Category: Disease Management

medical gaslighting
Sep 27 2022

Medical gaslighting: What is it and how can it affect your health?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Going to the doctor and having your symptoms or concerns dismissed or downplayed is more than a frustrating experience. This failure of your healthcare provider to listen to you and take the symptoms you report seriously can lead to misdiagnosis and significantly delayed diagnosis of a serious health issue. This behavior by medical professionals is... Read More

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monkeypox
Aug 9 2022

Monkeypox: What you should know

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

A little over a week ago, the World Health Organization declared the current global monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern, the organization’s highest alert level indicating that the outbreak is a threat that requires a coordinated international response to prevent further spread of the disease. Globally, more than 23,000 cases have been... Read More

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fertility specialist
Jul 12 2022

What to consider when you need a fertility specialist

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

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

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Sun Life
Jun 22 2022

These proactive steps can help you manage the risk of common serious conditions

Disease Management

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

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summer SAD
Jun 13 2022

Seasonal affective disorder doesn’t just happen in winter

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

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

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endometriosis
May 9 2022

How women with endometriosis can get the right diagnosis

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Approximately six to ten percent of women in the U.S. are living with endometriosis, a chronic condition that causes tissue similar to tissue of the uterus to grow outside of the womb. For women who report chronic pelvic pain, some studies have found that 71 to 87% of them have endometriosis. The number of American... Read More

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substance use disorder
Apr 14 2022

Factors to weigh when choosing substance use disorder treatment

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

During the pandemic, the already significant number of people living with substance use disorder increased. According to data gathered by the CDC, in June 2020, 13% of Americans surveyed said they had started using substances (not including alcohol and tobacco) or increased their use in response to the stress of the pandemic. The number of... Read More

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Aduhelm
Feb 1 2022

Q & A: Key information about the new Alzheimer’s disease drug Aduhelm

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Last June, the FDA granted accelerated approval to aducanumab, which is marketed under the name Aduhelm. It’s the first new medication to treat Alzheimer’s disease that has been approved since 2003. Here are answers to some of the most common questions about this new treatment. Q: How does Aduhelm treat Alzheimer’s disease? A: The brains... Read More

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elective surgery
Jan 18 2022

What to do if your elective surgery is postponed

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, when hospitals were overwhelmed with patients who were seriously ill with the virus, most of them indefinitely postponed all elective surgeries. As the initial surge decreased, these surgeries were rescheduled. Unfortunately, the omicron variant of the virus has put hospitals in a difficult position once again. Because of the... Read More

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prostate cancer
Sep 28 2021

Questions you should ask if you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer

Disease Management  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the U.S. after skin cancer, with 248,530 new cases projected to be diagnosed in 2021. We talked with Geovanni Espinosa, N.D., L. AC., a naturopathic and functional medicine doctor who specializes in treating prostate cancer and other male urological conditions about what questions you... Read More

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