Posts from 2016

How attitude affects healthy aging
Jul 26 2016

Healthy aging: Studies identify a new link to longevity

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Healthy aging depends on many different factors, from your genetic makeup to lifestyle choices, such as exercise, weight, and stress management, and health problems and illnesses you develop over your lifetime. There is, however, another factor that researchers have found may have a significant impact on your health and how long you live—your attitude about... Read More

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Jul 19 2016

What you need to know when making advanced cancer treatment decisions

Disease Management  •  By Susan Walker

If you have been diagnosed with advanced cancer, you need information to decide what treatment options are the most appropriate for your specific situation. One of the key pieces of information that you’ll want to factor into your decision is your prognosis (the predicted course of the disease). A recent study by researchers at the... Read More

Why you shouldn't make decisions based on healthcare costs alone
Jul 12 2016

Why you shouldn’t make choices on healthcare costs alone

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

As healthcare costs and the average deductible and copay continue to rise, you may be looking for ways to lower the amount you’re paying for the care you receive. A recent report from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) found that the cost of common services, from surgery to diagnostic tests and X-rays, can vary... Read More

Health roadmap
Jun 30 2016

Do you have a roadmap to a healthier and more secure future?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

In a busy life it’s hard to know what next week will bring, much less next year or the next decade. But having a roadmap that focuses on both health and financial security through every stage of your family’s life is an important tool that can help you stay on track and achieve your goals.... Read More

Dealing with chronic health problems at work
Jun 28 2016

Are Chronic Health Problems Making You Miss Work?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re one of the more than 117 million Americans living with chronic health problems, your health may be causing you to miss work or may make it more difficult to do your job. There are a number of steps you can take to better manage chronic health problems, which can improve your overall wellbeing,... Read More

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Healthy travel for young children and older adults
Jun 21 2016

Healthy travel tips for children and older adults

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re planning a trip with your whole family, there are some important healthy travel tips that can help make your vacation a safer and healthier one for the youngest and oldest members of your family. By planning ahead, you can lower the risk of some health issues and make sure you’re prepared to handle... Read More

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Questions to ask about your new prescription
Jun 14 2016

Questions to Ask Your Doctor When Getting a New Prescription

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

Every day in the U.S., at least one person dies due to a prescription drug error and more than 1.3 million people are injured as a result of these medical errors each year according to the Food and Drug Administration. The best way to protect yourself and your family from prescription errors, drug interactions, and... Read More

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Live healthier with arthritis
Jun 7 2016

Tips to help you live healthier with arthritis

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re one of the more than 52 million adults in the U.S. living with arthritis, there are lifestyle changes you can make to help manage your symptoms better and maintain your mobility. Many of these changes not only help your joints, they can also have a positive effect on your heart, brain, and overall... Read More

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End of life care questions
May 24 2016

End of Life Care: Questions You Should be Asking

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

End of life care can be a difficult topic to discuss, but it’s an important discussion to have. One study found that 80% of people said that if they were seriously ill, they would want to talk with their doctor about end of life care, but that only 7% had done so. There are a... Read More

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Is spinal fusion the right choice for you?
May 17 2016

Questions to Ask About Spinal Fusion Surgery

Disease Management  •  By Susan Walker

There has been a significant increase in the number of people who undergo spinal fusion surgery to treat back and leg pain, but a new study suggests that spinal fusion may not be the most appropriate treatment for many of these people. The goal of the study was to compare pain relief and the ability... Read More

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