beach
Jun 22 2021

The essentials of beach safety

Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn, MD

There hasn’t been a summer in recent memory when people have been more excited to go on vacation. Stay at home orders and other pandemic restrictions have left people longing to relax and recharge. If you and your family are planning a beach vacation this summer, these tips can help you stay safer and healthier.... Read More

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cancer
Jun 15 2021

A pause in screenings may increase number of missed cancer diagnoses

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn, MD

When the COVID-19 pandemic reached the U.S. last year, most hospitals and physician’s offices paused elective and preventive care services to focus on the influx of COVID patients and to reduce the risk of patients being exposed to the virus. Cancer screenings were one of the types of services that were paused. In 2020, this... Read More

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anxiety
Jun 8 2021

Back to normal? For some people, it’s harder to be a social citizen again.

Wellness  •  By Miles Varn, MD

The number of people who’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. continues to climb and, in response, many states are relaxing or ending rules that have been in place during the pandemic. Fewer people are required to wear masks in public, more people are allowed in restaurants and stores at the same time, and... Read More

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relationship
May 25 2021

Has the pandemic strained your relationship? Try these strategies.

Wellness  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Perhaps before the pandemic you felt like you didn’t get to spend enough time with your spouse or partner. The time demands of work and social obligations may have meant less time time alone with your loved one. But for many people, that changed dramatically with work from home and limits imposed on social interaction... Read More

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longevity
May 18 2021

The secret to longevity is simpler than you think

Podcast  •  By Miles Varn, MD

I was recently invited to speak with Dr. Ruchir Sehra and Nancy Rothstein on the Performance Enhancer podcast. We covered a wide range of topics during our discussion, from COVID-19 to the steps you can take to improve your longevity. We share some of the highlights from our discussion in this post. The pandemic has... Read More

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anxiety
May 11 2021

What can parents do to help children manage anxiety?

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

It’s no surprise that more people than ever are living with anxiety. The ongoing pandemic and its emotional and economic fallout, social injustice, and disrupted lives all contribute to a marked increase in people who are reporting symptoms of depression and anxiety. And adults aren’t the only ones experiencing these mental health struggles. A new... Read More

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healthy sleep
May 4 2021

Sleep is essential to health. Learn how to improve your rest and wellbeing.

Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

Sleep problems are nothing new. But the COVID-19 pandemic has not only cast a bright light on sleep challenges, it has made existing sleep issues worse for many people. We talked with Nancy H. Rothstein, The Sleep AmbassadorR, about how the pandemic is affecting sleep for people of all ages, what habits may be making... Read More

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obesity
Apr 27 2021

Is there a link between obesity and brain health?

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

You’re probably aware that obesity can have a negative effect on many aspects of your health, from increasing your risk of developing heart disease and diabetes to a higher risk of arthritis, gallbladder disease, and some types of cancer. But you may not know that obesity can affect the health of your brain. The exact... Read More

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zoom fatigue
Apr 20 2021

Zoom fatigue is real. But you can outsmart it.

Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

Video chat and videoconferencing technology have been important tools during the pandemic. From allowing people hospitalized with COVID-19 and older people isolated in nursing homes to see and talk with loved ones to making remote schooling possible for millions of children around the world, these technologies have helped fill gaps and help people maintain a... Read More

Bad habits
Apr 13 2021

Tips to help you break your pandemic bad habits

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, news outlets and social media were filled with people talking about all the positive ways they intended to use their time during stay at home orders—learning a new language, becoming a better cook, volunteering to call older people who were lonely and isolated, or reading more books. More... Read More

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