integrative oncology
Aug 9 2022

Monkeypox: What you should know

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

A little over a week ago, the World Health Organization declared the current global monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern, the organization’s highest alert level indicating that the outbreak is a threat that requires a coordinated international response to prevent further spread of the disease. Globally, more than 23,000 cases have been... Read More

heat-related illness
Aug 2 2022

Overheated or heat-related illness? How to tell the difference.

Healthy Living  •  By Miles Varn, MD

If you feel like there have been more very hot days this year, you’re right. Data gathered by NASA projects that there’s a 99% likelihood that 2022 will rank among the ten hottest years on record. But what does this excessive heat mean for your health? Very hot weather increases the risk of heat-related illness.... Read More

health strategy
Jul 26 2022

In your 20s? Why you need a health strategy

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn, MD

A lot of younger people think preventive care and building a healthy strategy isn’t needed when you’re young and healthy. In fact, the number of people in their 20s who have a primary care doctor has dropped significantly. A Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll found that among people between the ages of 18 and 29,... Read More

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macular degeneration
Jul 19 2022

Age-related macular degeneration: Is your sight at risk?

Uncategorized  •  By Miles Varn, MD

As the U.S. population ages, the number of people living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss in people 55 and older, has grown substantially. Less than 10 years ago, CDC data noted that 1.8 million Americans had been diagnosed with this disease. Today, according to the National Eye Institute, 11... Read More

fertility specialist
Jul 12 2022

What to consider when you need a fertility specialist

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

If you’re trying to start a family and are having trouble getting pregnant, you may want to consider consulting a fertility or reproduction medicine specialist. Fertility specialists also help same sex and trans partners conceive. Fertility issues are more common than many people realize. According to CDC data, 19% of heterosexual women between the ages... Read More

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exercise safety
Jul 5 2022

Exercise safety: Why “no pain, no gain” can lead to injury

Healthy Living  •  By Miles Varn, MD

If you think that you have to really suffer to benefit from a workout, you may be setting yourself up for injuries. The mantra, “no pain, no gain,” has contributed to the belief that experiencing pain during exercise means you’re getting a better workout. However, pain is the brain’s way of signaling that you should... Read More

skin cancer
Jun 30 2022

Are you taking the right steps to protect your family from skin cancer?

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn

It’s summer and you and your family are probably spending a lot more time enjoying the outdoors. Whether you’re at the beach or pool, working in the garden, or enjoying a leisurely walk around the neighborhood, there’s one thing you should always do before you step outside—take steps to protect your skin from the sun’s... Read More

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longevity medicine
Jun 27 2022

What is longevity medicine?

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

We talked with Dr. Erica Oberg, ND, MPH, an integrative and natural medicine specialist whose clinical practice focuses on preventing, reversing, and taming chronic disease, neuro-regeneration, and anti-aging. Dr. Oberg has practiced integrative and natural medicine for nearly 20 years and has held leadership positions in medical schools, NIH research, public health, and clinical practice.... Read More

Sun Life
Jun 22 2022

These proactive steps can help you manage the risk of common serious conditions

Disease Management

For 10 years, Sun Life has published an annual research report focused on the highest cost health insurance claims. The data in the report is drawn from Sun Life’s stop loss claims, a type of insurance employers who self-fund their health insurance plan purchase to protect against the financial impact of very high cost health... Read More

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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