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