Heart disease causes the premature death of over 570,000 Americans each year. Heart disease is both preventable and treatable with the right information. This requires the identification of individuals with risk factors and routine testing to verify the effects of prevention efforts and/or medications. Access to labs for a lipid profile in San Diego area is available in a couple of ways. A doctor can prescribe tests during an appointment, or patients may order tests on their own through Health Testing Centers.
## Types of Lipid Testing
A basic lipid profile provides the individual with cholesterol counts. This is important to establish a baseline and monitor changes over time. Many other variables are charted on more advanced tests. A doctor can help with this decision, but patients can save money by researching the types of lipid testing and entering the doctor’s office with results in hand. A brief survey of lipid tests offered by Health Testing Centers will assist patients in making the correct selection.
* Statin Check Up
Statin medications are often prescribed for those with a high cholesterol count. These drugs sometimes fail to work, and they may adversely affect liver function. This test includes a lipid profile, and it measures for liver function, overall inflammation and the enzyme CoQ10.
* Lipid Profile
This is the least expensive option when checking for cholesterol levels. It is also essential for people with risk factors over the age of 20, according to the American Heart Association. Labs for a lipid profile in San Diego area test for total cholesterol, HDL and LDL levels, and triglycerides. Patients must fast for a prescribed period of time to receive accurate results.
* NMR LipoProfile
A lipid profile is sufficient for the preliminary investigation, but individuals already aware of problems with high cholesterol need more specific information. The data in the NMR LipoProfile allows the doctor to create a more accurate treatment regimen.
Asus Taichi Ultrabook is not the first Windows 8 device but it can definitely stake a claim on being the world’s first dual screen Windows 8 hybrid of a laptop and tablet.
The ASUS Taichi switches from laptop to tablet mode effortlessly by closing the lid. You’ll find a second full HD screen with multi touch capabilities sitting on the outside. When the lid is open, the Ultrabook can be used in two ways: mirror and dual-screen mode.
For mirror mode, both displays on Asus Taichi will show the same image. As for dual-screen mode, the Ultrabook functions like two different PCs with one user having access to main display, keyboard and touchpad while another user has the Ultrabook’s touch-display.
Weighing at 1.25kg together with a thickness of 3mm (minimum), this 11.6-inch IPS 1080p Ultrabook is powered by 1.7GHz 3rd gen Intel Core i5-3317U dual-core processor. It is fitted with 4GB of DDR3 RAM, Intel HD Graphic 4000 GPU, 256GB SATA 3 solid state drive, two webcams with array microphones, and built-in Bang & Olufsen ICEpower audio system enhanced by Asus SonicMaster technology.
The Asus Taichi is an ingenious creation, especially for corporate users. It is very useful when you are giving a presentation and don’t want to keep turning the laptop around. You can also restrict what the audience see on the second display by including only the necessary contents into the Screen Share app.
Asus is smart to leverage on current craze over tablets to actually sell a laptop by incorporating the advantages and features of tablets. Check out the review video below.
Nokia Lumia line of products have done quite well. Last week Nokia posted solid fourth quarter numbers, reporting 4.4 million Lumia smartphones sold, up from 2.9 million units in third quarter. Of course, that pales in comparison to smartphone leaders Samsung and Apple which easily move 35-40 million gadgets each quarter.
Building on its modest success, Nokia has come up with Lumia 920 smartphone, billed as a make or break device. With a 4.5 inch LCD display, the 920, which operates on the new Windows 8 software, has a super sensitive touchscreen that responds instinctively to your commands.
The Windows phone 8 platform offers a user friendly and clutter free setup. The Windows Phone 8 homescreen allows you to resize tiles so you can fit more on the page and still keep it neat and tidy. The WP 8 OS also comes preloaded with various video codecs that support MP4, WMV, AVI formats, etc. Full HD videos in the supported formats play without a hitch and thanks to the vibrant display.
Good plus points for WP8 system but the apps ecosystem is way behind Android and Apple. That should improve over time if developers are given enough incentives and more people use Windows smartphones.
Nokia Lumia 920 has one of the most impressive displays for smartphones. With a 768 x 1280 pixel resolution and 332ppi, the screen is crisp and scratches kept minimal with its Corning Gorilla Glass 2. There is also a 8.7MP main camera, and full 1080p HD video capture.
Its photo software is top notch. We already know about Nokia PureView technology which lets you shoot in the dark, without flash, and produces great images. This time, Nokia has a Smart Shoot technology which allow you to take a sequence of photos and change faces or edit out people/ unwanted objects without any hassle.
Another interesting feature in Lumia 920 is the Nokia City Lens, a kind of GPS system, which offers the location and information about restaurants, shops, hotels and ATMs in your neighborhood.
