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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Oct 22 2013

Conquering back pain without surgery or medication

Integrative Medicine  •  By Miles Varn

Are you living with chronic back pain? You’re not alone. More than 85 percent of Americans will suffer from back or neck pain at some point in their lives and more than 26 million adults under the age of 65 live with frequent back pain. Many of those people are prescribed pain medication or undergo... Read More

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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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