Fargo Health Startup Featured In National Pitch Competition TV Show

Patty’s 2 minute business pitch, where she pitches the At-Home Strep Test Kit to the judges, will be aired on the latest season of the 2 Minute Drill. “I wanted to be on the show because it’s a great opportunity to bring awareness to what we are doing and validation that what we are doing will meet the market needs” says Patty.

Take a walk for your mind and body

Ahh, walks. Who doesn’t feel much better and refreshed after a walk? Even if it’s just for 20 minutes, there are so many benefits. Walking is free and easy to fit into your daily routines.

Want to win the day? Start by winning the morning

The great thing about a morning routine? You can start it tomorrow

So, you want to sleep better

Sleep. It’s crucial to our well-being, it charges us, it helps us conquer the day ahead —the list goes on. But why do we struggle to get a well-rested night? If you’re struggling to get a schedule down, that’s OK — you are not alone.

How to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) from occurring

Whether you’ve experienced one urinary tract infection (UTI)or have had too many to count, you know just how painful and irritating they can be. At their best, they’ll ruin your plans for the day and require a trip to the doctor. At their worst, the infection can spread and pose greater risk to your overall health.

Changing The Narrative About Female Health

Dr. Javaid, MD and Board Certified OBGYN is an entrepreneur and expert advocate for women’s health. Her own personal journey has inspired her to become the founder and chief medical officer of her practice, Her MD. At Her MD, they providing women with comprehensive health care. At Her MD, they take a female-focused approach to health and wellness, and are revolutionizing the experience of health care.

What You Can Do To Optimize Your Health Today

With cancer rates at an all-time high, nearly 1 in 2 men and 41% of women, Dr. Connealy dedicates her research and career to understanding the roll of nutrition, epigenetics and interactive approaches in healing cancer with the hopes of preventing it.

A Real Life Guide to Being a First Time Mom

Going through pregnancy can be one of the most rewarding experiences a woman goes through, yet, it can also be one of the hardest ones. This episode shares what to expect when you're expecting in a raw, real way.

Momming at Every Stage

Tune in to hear from three moms and their experiences at different stages of parenting. Motherhood is rewarding, yet brings challenges. You may be asking yourself, what am I suppose to do? We've got stories of motherhood from the moms of Checkable Medical. Whatever stage of motherhood you are in, this episode is packed with tips, tricks and experiences from mom's from a variety of walks of life.

Blast that Yeast Fast

Here are tips to get rid of a yeast infection in just 24 hours!

Want to Know How Long a Yeast Infection Lasts?

It varies. We know they are not pleasant, but we promise, they will go away!

How Vaginal pH Can Affect Pregnancy & Fertility

Get the facts about how vaginal pH can affect fertility, pregnancy, and beyond.

Everything You Need to Know About the Importance of Vaginal pH Balance

Understanding the vagina may seem a bit complex, so we're here to help conquer your questions about vaginal pH.

How Boric Acid Can Treat Your Yeast Infection

Yes, the same powder that can clean carpets and kill bugs can also cure recurrent yeast infections. Who knew?

Bacterial Vaginosis Vs. Yeast Infection – How to Tell the Difference

Sometimes telling the difference between BV and a yeast infection is clear-cut, and sometimes it can be tricky.

Hail the titties!: The "breast" ways to self screen cancer

Breast self-exam, or regularly examining your breasts on your own, can be an important way to find breast cancer early, when it’s more likely to be treated successfully.

The gut, the second brain

Many factors can go into having unbalanced gut health —low sleep, high stress levels, processed and high-sugar foods. Professionals like to say, “your gut is your second brain.”

Telehealth and its benefits

Using telehealth, also known as telemedicine, to deliver health care has several advantages, including cost savings, convenience, and the ability to provide care to people with mobility limitations or those in rural areas who don't have access to a local doctor or clinic. 

The Ins and Outs of Women's Health

Did you know that every year we lose 14,000 women to cervical cancer? And although we have PAP screenings, which can detect abnormal cells, the number of deaths is staggering. You may be asking, what's the reason? Unfortunately, many women aren't getting regular screens and when cancer is finally detected, it's often too late. This episode is full of advice on how women can get in tune with and take care of their bodies. Dr. Conlen expands on everything from chronic conditions, to preventative care as well as covers what to do when you are looking to get pregnant. He also explains what the pelvic floor is and how to take care of it along with learning what to be aware of when it comes to vaginal bacteria.

The Truth About Teen Vaping

Did you know that 90% of individuals who smoke or vape start before the age of 20? Although the tobacco and nicotine industry are prohibited from marketing to minors, the stats show a different story. The effects of teen vaping go beyond the lungs and can cause brain issues, including anxiety, depression, and extreme rage. As Dr. Lester Hartman states, it’s never too early to start the vaping discussion with your child, “Start talking to your kids when they are in first grade. If you are talking to a kid in 5th grade, it is too late.”Key Takeaways: Signs to look for if your child is vapingWhat to do if your child is vaping (resources and tools)How you can get involved, so your child doesn’t start

Foolproof Winter Skincare Routine

Skincare tips from our friends at The Vanity Bar!

