Category: Personalized Healthcare

Genetic link to breast cancer
Dec 30 2014

Scientists uncover new genetic link to breast cancer. Are you at risk?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

By the end of 2014, doctors in the U.S. will have diagnosed more than 232,000 new cases of breast cancer. For some women, this disease has a strong link to mutations in the BRCA genes. Now, a study published a few months ago in the New England Journal of Medicine uncovered a possible new relationship between... Read More

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make the most of doctor's appointment
Dec 11 2014

6 ways to make the most of your doctor’s appointment

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

One of the most common concerns you’ll hear about healthcare is that people feel that their doctor’s appointments are rushed and they don’t get enough time to ask questions. With the addition of millions of newly insured Americans, doctors’ schedules are getting even tighter, with appointments lasting an average of just seven to 12 minutes.... Read More

Cancer patients and fertility
Nov 18 2014

5 questions cancer patients should ask about freezing their eggs or embryos

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re a women who’s about to undergo radiation or chemotherapy cancer treatment and you’re thinking about getting pregnant in the future, it’s important to talk to a doctor about options that can help protect your fertility before treatment starts. Two of the most common options are the freezing or banking of eggs or embryos.... Read More

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Qualified medical specialist
Nov 11 2014

How do you know your specialist is qualified to treat you?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

Typically, you can rely on your primary care doctor to attend to most of your medical needs, whether you have the flu, need to monitor cholesterol levels or have to manage a chronic disease such as asthma or osteoarthritis. However, if you’ve been diagnosed with a serious or complex medical condition, such as cancer, or you... Read More

breast cancer diagnosis
Oct 30 2014

Were you diagnosed with breast cancer? Genetic testing may be crucial

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

By the end of 2014, doctors in the U.S. will have diagnosed more than 232,000 women and 2,300 men in the U.S. with breast cancer. Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this is an opportune time to discuss how pivotal genetic testing can be if you’ve been newly diagnosed with the malignancy. After you’re diagnosed, you... Read More

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Conquer leukemia
Oct 17 2014

Mother joins son’s fight to conquer leukemia

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Cindy Piazza

All any parent ever wants is for his or her child to be happy and healthy. When a little boy or girl is diagnosed with cancer, the news can leave parents feeling angry, sad or in shock. Making the situation even more difficult is the fact that much of the news – the diagnosis, the... Read More

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Type 2 diabetes
Oct 7 2014

Do you have Type 2 diabetes? You may be at risk for mild cognitive impairment

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

Between 90 and 95 percent of cases of diabetes in the U.S. are Type 2. In the long term, this condition, if not properly managed, increases the risk for several health complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney problems and limb amputations. Now, research suggests that Type 2 diabetes may also be linked to mild cognitive... Read More

Specialists can help children with learning disabilities succeed in school.
Oct 2 2014

Do you suspect your child has a learning disability?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

After a month or two of school, you’ve probably developed a routine with your kids. If you help your children with their homework, you also have an idea of what their curriculum looks like and how they should be progressing. Many children have trouble when they’re learning to read and write. If your child is in his or... Read More

The number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 70 has increased sixfold.
Sep 16 2014

More prostate cancer patients diagnosed at younger age: Are you at risk?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

During the past 20 years, the number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer before their 70s and 80s, the typical age for diagnosis of this disease, increased nearly sixfold, according to new research published in the journal Nature Reviews: Urology. The study explores the risk factors associated with these earlier diagnoses. Although prostate cancer can... Read More

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Prostate cancer patients should discuss the various treatment options with their doctors.
Sep 4 2014

Prostate cancer treatments: Making the tough choice

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

Every year, about 300,000 men in the U.S. are diagnosed with prostate cancer. A man has a 1 in 6 chance of developing this disease in his lifetime. Although most cases of prostate cancer are non-aggressive, there is always a chance that the malignancy can spread to other organs, which makes ongoing surveillance and appropriate... Read More