Posts from 2022
Age-related macular degeneration: Is your sight at risk?
As the U.S. population ages, the number of people living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss in people 55 and older, has grown substantially. Less than 10 years ago, CDC data noted that 1.8 million Americans had been diagnosed with this disease. Today, according to the National Eye Institute, 11... Read More
What to consider when you need a fertility specialist
If you’re trying to start a family and are having trouble getting pregnant, you may want to consider consulting a fertility or reproduction medicine specialist. Fertility specialists also help same sex and trans partners conceive. Fertility issues are more common than many people realize. According to CDC data, 19% of heterosexual women between the ages... Read More
Exercise safety: Why “no pain, no gain” can lead to injury
If you think that you have to really suffer to benefit from a workout, you may be setting yourself up for injuries. The mantra, “no pain, no gain,” has contributed to the belief that experiencing pain during exercise means you’re getting a better workout. However, pain is the brain’s way of signaling that you should... Read More
Are you taking the right steps to protect your family from skin cancer?
It’s summer and you and your family are probably spending a lot more time enjoying the outdoors. Whether you’re at the beach or pool, working in the garden, or enjoying a leisurely walk around the neighborhood, there’s one thing you should always do before you step outside—take steps to protect your skin from the sun’s... Read More
What is longevity medicine?
We talked with Dr. Erica Oberg, ND, MPH, an integrative and natural medicine specialist whose clinical practice focuses on preventing, reversing, and taming chronic disease, neuro-regeneration, and anti-aging. Dr. Oberg has practiced integrative and natural medicine for nearly 20 years and has held leadership positions in medical schools, NIH research, public health, and clinical practice.... Read More
These proactive steps can help you manage the risk of common serious conditions
For 10 years, Sun Life has published an annual research report focused on the highest cost health insurance claims. The data in the report is drawn from Sun Life’s stop loss claims, a type of insurance employers who self-fund their health insurance plan purchase to protect against the financial impact of very high cost health... Read More
Seasonal affective disorder doesn’t just happen in winter
When they hear about seasonal affective disorder (SAD), most people think about the type of depression that occurs during the fall and winter when the days are darker and colder. While that’s the most common form of this mental health condition, it does have a summer counterpart. For people living with seasonal affective disorder that... Read More
Webinar: Sun Life 10th annual research report findings
For 10 years, Sun Life has been sharing its data, insights, and an overview of trends surrounding the highest cost health insurance claims and high-cost injectable drugs. Join us on Wednesday, June 8th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET) for a free webinar presentation and panel discussion focused on Sun Life’s latest research on these... Read More
A whole-person approach to treating depression
We talked with Dr. Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc, a naturopathic physician who specializes in treating patients with mental health conditions. Dr. Bongiorno graduated from Bastyr University and completed five years of training in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. Before medical school, he researched as a pre-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland... Read More
Mental health: Could a physical problem be causing your psychological symptoms?
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of mental health issues like anxiety or depression, you may want to discuss with your doctor whether these symptoms could be the result of a physical health problem. A number of different physical health problems share symptoms with mental health conditions, which can sometimes lead to misdiagnosis. When should you... Read More