Topic: Health Planning

healthcare and gene editing
Feb 23 2016

Gene editing: The next frontier of personalized healthcare?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

The promise of personalized healthcare is that treatments have the potential to be more effective because they’re tailored to each individual’s genetic makeup and personal risk factors. Now, recent advances in gene editing may open the door to new treatments for a range of life-threatening diseases and genetic disorders. What is gene editing? For many... Read More

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Patient medical history form with pen isolated on white background
Feb 16 2016

Is your medical privacy at risk? How to protect your medical information

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

Last year, more than 2 million Americans were victims of medical identity theft. This type of identity theft can be just as serious as when your financial information is stolen. But there are several important steps you can take to protect your medical privacy. How can medical identity theft impact you? Your medical records can... Read More

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long-term care
Jan 26 2016

What Questions Should You Ask When Choosing a Healthcare Proxy?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

What would happen if you weren’t able to make healthcare decisions for yourself? Who would you want to make these important decisions for you? It’s a topic you should consider and plan for well before you face a serious illness or medical emergency by creating an advanced care plan. As part of your advanced care... Read More

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New doctor checklist
Sep 17 2015

Shopping for a new doctor? Start with this checklist

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

There are many reasons why you may be in the market for a new doctor. Perhaps you’ve moved to new area or have a new insurance plan. Maybe your primary care physician is retiring or you feel like your relationship with your current doctor isn’t a good fit. But where should you start? Use this... Read More

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setting health goals
Sep 1 2015

Have You Set Goals to Help You Live A Healthier Life?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Cindy Piazza

This is the second post in our series on building a personalized health plan for optimum health. In the first post, we looked at gathering the information you need to build a health strategy. Here, we’ll talk about how to set goals to put your strategy into action. Researchers have found that when people set... Read More

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What's your plan for optimal health?
Aug 18 2015

How do you build a personalized health strategy?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Cindy Piazza

This is the first in a series of posts designed to help you plan your strategy for optimal health throughout all the phases of your life. Having a well thought out plan is an important foundation for reaching all kinds of significant life goals, from choosing a college to buying a home, making an investment,... Read More

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