An accurate EMR can be the key to better healthcare.
Oct 23 2018

Pap or HPV test? What to know about cervical cancer screening

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn, M.D.

When it comes to screening for cervical cancer, you may be confused by recent articles about changing screening guidelines. Because each woman’s situation and risk factors are unique, your first step should be to talk with your gynecologist. Here’s some background on the available tests and recommendations that can help you start the discussion. What... 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

medication safety tips
Sep 11 2018

Unused, expired, or lost medication? What to do

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Your recovery after surgery went better than expected, so you have leftover prescription pain medication. Your bottle of anti-allergy eye drops is a year past its due date. You’re on the plane when you suddenly realize you forgot your blood pressure medication. Scenarios like these happen every day. But you may not know what to... Read More

childhood cancer
Aug 28 2018

6 facts you should know about childhood cancer

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

Unless a family member or friend has been diagnosed with childhood cancer, you may not know much about the topic. These 6 key facts can help you learn more. Childhood cancer is relatively rare: Approximately 10, 270 children under the age of 15 were diagnosed with some form of cancer in 2017 according to statistics... Read More

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healthcare directive
Aug 21 2018

Five times you should review and update your healthcare directive

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you have an advanced healthcare directive that outlines what types of medical care you do and do not wish to receive and who should make medical decisions for you if you cannot make them for yourself, then you’re better prepared than nearly 2/3 of Americans. But getting your wishes down on paper in the... Read More

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Doctor injecting vaccine to senior woman
Aug 14 2018

Adult immunizations: What vaccines do you need to protect your family?

Family Caregiving

Everyone’s familiar with childhood immunizations. What you may not be aware of is that vaccine science is continually evolving, with new immunizations being developed and approved almost yearly. Immunizations aren’t simply for the young either. There are a number of booster shot recommendations for adults as well as vaccinations that help protect against shingles, pneumonia,... 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

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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medical records
Jul 24 2018

How to make sure your specialist has the right medical records

Blog  •  By Miles Varn

If you’ve been referred to a specialist, such as a cardiologist, gastroenterologist, orthopedist, or oncologist, it’s important that specialist has access to your complete, up-to-date medical records to ensure that he or she is aware of any health conditions you’re living with, medications you take, and past surgeries and diagnoses. Having that information can help... Read More