Category: Personalized Healthcare

An accurate EMR can be the key to better healthcare.
Jul 17 2014

How proactive reviews and updates to your medical record can protect your health

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Cindy Piazza

In recent years, the healthcare community has been promoting the benefits of collecting and storing your personal and medical information in electronic medical record systems (EMRs). While you may assume that records your doctor has gathered are accurate and up to date, take note: A recent University of Chicago study indicates that 95 percent of... Read More

Innovative diagnostics are pivotal to personalized healthcare.
Jul 15 2014

Innovative diagnostic tests: The key to personalized healthcare?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

Personalized medicine that is tailored to individuals based on their genetic or metabolic profiles rather than disease group, is the next logical step in the evolution of healthcare. Not only does personalizing therapy in this way treat disease more effectively than traditional approaches, it also reduces the likelihood of side effects and wasteful spending. The... Read More

People may have questions about news reports that measles vaccines are treating cancer.
Jul 2 2014

Connecting the dots between measles and cancer treatment

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

If you or someone you love is living with a malignant disease, you may follow the news about emerging innovative treatments. For example, researchers recently reported that special formulations of measles and polio viruses are powerful enough to kill cancer cells. Does that mean these are the cures we’ve been waiting for? Read More

Personalized medicine delivers more effective cancer treatment
May 21 2014

Personalized medicine delivers more effective cancer treatment

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

Cancer research is advancing with each passing year, and though no cure has been found yet, the odds of survival increase as more efficient and accurate treatment options are developed. Determining which treatment is most likely to be effective for an individual patient, however, can prove difficult. Read More

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Mar 28 2014

Personalized healthcare: How biomarkers lead to more effective drugs

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

Even though pharmaceutical companies spend several years and billions of dollars developing their products, there is no guarantee that a mass-produced drug will work for every patient. For patients with certain illnesses, a personalized medicine approach to treatment that includes drugs that target aspects of their specific genetic makeup can lead to more effective treatments. Read More

Mar 12 2014

Will the Affordable Care Act mean changes to your private insurance?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Bruce Spector

To keep you informed about the impact of Affordable Care Act (ACA), this is the second in a series of articles highlighting the ACA’s potential effect on healthcare planning for you and your family. In this post, we focus on the law’s impact on people who had individual or employer-sponsored health insurance before the passage... Read More

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Jan 28 2014

How will the Affordable Care Act change Medicare?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Bruce Spector

Since it was passed in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), informally known as Obamacare, has been the source of much discussion regarding the future of our healthcare system.  To keep you informed, this is the first in a series of articles that will highlight the potential areas of impact on future healthcare planning for... Read More

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Jan 21 2014

Is stress making you sick?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Robert Conners

The phone is ringing. Your father is ill. Your children need help with their homework. You’re on an impossible work deadline.  Just reading this litany is enough to make anyone’s blood pressure rise. While it’s not possible to avoid all stressors, it is possible to learn to manage stress better. Why is stress management important?... Read More

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Jan 6 2014

How to maintain access to health care in face of physician shortages

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

It’s getting harder to find a primary care doctor and that could have a significant impact on your health. The number of practicing physicians in the U.S. has been in decline for decades. At the same time, the total U.S. population and the number of people 65 and older, who usually use more health care... Read More

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Sep 20 2013

Personalized therapy for cancer: New hope for patients

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

For decades, certain cancers were difficult or impossible to battle, meaning that patients frequently lived only months after diagnosis. A recent Wall Street Journal article and video  highlights the significant progress that’s being made in developing drugs that target the specific genetic mutations linked to the development of certain cancers and the impact this is... Read More

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