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Oct 15 2013

Webinar: Smart ways to protect your brain health

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Join us for a free webinar to learn how you can protect the health of your brain as you grow older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 16 million Americans are living with cognitive impairment. While some of those are younger people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury,... Read More

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Oct 8 2013

Health and wellness: How will you care for your parents as they age?

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

When we are young, we rely on our parents to provide most everything we need for a healthy life. As our parents grow older, that relationship begins to change. It becomes our job to make sure all’s well with the health and wellbeing of our parents. The foundation of healthy aging: a whole person perspective... Read More

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Oct 2 2013

Heart smart: Why you should be eating a Mediterranean diet

Preventive Care  •  By Michael Scott

What’s the best diet for reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke? A large, randomized 5-year study conducted in Spain suggests that a traditional Mediterranean diet may be the leading contender. Read More

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Sep 24 2013

Health and wellness: Are you following the right exercise regimen?

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

You know that getting regular exercise is essential to your health and can help reduce your risk of a range of chronic diseases including heart disease and diabetes. Some studies have also found an association between exercise and a decreased risk of certain cancers and Alzheimer’s disease. Is your exercise routine fine-tuned to promote better health... 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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Sep 3 2013

Five changes that could lower your prostate cancer risk

Preventive Care  •  By Michael Scott

By proactively making changes to what you eat, your activity level and other lifestyle factors, you may be able to decrease your risk of prostate cancer, the second most common cancer in American men. The potential benefits of these lifestyle changes are supported by evidence from a range of clinical studies, an important factor to... Read More

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Aug 22 2013

Family health and wellness: Keep your kids active and safe

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

In addition to a healthy diet, one of the most effective approaches to keeping children and teens healthy is to encourage regular physical activity. For many children, that activity takes the form of organized sports. For others, it means biking, skateboarding, or a pick-up game of street hockey. Now that you have  your children out... Read More

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Aug 19 2013

Healthy sleep: one of five keys to health and wellness

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

On the most basic level, we all want to live a long and healthy life. While material possessions, career success and other achievements can enhance our lives, the most essential element of living well is your overall health and wellness. So, what steps do you need to take to guard and improve your health? Read More

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Aug 2 2013

Do you need a routine PSA test to screen for prostate cancer?

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

At its annual meeting in May 2013, the American Urological Association (AUA) announced updated recommendations about when and for which men prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing was appropriate. The blood test measures levels of prostate specific antigen, a protein produced by cells in the prostate gland. Higher levels of PSA can indicate the presence of... Read More

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Jul 25 2013

A new resource for personalized healthcare

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

There are literally thousands of sources for personalized healthcare and wellness advisory information available on the Internet, so why are we creating one more? When you search a health concern, like heart disease or how to reduce your cancer risk, you’re bombarded with results. Googling heart disease, for example, delivers a staggering 244,000,000 results. Some... Read More