Category: Disease Management

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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cancer rehab
Sep 29 2015

What is cancer prehab and how could it help you fight cancer?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

A growing number of people preparing to undergo cancer treatment are choosing to take part in “prehab” before treatment begins. But what is prehab and what benefits can it offer? The term was first used to describe specially designed, structured exercise programs for people who were scheduled for orthopedic joint replacement or heart surgery. In... Read More

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adult ADHD
Sep 24 2015

9 Common ADHD Symptoms in Adults

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

When you think of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the first image that probably springs to mind is a young child squirming in his seat or racing from activity to activity. But that’s not the only face of ADHD. Experts estimate that approximately 8 million American adults also live with ADHD, though very few of... Read More

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Birth control pill Injection Medication and Injection devices made vintage style
Aug 13 2015

What you need to know before you buy prescription medications online

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

The attraction of buying prescription medications online is that prices can be lower than your local pharmacy, but those savings can come with some risk. Some websites deliver illegal, counterfeit or incorrect medications and medical devices, which can put your health at risk. So what do you need to know before buying prescription medications online?... Read More

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emergency room
Aug 6 2015

When infectious disease strikes, time is of the essence

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

There are some infectious diseases, such as chicken pox, that can usually be treated by your primary care physician. But other, more serious infections can be difficult to diagnose correctly and require the care of a specialist to ensure you receive the most appropriate and effective treatment. With many infectious diseases, getting the right diagnosis... Read More

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choosing the right organ transplant program
Jul 28 2015

Do you need a transplant? How to choose the right program

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If your physician told you that you needed an organ transplant, would you know how to navigate the complex process of choosing a transplant program and surgeon? Fortunately, there are several resources you can turn to for help. One good place to start exploring and evaluating transplant programs is the non-profit United Network for Organ... Read More

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