What Does Strep Throat Look Like?

Sore throats come in various forms, but you can sometimes actually see strep if you know what to look for.

Where Can I Get A Strep Throat Test?

You'd be surprised to know that you can get fast results right from home or at your nearby pharmacy.

Checkable’s Guide to Treating Strep Throat at Home

10 Tips for those that want to combat a case of strep at home, so you can feel better faster, with or without antibiotics.

How To Tell If You Have Strep Throat & What To Do About It

Check out our tips for identifying strep throat for a quick diagnosis, so you can feel better fast!

Health Benefits of Ashwagandha

From sleeping better to feeling better, learn all about this medicinal plant and all of the amazing things it can do for your entire body.

Can you have a heart attack from Strep throat?!

Top Reasons Why Some People Get Recurring Strep Throat

Recurring strep throat? Like once isn’t bad enough, why does my child keep getting it?

Herbal tea for Strep throat infections, does it work?

Hiding in the shadow of Strep throat: mono throat. What it is and how to treat it.

Can you get strep throat from oral sex?!

Managing Strep throat in the era of antibiotic resistance

Herpes Esophagitis vs. Strep Throat: How Can You Tell The Difference?

Home-Based Rapid Detection of Strep Throat: A Case-Study in Parent-Led Testing Education

How To Tell Difference Between A Common Sore Throat and Strep Throat

While a sore throat is a common symptom of strep, there’s a good chance it’s caused by other factors.

Strep throat: A simple sore throat, or something more serious?

How the weather and the seasons affect the spread of Strep throat.

In the northern hemisphere, the peaks of strep throat infections in the United States are in the fall (usually in October) and winter.

Treating Strep throat: how long should I take antibiotics? Which antibiotic is best?

To sum up, there are other drugs available when it comes to treating a Strep throat infection, but the standard penicillin/amoxicillin still remain the best choice.

Benefits, Facts, & Myths of Collagen Supplements

Backed by science, learn all about this wonder protein and what it can do for you and your body.

Strep Throat Tongue? Say Ahhh, and You May Have All the Answers

Looking at your tongue might point you in the direction of when to see a doctor.

Differences Between Strep Throat and Tonsillitis

Both cause sore throats, and both are a drag, but treatments may differ.

Can I use essential oils to treat a Strep throat infection?

Answering common questions about Strep throat

In this article we will try to answer some questions that commonly pop up when we are talking about Strep throat.

Should asymptomatic carriers of Strep throat receive antibiotics?

Recent developments in testing capabilities have led to rapid testing methods that can detect a Strep throat infection in a matter of minutes.

Think You May Have Strep? Get The Facts About Strep Throat Tests

A simple swab will save you time and get you the treatment you need fast.

Infectious mononucleosis and Strep throat: what's the difference?

Despite the similarities, the overall picture of the symptoms may give clues to whether it’s a Strep throat infection or infectious mononucleosis.

Strep throat in the shadow of COVID-19: A case report of co-infection.

One thing we’ve learned is that COVID-19 and strep throat can occur together, which is what happened in this case.

Are Strepsils brand lozenges effective for strep throat infections?

Lozenges can work together with your pain-relieving medication of choice to soothe a sore throat and manage pain.

Eating For Immunity

Tune in to learn ways to combat illness by boosting your immune system with food.

Antibiotics for Strep throat treatment, which one is the best?

The study's authors concluded that the results didn't show enough evidence that other antibiotics were more effective than penicillin in the treatment of Strep throat.

Sore Throat? Look Out For Symptoms of Strep Throat and What To Do About It

Know what to look for when you have a sore throat and when to call a doctor.

Antibacterial activity of lozenges for the treatment of symptoms of strep throat infection.

For the majority of the cases of sore throats, over-the-counter medications such as lozenges are the primary means of treating the symptoms.

Can a plant kill Strep bacteria?

Anti-Streptococcal activity of plant-derived molecules for the treatment of Strep throat infections.

Gender bias in healthcare

We deal with gender bias in workplace, sports, parenting and even health care. Gender bias in health care ranges from patients to doctors, researchers and administrators – all hold biased views on someone’s gender.

What is Strep Throat? Answers to common questions about Strep throat

In this article, we’ll answer your most frequently asked questions about Strep throat. 

Is it Strep? Your step-by-step guide for Diagnosing & Treating Strep Throat

When your little one comes down with a sore throat, it's often hard to know if it’s just a common cold, allergies, or strep. So how can you tell the difference between just a sore throat or its more serious counterpart, strep?

