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 14 2014

Are you eating the right foods to protect the health of your brain?

Preventive Care  •  By Michael Scott

Diet is one of the top items on most people’s list of New Year’s resolutions, but the foods you choose can affect more than your weight. According to a growing number of studies, diet can play a key role in protecting your brain against Alzheimer’s disease and other types of age-related cognitive decline. What should... 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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Dec 17 2013

Health care cost and complexity necessitate closer attention

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

This week’s blog comes from a guest author, Derek Fitteron, CEO of Medical Cost Advocate. We invited him to share his insights on the issue of medical costs and medical billing errors. The complexity and cost of health care are on everyone’s mind. With the implementation of the Health Care Reform Act, the pace of... Read More

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Dec 10 2013

Should you be taking a cholesterol-lowering statin?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

Cholesterol used to be all about your number, but that’s changing. New guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association could mean that you’ll leave your next doctor’s visit with a prescription for a cholesterol-lowering statin medication.  To learn more about the new guidelines, we talked with George Rodgers, MD, FACC,... Read More

Dec 5 2013

Webinar: Sedentary death syndrome—Why you need to exercise now

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

You know you should exercise, but you’re busy, or it’s too cold or too hot, or you just don’t like working out. How much of a problem can not exercising regularly really be? A very big problem, more and more studies are finding. One recent study found that people who sit for more than 11... Read More

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Dec 2 2013

Should you get a yearly lung cancer screening?

Preventive Care  •  By Robert Conners

Lung cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the United States and it’s also the most deadly. It’s the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and accounts for approximately 28 percent of all cancer deaths. When lung cancer is diagnosed in its earliest stages, the cure rate is 50 percent... Read More

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Nov 19 2013

Webinar: Learn how exercise can transform your health

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Join us for a free webinar on the many different ways that exercise can transform your health and overall wellbeing. You’ve certainly heard that exercise provides a myriad of health benefits: improving the health of your heart helping you maintain a healthy weight combatting depression helping you lower your blood pressure lowering your cholesterol and... Read More

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Nov 12 2013

Pre-surgery drug may help women battle aggressive breast cancer

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted fast track approval for the biologic, targeted cancer drug pertuzumab, known by the brand name PerjetaR, to treat HER2-positive breast cancer before surgery. The drug had previously been approved last year to treat late stage, HER2-positive breast cancer. Additional larger clinical trials to confirm the results... Read More

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Nov 1 2013

Can healthy aging strategies protect your memory?

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

As we age, we expect our memory to get a bit less sharp, but a number of studies suggest that there are several fairly simple ways we can fight against memory and cognition loss. To understand what you can do to protect the health of your brain as you grow older, you need to know... Read More

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