Category: Disease Management

flu tips
Nov 6 2018

5 things you should know about the flu

Disease Management

You’ve probably seen the signs in your local pharmacy, doctor’s office, even the grocery store. They all have the same message—it’s time to get your annual flu shot. Although flu activity is still low in most states, the time to start getting ready is now, well before the number of people with the flu grows... Read More

Chemotherapy-induced hair loss
Oct 16 2018

Answers to the top questions about lymphoma (Part 2)

Disease Management

To help you learn more about this type of cancer, which affects both children and adults, this is the second of two blog posts that will answer the top questions about the symptoms and treatment options for this disease. What are they symptoms of lymphoma? Symptoms can vary depending on the type of lymphoma. The... Read More

Oct 9 2018

Answers to the top questions about lymphoma (Part 1)

Disease Management

To help you learn more about lymphoma, which affects both children and adults, this is the first of two blog posts that will answer the top questions about this disease. What is lymphoma? Lymphoma is the name for a group of more than 60 types of cancer that start in the lymphatic system, part of... Read More

Lower your risk of cataracts
Aug 7 2018

6 ways to lower your risk of cataracts

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

You may think that cataracts are something you don’t have to worry about until you reach your 60s or 70s, but cataracts actually can start forming in your 40s and 50s. Cataracts affect about 24.4 million Americans age 40 and older. And nearly half of all Americans have developed the condition by age 75. Although... Read More

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breast cancer
Jul 31 2018

How to protect your heart during breast cancer treatment

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

Like all types of medical care, treatment for breast cancer comes with both benefits and risks. Earlier this year, a scientific statement published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation spurred media coverage of the link between some types of breast cancer treatment and an increased risk of developing heart failure and other types of... Read More

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high blood pressure
Jun 12 2018

High blood pressure can hurt more than your heart

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

You probably know that undiagnosed, untreated, and poorly controlled high blood pressure can increase your risk of cardiovascular problems including angina (chest pain), heart failure, and heart attack. What you may not know is that high blood pressure can cause a wide range of other serious health problems. When your blood pressure is high for... Read More

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sleep problems
Jun 5 2018

Trouble sleeping? Learn what treatments may help

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you have trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep, or getting good quality sleep, you’re not alone, although it can feel that way in the middle of yet another sleepless night. According to statistics compiled by the American Sleep Association, 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. have a sleep disorder, and the number... Read More

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brain injury
May 15 2018

What you need to know about traumatic brain injury

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is more common than you may realize. Worldwide, about 50 million people each year experience this type of injury. These injuries range in severity and can be caused by a bump or blow to the head, a jolt to the head that causes the brain to twist or bounce against the... Read More

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overcoming a family history of heart disease
Apr 10 2018

Can you Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease if it’s In Your Family History?

Disease Management  •  By Susan Walker

If your parents and grandparents had heart disease, you might assume that family history means you’re destined for the same diagnosis. Although your genes do play a role in your risk of developing heart disease, there are steps you can take to lower your risk. The first step is to talk with your primary care... Read More

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treatment plan
Mar 20 2018

Why you should set treatment goals when you face a serious illness

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

Receiving a diagnosis of a serious illness can be overwhelming. Most people aren’t sure what to do next and simply follow their doctor’s treatment recommendations. But if your condition isn’t an emergency, like a heart attack or stroke, you may want to take some time to get a second opinion on your diagnosis and treatment... Read More

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