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second opinions
Dec 5 2023

Understanding the different types of second opinions

Second Opinion

A second opinion can be a valuable tool in many situations. You may want to consider seeking a second opinion when: You’ve been diagnosed with a serious or complex health problem You’ve received a recommendation for non-emergency or elective surgery You’ve been diagnosed with a rare condition Your diagnosis is unclear There’s more than one... Read More

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blood cancer
Sep 26 2023

New treatments offer more options for people diagnosed with blood cancer

Disease Management

There’s encouraging news for people who have been diagnosed with blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. A range of new treatment breakthroughs and new approaches to using existing treatments is increasing the survivability rates for these types of cancers. National Cancer Institute statistics on five-year survival have increased to 66.7% for leukemia, 88.9%... Read More

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Jun 20 2023

Sun Life 11th annual High Cost Claims Report: Insights and strategies to help you lower your risk of the top serious conditions

Health Risk Management

Sun Life publishes 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 insurance claims. This year’s... Read More

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May 4 2023

Webinar: 2023 High-cost claims report: A look into trending conditions and injectable drug prices

Webinar

Sun Life has been sharing its data, insights, and an overview of trends surrounding high-cost claims and high-cost injectable drugs for 11 years. Join us on Wednesday, May 17 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET) for a webinar and panel discussion on Sun Life’s latest research on these topics. This year’s report includes: Data on... Read More

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virtual seconc opinions
Mar 7 2023

The pros and cons of in-person and virtual second opinions

Second Opinion

A second opinion can be a valuable decision making tool for people who have been diagnosed with a complex, rare, or serious health problem or who have received a recommendation for surgery. You may also want to seek a second opinion if your current treatment isn’t working as expected, you live in an area where... Read More

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breast cancer
Oct 25 2022

Strategies for women at an increased risk for breast cancer

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Although the majority of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease, approximately 5% to 10% of breast cancers occur in women with inherited gene mutations. These women are considered to be at an increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers during their lives. The most... Read More

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integrative oncology
Oct 18 2022

Integrative oncology helps people feel their best during cancer treatment

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

We talked with Dr. Chad Aschtgen, ND, FABNO, and Dr. Erica Joseph, ND, LAC, FABNO, two of the physicians at Seattle Integrative Oncology, about integrative cancer care. Dr. Aschtgen, founder of Seattle Integrative Oncology, is a board certified expert in naturopathic oncology. He received his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University and is an... Read More

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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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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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hospital
Mar 10 2022

Four things to consider when choosing a hospital

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

When they need hospital care, many people simply go to the closest hospital or the one their doctor recommends. But if you need care at a hospital, whether it’s for labor and delivery, back surgery, joint replacement, cancer treatment, or treatment for heart disease, it’s important to do some research before you choose where to... Read More

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