At-Home Remedies to Soothe Strep Throat

Get some easy tips on how to feel better fast (with or without meds).

Healthcare Hack: OTC UTI Tests

UTIs are most often caused by bacteria, but they can also be brought on by fungi or viruses. Normally, your body gets rid of these germs before they cause problems. But if the germs win, you can get a painful UTI.

Safe and Effective Ways to Treat a UTI at Home

It's true! The body can often resolve uncomplicated UTIs on its own with a few simple tips.

Get the Skinny on the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

From glowing skin to deodorants, learn all about this popular pantry staple and ways to use it.

How to Look Up an ICD Code for Strep Throat

A quick go-to guide for diagnosing, billing, and using different ICD-10 codes in the US.

Will Strep Throat Actually Go Away On Its Own?

The short answer is yes but read more about the pros and cons before you ditch the antibiotics.

How to Tell the Difference Between Oral Gonorrhea Vs. Strep Throat

Get the low-down on what could be actually causing your throat infection.

How long to see results when taking supplements?

With supplements, we may not necessarily feel different. Allow time for the supplements to work within the system – at least four weeks and up to six for optimal results. After this time, stop taking the product for a few days. Most people notice the difference they did not previously think was present!

Get The Facts About Strep Throat Medicine

If your child has strep, don't fret – here are some tips to help little ones feel better fast.

Home Strep Tests? Yes, It's a Thing

Get fast, accurate results so you can get back to work or back to bed.

How Strep Throat Affects Toddlers and Kids

Helpful tips for parents on what to look for and what to do when your kiddos have strep throat.

What are the Complications of Untreated Strep Throat?

While streptococcus infection generally goes away on its own and is treatable with strep throat medicines, in rare cases, several different strains of the strep throat bacteria tend to be more dangerous than others.

At-Home Rapid Detection of Strep Throat

Strep throat is one of the most common medical conditions among children, and although the rate of complications of related infections, such as glomerulonephritis and rheumatic fever, are on the decline, timely and accurate treatment of strep throat is crucial to avoid these life-threatening complications.

The Use of Strep Throat Lozenges for the Treatment of Strep Throat Infection

Acute sore throat is one of the most common upper respiratory tract infections, which involves difficulty swallowing and redness of the pharynx and tonsils.

The Use of Strep Throat Antibiotics as a Course of Treatment

Strep throat is a common bacterial infection that is caused by a bacterium known as Group A Streptococcus or (GAS). Although strep throat is an infection that can easily be treated with simple antibiotics, if left untreated it can lead to dangerous complications such as rheumatic heart fever.

Are Strep Throat Lozenges Effective at Treating Strep Throat?

It is estimated that approximately one-third of the world population suffers from a sore throat during the year. The majority of these sore throat cases are due to viral infections, however about a third of them are bacterial in origin, and they are referred to as strep throat.

What's the tea on virtual mental health?

Individuals may struggle seeking a therapist or help because they prefer staying in the comfort of their own home or receiving care without an in-person office visit. Good news: There are telehealth options for mental health.

Checkable Medical announces first subject enrolled in first of its kind at-home Strep diagnostic and digital engagement platform clinical study

Ashwagandha: the closest thing we have to a happy pill

Research on ashwagandha shows it is an amazing herbal supplement that has been used for hundreds of years, with impressive benefits including thyroid health, lowering or maintaining blood sugar levels, helping to reduce body fat, reducing stress, increasing mental focus and brain function, increasing endurance, and counteracting anxiety and depression.

What is Strep Throat and Other Common Questions Regarding this Infection

In this article we will answer some commonly asked questions about strep throat.

Throat Herpes vs Strep Throat: How to Tell the Difference

Throat herpes and strep throat can mimic each other in the presentation of symptoms. However, there are certain differences between herpes esophagitis and strep throat that give it away.

Do Home Strep Tests Work in Detecting Strep Throat?

Strep throat is one of the most common viruses transmitted among children, and although the rate of complications of strep throat infection such as glomerulonephritis and rheumatic fever are on decline, timely and accurate treatment of strep throat is crucial to avoid these life-threatening complications.

Infectious Mononucleosis Throat Infection vs. Strep Throat: How to Tell Them Apart

A sore throat is a common symptom of several viruses and can be especially prevalent during winter months.

How to recognize strep

A sore throat and strep throat have common symptoms, which may be leaving you with worries whether it’s strep or a sore throat. Here's a breakdown of seasonal allergies vs. strep throat, so you can recognize what is what.

1 Million Thanks

Take time for yourself on Valentine's Day

Valentine’s, galentine’s, palentine’s – a lot of opportunities to be giving love! But are you setting aside time to show yourself some love, too? Create little moments throughout the day to pause and enjoy your own company.

