Category: Disease Management

Diabetes complications
Jan 19 2024

A prevention plan for diabetes complications

Disease Management

Type 2 diabetes affects more than 38 million American children, teens, and adults, with more than 8 million of those people unaware they’re living with the disease. A recent study projects that globally, cases of all types of diabetes will increase from half a billion to 1.3 billion by 2050, with type 2 diabetes making... Read More

Oct 17 2023

Migraine is more than a bad headache

Disease Management

While migraine is a type of headache, it can cause more severe symptoms and different symptoms than an occasional headache brought on by tension or eye strain and can occur more frequently. Migraine is a neurological condition that can be disabling for some of the 10% of women and men around the world who live... Read More

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blood cancer
Sep 26 2023

New treatments offer more options for people diagnosed with blood cancer

Disease Management

There’s encouraging news for people who have been diagnosed with blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. A range of new treatment breakthroughs and new approaches to using existing treatments is increasing the survivability rates for these types of cancers. National Cancer Institute statistics on five-year survival have increased to 66.7% for leukemia, 88.9%... Read More

Taking over-the-counter medication issues
Sep 25 2023

Are You Taking Over-The-Counter Medications Too Often or for Too Long?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

Over the counter medicine. The risks + benefits. You might think that because a medication is available over the counter, there are no serious risks from using it. But even over-the-counter drugs can cause problems if you don’t take the correct dose or take the medications too frequently or for too long a period of... Read More

thyroid disease
Jun 6 2023

Could your symptoms be caused by thyroid disease?

Disease Management

Maybe you’ve been feeling more tired than usual even though you’re getting plenty of sleep. Or you’ve put on or lost weight even though your eating and exercise habits haven’t changed. Or you’re more sensitive to heat or cold. These hard-to-pin-down symptoms can be caused by thyroid disease, a condition that affects approximately 20 million... Read More

kidney disease
Mar 21 2023

Could you be at risk for chronic kidney disease?

Disease Management

Kidney disease is more common than you may realize. Currently, 37 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. That number is growing quickly, with 1 in 7 adults in this country living with kidney disease, making it the fastest growing non-communicable disease in the U.S. The good news is that... Read More

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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integrative oncology
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

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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