like Mounjaro for weight loss and di...

  • Welcome to the Essential Guide to Pharmacy News!

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    We all see our pharmacists more than we see our physicians. It’s an interesting reality in the US healthcare system. You most probably got care in the hospital from a team of hospital pharmacists and technicians, were guided and guarded through transitions of care during your hospital stay, inter...

  • Viewers Video Guide - October 2023

    I always like looking at the Guide channel on Sling cause it quickly tells me what’s on and what’s new. It occurred to me that what our subscribers or potential viewers get is page after page of videos and a couple of my friends thought it was confusing. Enter the new Viewer’s video Guide or VVG-...

  • The FDA Fantastic Four: Episode 1 - Fall 2023

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    We release the 2 issues of the FDA Fantastic Four in the Fall & Spring. What we are trying to help you know more about are the True Breakthrough medicines that the FDA has approved! We will take some artistic license on the release dates, we will apply the same 4-6 criteria whenever we rank, vote...

  • What's in the Box? Metformin for Diabetes

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    Getting control of blood sugar problems-what your doctor would call impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) is Crucial to your life and health. Diabetes is a continuum like a thermostat that is too hot (too high a blood sugar) or to too cold (too low a sugar or hypoglycemia). In this fascinating new vid...

  • Weight Loss Intro

    Are you suffering from a series of Fat Attacks? This free 1:45 second overview brings you up to speed on the chemicals your fat may be releasing as well as a strong overview of weapons to fight that fat attack and control weight too!

  • Tell Your Medicine Story

    Did you tell your medicine story to the last doctor you saw? Dr. Rybacki tells you why this key concept can save lives.

  • Dr. Horne - Population Health

    Are you in a health population or a population at risk? Dr. Horne talks about population health and its impact.

  • Colonoscopy & Colorectal Cancer with Dr. Krishna

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    Are you hesitating to get a colonoscopy? Get the facts on the easier Suprep prep, see the anatomy of the colon and learn how a colonoscopy may not only find polyps, but let your GI Doc remove them during the test!

  • Suprep & Colonoscopy Results with Dr. Krishna

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    Why should you get a colonoscopy, can it prevent colon cancer deaths? What is the Suprep prep like? What are colonoscopy results like? Dr. Krishna and Rybacki cover the questions and answers and give a real world overview of the prep, benefits and what one patient's results actually look like!

  • Colonoscopy Preps & Results with Dr. Krishna

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    Did you or a family member skip that colonoscopy last year? Many people including Dr. Rybacki did the same thing. Would you like a detailed look at an easier prep? Dr. Krishna and Dr. Rybacki talk about the prep, the test and even the results. Dr. Rybacki brings you into his home office and tells...

  • EGMN - What is LP(a)?

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    Do you know what LP (a) is? Dr. Rybacki explains this known risk factor for heart disease AND tells about an emerging medicine that may actually control the risk. Covid 19 continues to be a problem AND the Variants of Concern (VOCs) are challenging. Find out more about medic...