October 26, 2020
SpectraCell Announces Innovative Partnership with Natural Partners Fullscript
At SpectraCell Laboratories, advancing health through scientific and objective assessments is key to personalized wellness. At Natural Partners/Fullscript, wellness is an evolving process of achieving an increasingly full and healthier life. Read more >
July 22, 2020
SpectraCell Offers COVID-19 PCR (Nasal Swab) Testing
SpectraCell® is proud of the work we're doing to quickly mobilize our community to overcome the health crisis by increasing access to COVID-19 testing. We are now offering PCR molecular Testing on-site at SpectraCell Laboratories. Read more >
May 15, 2020
SpectraCell Offers COVID-19 Antibody Testing
SpectraCell Laboratories is now offering a blood test that detects antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19. SpectraCell is a CLIA-certified lab and has extensive experience in conducting antibody tests with equipment and personnel already in place. The Houston laboratory has joined the network of private labs to ramp up testing in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read more >
Telomere Testing Explained (Wellnessinstituteoftheamericas.com)
Dr. Juan Remos introduces of the Wellness Institute of the Americas (http://wellnessinstituteoftheamericas...) explains Telomere testing. The institute, located in Miami, is one of the leading medical centers for anti-aging and wellness treatments in the United States. Dr. Remos, its Medical Director, administers Telomere testing, which is one of the latest breakthroughs in preventative medicine.
September - Dr. Juan Remos explains Telomere (Channel 7 Miami)
Telomere testing reveals a window into your cellular age and provides greater insight into an individual's aging process. These small sections of DNA at the end of each chromosome serve as a cap to one's genetic material. Every time a cell replicates its telomere will become shorter. Shorter telomeres imply a shorter life span for a cell. Shorter telomeres have been associated with metabolic abnormalities, obesity, and several degenerative diseases including cancer, dementia, and cardiovascular disease.
Micronutrient Testing at SpectraCell (The Medical Insider)
Dr. Crawford, SpectraCell's Senior Vice President of Operations, was recently interviewed on the Medical Insider. On this radio program, he discussed micronutrient testing and current medical trends with Dr. Richard Powell and Dani Walker.
A Blood Test Offers Clues to Longevity (New York Times)
Want to know how long you will live? Blood tests that seek to tell people their biological age — possibly offering a clue to their longevity or how healthy they will remain — are now going on sale.
But contrary to various recent media reports, the tests cannot specify how many months or years someone can expect to live. Read more >
Sluggish? Confused? Vitamin B12 May Be Low (Wall Street Journal)
Tired? Depressed? Forgetting things? Who isn't these days? Those are also symptoms of a deficiency of B12, a key nutrient needed to make red blood cells and DNA and keep the nervous system working right.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is officially considered rare, affecting about 1 in 1,000 Americans, according to a 2005 study. But the incidence rises with age, to about 15% of elderly people. Read more >
Get Wellness. As insurers focus on lifestyle, doctors are scrambling to become better nutrition and exercise coaches (Life)
Has your doctor ever given you an Rx for exercise? June Chapman got one last summer, a first for the 87-year-old retiree in San Marcos, Calif. "You sit on a chair, arms at your side," she says of the exercise her internist prescribed. Chapman's doctor was a little ahead of the curve in recommending this kind of chairobic activity. Read more >
Names You Need to Know in 2011: Tim Ferriss (Forbes)
Tim Ferriss is starting his own army. It’s an army that’s marching to good health and longevity. He’s devoted his life and career so far, at age 33, to traveling the world searching for the secrets to longevity and living life to the fullest. Tim is an angel investor in start-ups like Twitter, StumbleUpon, Evernote, and other Silicon Valley success stories, but he's best known for his #1 New York Times bestselling book, “The 4-Hour Workweek.” Read more >
Are Your Medications Making You Sick? (Bottom Line Health)
When we think of drug side effects, what usually comes to mind are headache, dizziness, dry mouth and other such complaints. Commonly ignored side effect: Many popular medications can deplete your body of crucial nutrients— an unintended effect that can increase your risk for diseases ranging from cancer to heart disease. What you need to know…Read more >
SpectraCell Seeds New Growth with Medical Testing Contract (Houston Business Journal)
SpectraCell Laboratories Inc. has inked a deal with insurance giant Aetna Inc. in a move that could propel the laboratory into the medical services industry big leagues.
The privately held Houston biotechnology company had been working on the agreement with Aetna, based in Hartford, Conn., for almost a year, says William “Chip” Stanberry, founder, chairman and chief executive of SpectraCell. Read more >