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

Jul 19 2013

Should you get a second opinion?

Second Opinion  •  By Miles Varn

Why is it important to get a second opinion when you’re facing a serious medical diagnosis? When you make an important decision, like buying a home, writing a will, or investing your money, you do research to gather the information you need to make an educated, informed choice. While you can gather some of that... Read More