There are some drawbacks though. The gadget is quite heavy and heavy to fit into the palm at 5.1 inch tall and 2.8inch wide. Battery access and memory support over the 32GB of onboard storage is not provided. The bright yellow and red colors of Lumia 920 is chic and bold to distinguish from its competitors but personally I prefer the simple and elegant white, black or silver. Priced at $680, are there any takers for Nokia Lumia 920?
Outdoor activity like hiking, camping, fishing or even skiing is a good way to spend time with family or for vacation. But you need the appropriate gear and equipment while indulging in your outdoor games, else the weather or surroundings could hurt your well
Unlike fishing or hiking, skiing involves specialized ski apparel and accessories. As you can imagine, you can’t go skiing wearing a tee. In fact, more than one layer of clothing is required. There is a base layer, usually some woolen or cotton long underwear which is breathable and fast drying, so you won’t be shivering after working up a sweat.
The mid layer provided by ski vest or fleece can cut out the chill and keep your core warm without being bulky. Most important are the ski jacket and ski pants which keep you warm and dry. This is where a little investment goes a long way. The jacket and pants should be
waterproof, breathable, wear resistant and form-fitting which allows mobility so that you can make your turns easily.
That may sound like a lot of clothes but out in the winter, you will need them and some essential accessories like ski gloves, ski socks, ski helment and ski googles to go along too. Buying all these items means skiing isn’t a cheap hobby.
If you aren’t willing to spend too much, check your closet first. The old sweaters, turtleneck, fleece jacket, insulating pants can be worn under your winter jacket and waterproof snow pants to keep you warm. After you get into the sport, you can upgrade your wardrobe.
A good place to check out sports gear and accessories is through online stores as you can browse catalog at your own leisure. There is also a good chance of getting quality items at discounted prices and with free shipping.
At myoutdoorcoupons.com, there are many skis.com coupon available. Some of the attractive coupons include a 30-60% discount for Obermeyer jackets and pants as well as Nordica skis + boots at 60% off. That is a huge chunk of savings for ski beginners.
The skis coupon are being refreshed constantly. So just check it out before your shopping trip.
If you want to upgrade to Windows 8, get it before February 1st 2013. Microsoft has announced that they will increase Windows 8 Pro price from $40 to $200 a real hefty hike. And a basic Windows 8 upgrade will cost $120.
When the new operating system was launched end October, Microsoft sold Window 8 Pro upgrades for $40 which is lower than all previous Windows upgrade. But this special introductory price is valid only until January 31, 2013. In addition, the Windows 8 Media Center Pack, which is currently free, will be sold for $10 per copy.
The good news is that if you bought a Windows 7 computer after June 2, 2012 or plan to buy one by January 31, you can still upgrade your operating system to Windows 8 Pro for only $15 until February 28.
Microsoft must be confident of its Windows 8 adoption to increase prices by 5 fold. Analysts have credited Windows 8 sales to system upgrades instead of new computer sales since PC sales are falling off the cliff. Do you plan to upgrade to Windows 8 too?
IF TCL doesn’t ring a bell, don’t fret. This Chinese electronics company isn’t Apple or Samsung but come May, it is gonna raise raise its profile in a big way.
The Creative Life (TCL) has won a product placement in the upcoming movie Iron Man 3 which is expected to a blockbuster worldwide. Audiences are going to see lots of TCL gadgets, from Tony Stark’s motion panel device to his smart TV and mobile handsets.
Chairman and co-founder Tomson Li announced his ambition to compete with Apple and Samsung at this year Consumer Electronics Show (CES). And they did impress with their range of products.
“I believe our new generation of products are as good as those from Samsung and Apple,” said Li. “This Iron Man cooperation is very useful for us to promote the TCL brand in the global market, including the U.S. and China.”
This isn’t the first brand placement for the company as they have done promotions with “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” “The Avengers,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” and “Cloud Atlas.”
The thing is with their previous promotions, TCL still didn’t leave much of an impression. Will “Iron Man 3″ turn the tide for Chinese gadgets?
Everybody loves discounts. Not only women love a good bargain, but guys too. There is nothing wrong with using coupons or vouchers for your shopping these days, especially when the economy is not doing well.
Women indulge in fashion but guys also need nice apparel to stand out and improve their image, much like how the latest gadgets are our fashion statements and make us look cool. Fortunately, men apparel do not change much each season, so it is not too much hassle to shop for clothes.
Still, most guys do not enjoy retail therapy as a form of stress relief and find it awkward walking around the mall to purchase their clothes. Online stores is a convenient and efficient way for men to shop. You just got to find one that caters to your taste. If the online store offers coupons, it is a bonus as you get your favorite apparel for good price.
