Mar 5 2014

Five tips for safer travel abroad

Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn

Whether you’re planning a family trip to Costa Rica or a business trip to Japan, it’s smart to do some simple preparation well before you start packing your bags. Staying safe and healthy is always important and it’s even more so when traveling abroad because dealing with an illness or injury while outside the country... Read More

Feb 25 2014

Protect yourself from the wrong medical diagnosis and treatment

Second Opinion  •  By Robert Conners

While there have been a number of studies that focus on the grave toll that errors made during hospitalization take, fewer researchers have studied an equally important subject—the frequency of and harm caused by incorrect or missed diagnoses. Over the past few years, however, several studies have highlighted the ongoing problem of misdiagnosis and their... Read More

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Feb 11 2014

Why are top CEOs integrating naturopathic medicine in their health strategy?

Complementary & Integrative Medicine, Wellness  •  By Michael Scott

Maybe the last person you would expect to champion the integration of naturopathic medicine approaches into an overall strategy for wellness, prevention, and health is the CEO of one of the country’s top health insurers. But that is precisely what Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna, has done. Dr. Doni Wilson, ND, author of The Stress... Read More

Feb 4 2014

Feeling depressed? You could have seasonal affective disorder.

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

It’s been a particularly tough winter across most of the country and the long, dark days can dampen anyone’s mood. For between 14 million and nearly 19 million people according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness and other experts, however, it’s more than a passing depressed mood. It could be a serious condition known... Read More

Jan 28 2014

How will the Affordable Care Act change Medicare?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Bruce Spector

Since it was passed in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), informally known as Obamacare, has been the source of much discussion regarding the future of our healthcare system.  To keep you informed, this is the first in a series of articles that will highlight the potential areas of impact on future healthcare planning for... Read More

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

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

overcoming a family history of heart disease
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