The Echelon Health Blog. An informed view on the world of Personal Health Assessment.
Feb 14

Merkel cell carcinoma is uncommon, frequently aggressive, and best detected early

By Kornelija Dedelaite

First, there’s good news: there are very few cases of Merkel cell cancer. In the United Kingdom, there were just over 1,500 cases between 1999 and 2008. However, this uncommon…

Feb 08

King Charles’ cancer diagnosis highlights the importance of early diagnosis & preventative healthcare

By Echelon Health

The recent news of King Charles’s cancer diagnosis has sent shockwaves across the nation, reminding all of us of the importance of detecting health conditions early on. While the specifics…

Feb 07

Cervical cancer signs and symptoms

By Echelon Health

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month – a time of year when women’s cervical health is brought to the forefront of people’s minds to help raise awareness of cervical cancer….

Jan 24

The Complete Guide on Preventive Health for Men

By Kornelija Dedelaite

Even though you have little control over your genetics, maintaining general health can help reduce your chance of acquiring a number of problems in the future. A common misperception among…

Jan 17

How is a colonoscopy different from an endoscopy?

By Kornelija Dedelaite

The word “endoscopy” refers to a broader range of non-surgical visual inspection techniques used to look into the human body. For instance, a colonoscopy looks at the entire colon, the…

Jan 10

Science of diabetes; what do long-term studies tell us about this and other diseases?

By Kornelija Dedelaite

When type 2 diabetes is detected in a person who has prediabetes, or early indications of the disease, it can frequently be slowed down or prevented, as the Diabetes Prevention…

Dec 27

Nurturing Your Liver: A Guide on How to Keep Your Liver Healthy

By Echelon Health

Your liver is an important organ in your body and plays a vital role in your overall health.  However, it is also susceptible to certain issues, making early detection and…

Dec 20

Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid): A Comprehensive Guide

By Echelon Health

Understanding the different conditions that can affect your thyroid gland is important, as it can provide you with the knowledge you need to safeguard your health and seek medical support…

Dec 13

Why your veins are key to keeping you healthy

By Kornelija Dedelaite

Blood is pumped throughout the body by the heart, and thousands of miles of veins return the blood to the body. For our health, blood circulation is essential. Our arteries…

Dec 06

Prostate Cancer Prevention: Is It Possible?

By Echelon Health

More than 44,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, with more than 10,000 sadly passing away from the disease. These high numbers mean that prevention and early detection…

Nov 22

Women’s health symptoms you should not ignore

By Kornelija Dedelaite

You’re not alone if you’ve ever found yourself ignoring or brushing off a health issue. Many women experience embarrassment, anxiety, or fear of judgement when they speak up about certain…

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Nov 15

Understanding the Importance of a Private Health Check

By Kornelija Dedelaite

In today’s fast-paced world, where health often takes a backseat amidst our busy schedules, the concept of a ‘private health check’ emerges as a beacon of proactive health management. Unlike…