Category: Healthy Living

healthy aging
Aug 17 2021

What are the key strategies for healthy aging?

Healthy Living  •  By Miles Varn, MD

There’s no magic elixir that will prevent you from getting older, but by making appropriate lifestyle choices and being proactive about finding new ways to optimize your health, you can be healthier as you grow older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent update of the report, “The State of Aging... Read More

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anxiety
Jun 8 2021

Back to normal? For some people, it’s harder to be a social citizen again.

Healthy Living  •  By Miles Varn, MD

The number of people who’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. continues to climb and, in response, many states are relaxing or ending rules that have been in place during the pandemic. Fewer people are required to wear masks in public, more people are allowed in restaurants and stores at the same time, and... Read More

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relationship
May 25 2021

Has the pandemic strained your relationship? Try these strategies.

Healthy Living  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Perhaps before the pandemic you felt like you didn’t get to spend enough time with your spouse or partner. The time demands of work and social obligations may have meant less time time alone with your loved one. But for many people, that changed dramatically with work from home and limits imposed on social interaction... Read More

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wellness
Apr 30 2019

The keys to wellness during and after cancer treatment

Healthy Living  •  By Miles Varn, MD

PinnacleCare talked with Dr. Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, a practitioner at Naturopathic Specialists, LLC in Scottsdale AZ, about steps people who have been diagnosed with cancer can take to achieve a higher level of wellness during and after cancer treatment. Dr. Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been... Read More

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New approaches can help you manage seasonal allergies.
May 16 2014

Got allergies? Try these new approaches for allergy relief

Healthy Living  •  By Miles Varn

With spring well underway and summer around the corner, people with hay fever may feel desperate for relief, and their numbers continue to grow. Experts from the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) estimated that about 50 million people live with hay fever, which are also known as nasal allergies or allergic rhinitis. Nearly 30... Read More

Man comfortably sleeping in his bed at night
Apr 15 2014

Medication-free strategies for dealing with insomnia

Healthy Living  •  By Miles Varn

Difficulty falling asleep at night can negatively affect your mood, productivity at work and ability to interact with coworkers and family. To help combat this problem, a health care provider may prescribe medications, some of which may cause adverse reactions. Fortunately, there are several medication-free strategies for dealing with insomnia that can promote a full and restful night’s sleep. Read More

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Oct 22 2013

Conquering back pain without surgery or medication

Healthy Living  •  By Miles Varn

Are you living with chronic back pain? You’re not alone. More than 85 percent of Americans will suffer from back or neck pain at some point in their lives and more than 26 million adults under the age of 65 live with frequent back pain. Many of those people are prescribed pain medication or undergo... Read More

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