summer SAD
Jun 13 2022

Seasonal affective disorder doesn’t just happen in winter

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

When they hear about seasonal affective disorder (SAD), most people think about the type of depression that occurs during the fall and winter when the days are darker and colder. While that’s the most common form of this mental health condition, it does have a summer counterpart. For people living with seasonal affective disorder that... Read More

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Jun 6 2022

Webinar: Sun Life 10th annual research report findings

Webinar  •  By Miles Varn, MD

For 10 years, Sun Life has been sharing its data, insights, and an overview of trends surrounding the highest cost health insurance claims and high-cost injectable drugs. Join us on Wednesday, June 8th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET) for a free webinar presentation and panel discussion focused on Sun Life’s latest research on these... Read More

Depression
May 31 2022

A whole-person approach to treating depression

Complementary & Integrative Medicine  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

We talked with Dr. Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc, a naturopathic physician who specializes in treating patients with mental health conditions. Dr. Bongiorno graduated from Bastyr University and completed five years of training in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. Before medical school, he researched as a pre-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland... Read More

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mentla health
May 26 2022

Mental health: Could a physical problem be causing your psychological symptoms?

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re experiencing the symptoms of mental health issues like anxiety or depression, you may want to discuss with your doctor whether these symptoms could be the result of a physical health problem. A number of different physical health problems share symptoms with mental health conditions, which can sometimes lead to misdiagnosis. When should you... Read More

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May 23 2022

Webinar overview: Current healthcare challenges and impacts on the future of care

Webinar  •  By Miles Varn, MD

We recently talked with Amy Fahrenkopf, MD, MPH, president of HSS Health and senior vice president at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Michael Zinner, MD, chief executive officer and executive medical director at Miami Cancer Institute. We discussed the disruption that the pandemic has caused in healthcare and what impact the challenges that disruption... Read More

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Heartland virus
May 16 2022

What you should know about the tick-borne Heartland virus

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Spring and summer mean you’ll be spending more time enjoying the outdoors. Activities like gardening, hiking, camping, and taking the dog for a walk in the park are great ways to get some exercise and manage stress. But there are some potential health risks that come with spending more time outside. The number of cases... Read More

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endometriosis
May 9 2022

How women with endometriosis can get the right diagnosis

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Approximately six to ten percent of women in the U.S. are living with endometriosis, a chronic condition that causes tissue similar to tissue of the uterus to grow outside of the womb. For women who report chronic pelvic pain, some studies have found that 71 to 87% of them have endometriosis. The number of American... Read More

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integrative oncology
May 2 2022

Pioneering a new, individualized approach to medical cannabis treatment

Complementary & Integrative Medicine  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

We talked with Dr. Ben Caplan, one of the foremost doctors in the new field of cannabis medicine. A licensed, board-certified Doctor of Family Medicine, Dr. Caplan received his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the Boston Medical Center. For the past two decades, he... Read More

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doctor's appointments
Apr 25 2022

Caregiver tips for doctor’s appointments with older relatives

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

If you’re a caregiver for an older parent, relative, partner, or friend, one part of your role may be taking the person you care for to doctor’s appointments. There are several steps that can help you be a respectful, effective advocate and supporter for your loved one. These steps also play an important role in... Read More

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dementia
Apr 21 2022

Managing these risk factors may lower your risk of dementia

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Nearly 6 million adults in the U.S. are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia according to data gathered by the CDC. As the number of Americans 65 or older grows, the number of people with these types of dementias is projected to increase to around 14 million over the course... Read More

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