Category: Disease Management

Why you should take acid reflux seriously
Apr 19 2016

Why you should take acid reflux seriously

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re one of the 25 million Americans who has symptoms of acid reflux every day, you should make an appointment with your doctor. Persistent, untreated acid reflux can not only be very uncomfortable, but it can also lead to more serious health problems, including an increased risk of esophageal cancer. Early diagnosis and treatment... Read More

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Apr 12 2016

Help your child manage a chronic health problem away from home

Disease Management, Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

If your children are living with a chronic health problem like diabetes, asthma, depression or anxiety, or epilepsy, it’s important they know how to get the care they need when they’re away from home. Whether they’re headed to summer camp or going away to school, there are steps you should take well before they leave... Read More

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Questions to ask before joint replacement
Apr 5 2016

Questions You Should Ask Before Joint Replacement Surgery

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If your doctor has recommended joint replacement, there’s some information you should gather before setting a date for surgery. Whether your surgery is to replace your hip or knee, you should first get a second opinion from an experienced, fellowship trained joint replacement surgeon to help you determine if surgery is the most appropriate option.... Read More

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How you can live healthier with heart disease
Mar 29 2016

Living with heart disease? How to be healthier

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re one of the more than 85 million Americans who are living with heart disease, there are several proactive steps you can take to improve your overall health and lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and other heart problems. The best advice is not to try to make all these changes at... Read More

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Are there health risks from heartburn medications?
Mar 22 2016

Are there health risks linked to heartburn medications?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

Over-the-counter and prescription proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of heartburn medications used to treat gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), are taken regularly by an estimated 15 million people in the U.S. These medications block the production of stomach acid to prevent acid reflux and heartburn. While the drugs are effective at reducing the symptoms of GERD,... Read More

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What you can do to be healthier during cancer treatment
Feb 2 2016

Proactive steps you can take to improve your health during cancer treatment

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you or a loved one is undergoing cancer treatment, there are a number of things you can do to take good care of yourself and improve your overall wellness. Eating a healthy diet, getting exercise, and effectively managing stress all offer a number of benefits. What to eat Cancer treatment can affect your appetite... Read More

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How women can make sure they get the best care after a heart attack
Jan 19 2016

The questions women should ask to make sure they get the best care after a heart attack

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women in the U.S., with more women than men dying of the disease each year. A recent presentation of study findings at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting noted that women are less likely to leave the hospital after a heart attack with recommendations for... Read More

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Treatment for heart disease
Dec 15 2015

Men and women may need different treatment for heart failure

Disease Management, Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

If you have heart failure, you receive essentially the same treatment whether you’re a man or a woman. But a new study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that men’s and women’s hearts age differently. That raises the question—should treatment for heart failure be different for a man than... Read More

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stem cell
Dec 1 2015

Questions on Non-Surgical Treatment Options Before You Have Surgery

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If your physician has told you that you need surgery, you may want to explore your non-surgical treatment options first. There are a number of conditions, from back pain to clogged arteries in the heart, for which there may be effective, non-surgical treatments. Questions to ask when surgery is recommended The first step is to... Read More

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treatment for early stage breast cancer
Oct 6 2015

Study raises questions about how to treat the earliest stage of breast cancer

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

Each year, about 60,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Many of them undergo surgery, radiation and hormonal therapy to combat the cancer. A recent study, however, raised questions about what the most appropriate and effective treatment approach is for DCIS. What... Read More

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