MensApparelCoupons.com lets you shop at featured stores like Topman, Jos A Bank, Oakley, BustedTees, Paul Fredrick, Perry Ellis, etc with attractive coupons. You can get good bargains for shirts, pants, ties, sportswear, outerwear, shoes, suits, and even uniforms.
There are lots of great coupon deals available. For example, at BustedTees which offer tees with funny logos and slogans as well as cool design, you can get attractive busted tees coupon which include 40% discount on all tees and even save up to 60% by getting 4 Random Tees For $30. The store also allows you to have someone famous printed on the tees and provide shipping to any part of the world.
Another useful store to check out is Life Uniform which offers uniforms, lab coats and cute accessories for women, men, and students. Some life uniform coupons include getting shipping for free and getting 20% discounts.
Start shopping and enjoy the coupons. You don’t have to spend much to be fashionable.
Facebook has unleashed a new service known as Graph Search which the company proudly states to “help you find people, places and things—and explore Facebook in a whole new way.” In the cross-hair is Google as Facebook has tied up with Microsoft search engine, Bing, for what could be a unique and powerful combination of social and web search.
When you do a web search on Facebook, the new search results page appears in a two-column layout with Bing-powered web results on the left, overlaid with social information from Facebook, including how many people like a given result. On the right, you will see content from Facebook Pages and apps that are related to your search.
If Graph Search turns out to be a success, it can keep Facebook users more active within the site as they search for interesting or embarrassing stuff from friends’ likes.
However, unlike Google Adwords which is a great search monetizing tool, implications for online advertisers are still unclear. Ad targeting is about directing ads on products and services to the right people at the right time. But Facebook Graph Search capabilities are limited to people, locations, photos, etc.
At the moment, it is a good start for Facebook to leverage its vast user base and eventually come up with some unique proposition for marketers. As people search for companies/services/jobs and see the social graph together, Facebook will definitely gain an edge over LinkedIn and Yelp.
Before Facebook monetizes Graph Search, they have to be careful about being too liberal with users data. Privacy issues cannot be underestimated as users may be turned off by aggressive marketing or stalkers get a field day searching for private info. Are you looking forward to Graph Search?
Buying a carpet is easy but it can give you a bad experience if you aren’t prepared for it. We had a carpet in our old house and it was poorly fitted, leaving noticeable gaps and unevenness which cause doors to catch at times. It is also hard to maintain due to stubborn stains and discoloration. After throwing it away, we decided to go without carpets for years.
But there is no denying the comfortable and luxurious feel a carpet can bring to a house. A good carpet can also protect your marble flooring and keep warm during winter. Before purchasing a carpet, it is always a good idea to measure the rooms to get an idea of how
much material to purchase.
The function of the rooms also plays a part. For example, kids playroom can get real messy or living room where you entertain guests may have high traffic and needs to look elegant. Hence different styles and material are required which can combine to give a beautiful accent to the home decor.
Carpets usually last for years. Having to replace them in months or weeks because they flatten or discolor can be frustrating. If carpet is too much trouble, there are other flooring options too, like tiles or hardwood. You can check out trusted sellers online.
A good flooring supplier’s website to visit is Flooring America. It offers a huge selection of carpet, hardwood, tile, and laminate flooring products at affordable prices. The store has several showrooms for customers to check out the flooring products or talk to flooring experts for advice.
After doing your homework, do not forget about your budget. You don’t want impulse buying on the latest fashionable carpets or marble flooring, only to find they fit poorly with your decor.
Apple has quite a solid year in 2012 with record sales and stocks hitting above $700 but 2013 is proving a bit rocky.
Firstly, Apple announced order cuts for iPhone 5 parts of almost 50% which indicate a slump in demand. Apple has told three suppliers, Japan Display, Sharp and LG Display, that it requires fewer liquid-crystal display panels, after previously requesting as many as 65 million units for the January to March quarter. In stark contrast, its arch rival, Samsung powers on with sales of its 100 million Galaxy S smartphone.
Secondly, Apple is worst of top smartphones according to Consumer Report. The worry is that consumers are no longer worshiping Apple gadgets. So what if Apple win all its legal battles and got huge compensation. It has forgotten its customers. Key for Apple’s stock to outperform is still sales, not its legal victories.
To win over consumers, many who don’t care much about patents which is usually too complicated anyway.. it still boils down to which company offers the best and coolest gadget with innovative features. The iPhone5 is longer and lighter than previous models, but no awe-inspiring features. Instead, glitches like its flawed maps function hogged the news.
Apple may have hit a snag but I won’t write them off yet. Innovation and simple basics like getting new features right before product launches will get them back on track. And there is still the much anticipated Apple TV which could open up a barely tapped market. Hopefully CEO Tim Cook can get Apple back to creating cool gadgets.