Answering common questions about Strep throat

Strep throat is one the most prevalent infections. In this article we will try to answer some questions that commonly pop up when we are talking about Strep throat.

Time to Talk Day

We get it – opening up and expressing personal feelings can be daunting, therefore so many people keep things in. However, asking for help is crucial for the road to healing. Feb. 6, 2022, Time to Talk Day, draws attention to mental health and the importance of reaching out for help.

Ashwagandha: Ayurveda History

Ashwagandha is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda, which is a traditional form of alternative medicine based on Indian principles of natural healing. Ayurveda, a natural system of medicine, originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskritwords ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge).Thus, Ayurveda translates to knowledge of life. 

Tips for healthy habits

Several things impact our health and quality of living, present and future. You can reduce your risk for preventable health problems—such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and obesity—by making healthy choices.

Benefits of proper sleep

A lack of sleep can make you cranky the next day, and overtime skipping on sleep can mess up more than just your morning moods. Studies show getting quality sleep on a regular basis can help improve all sorts of issues, from blood sugar to your workouts.

Momming at every stage

We sat down with the moms of Checkable Medical. Patty, Melissa and Erica expand on their experiences of motherhood and share resources and advice they've learned along the way – for whether you're a brand-new mom or are dealing with kids in their teens.

Foolproof your winter skincare routine

Tips from the experts at The Vanity Bar on how to create a foolproof your skincare routine

8 Essential Tips to boost your immune system with food

When it comes to nutrition, there are many ways food can be used to help boost our immune system and keep it running top notch. According to Dr. Sarah Tee, we can help prepare our immune systems for the winter months with what we eat. Dr. Sarah shares advice that we all can use to help tap in to all the glorious immune-boosting benefits we can gain through food. 

Collagen supports muscle, skin and joints

Our bodies produce collagen wonderfully up until we hit 29-plus years old. Many factors such as aging, environment, and lifestyle contribute to the decline of collagen production in our bodies, increasing early signs of aging. That's why collagen is quickly becoming one of the most popular supplements on the market. 

Dealing With Loss and Grief During the Holiday Season

Are you dreading the upcoming holiday season because you will be spending it without a loved one? Dr. Megan Spencer from Dakota Family Services met with us to give her advice on how to recognize signs of grief in ourselves, ways to spend the holidays while dealing with loss and grief, how to honor those loved ones and more.

How do I stay healthy down there?

Dr. Conlen states, “A vagina is basically a self-cleaning oven.” It’s important to keep her happy and healthy! We recommend the following tips for staying healthy down there:

Signs Your Teen Is Vaping

Did you know one vape is equivalent to one pack of cigarettes? Vaping has gotten more known among teenagers in the past few years. Now, many more teenagers are using e-cigarettes. When teens vape, they are inhaling steam that comes from hot nicotine liquid. We sat down with Dr. Lester Hartman who has over 35 years of experience in pediatric care on the truth about teen vaping.

Alcohol Free Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Entertaining during the holiday season can be a great time but also very stressful. Are you looking for non-alcoholic punch recipes to wow your crowd? We’ve got you covered! These recipes are more special feeling than a soda or iced tea, and everyone in the household can enjoy them. What better holiday gift is there than that?

Supplements: When and Why to Take Them

Supplements are a small contribution to the overall outcomes of a person’s health. While it is most beneficial to get what your body needs from your diet, the average American has a pretty limited diet in regards to the vitamins and minerals that come from food, and adding the right supplements can help us achieve optimal health.

The Benefits of a Collagen Supplement and Why It May Be Right For You

Many factors such as aging, environment, and lifestyle contribute to the decline of collagen production in our bodies, increasing early signs of aging. That's why collagen is quickly becoming one of the most popular supplements on the market. But is it right for you?

The Proven Health Benefits of Ashwagandha (and what is it?)

Ashwa-what? The name may be hard to understand, but the benefits are not. Ashwagandha has been proven to help reduce stress and is filled with so many more health benefits. Read on to learn more!

Keep Your Body Strong with Powerhouse Checkable Wellness Supplements!

Here at Checkable Medical, we are famously fussy about what goes into our bodies. So we want to deliver only the best of the best products with high-quality ingredients you and your family will love and enjoy. Our Checkable Wellness supplements are non-GMO, gluten-free, lactose-free, and made without binders or fillers. Who needs that stuff anyway, right? Check out the new line of wellness supplements for yourself!

A Simple, Effective Way to Get a Good Night's Sleep (with Melatonin)

Juggling life as a mom, wife, professional, friend, and daughter can make life hectic. The tug of the roles can make it difficult to shut your brain off when you need to. With something on your mind at all times, getting to sleep and staying asleep is a task of its own. However, there's a simple, effective way to grab the zzzs you need for a good night's sleep.