Topic: Health Planning

managing chronic medical conditions
Feb 7 2017

Steps to Help You Better Manage Multiple Chronic Medical Conditions

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re living with multiple chronic medical conditions, you’re not alone. A recent study found that more than 40% of Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, cognitive problems, mental health, or substance abuse problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cite statistics from the Department... Read More

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health risk management
Jan 10 2017

Health Risk Management: Why You Need a Plan Now

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn

Most people think about planning for the future in financial terms, for example how much money they should save for retirement and how to invest that money to reach their goals. But there’s another type of planning that’s equally important—health risk management. Knowing what health risks you may face and what you can do to... Read More

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Learn how to protect your medical privacy
Nov 29 2016

Medical Privacy: How to Keep Your Medical Information Safer

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

Medical privacy made front page news several times in 2015 and 2016 as hackers gained access to more than 112 million medical records from health insurers, hospitals, state health departments, a medical software company, and more. But the issue of medical privacy goes beyond information compromised in hacks. Medical records have also been inappropriately accessed... Read More

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How will the election affect my health insurance?
Nov 17 2016

How will the election affect my health insurance and healthcare?

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re in the process of choosing health insurance for the coming year, you probably have questions about how proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impact your insurance choices and your access to healthcare. To help you better understand the situation, we’ve gathered the answers to some of the questions you may... Read More

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medical bills
Nov 1 2016

Choosing health insurance: What you should consider if you have a chronic health problem

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

As you think about which health insurance plan you’ll choose for next year, there are a number of different factors you should consider, including: monthly premium yearly deductible co-payments whether prescription drugs are covered whether you have coverage while traveling how the plan is rated for quality and customer service But if you’re living with... Read More

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Why you shouldn't make decisions based on healthcare costs alone
Jul 12 2016

Why you shouldn’t make choices on healthcare costs alone

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

As healthcare costs and the average deductible and copay continue to rise, you may be looking for ways to lower the amount you’re paying for the care you receive. A recent report from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) found that the cost of common services, from surgery to diagnostic tests and X-rays, can vary... Read More

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Health roadmap
Jun 30 2016

Do you have a roadmap to a healthier and more secure future?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

In a busy life it’s hard to know what next week will bring, much less next year or the next decade. But having a roadmap that focuses on both health and financial security through every stage of your family’s life is an important tool that can help you stay on track and achieve your goals.... Read More

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End of life care questions
May 24 2016

End of Life Care: Questions You Should be Asking

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

End of life care can be a difficult topic to discuss, but it’s an important discussion to have. One study found that 80% of people said that if they were seriously ill, they would want to talk with their doctor about end of life care, but that only 7% had done so. There are a... Read More

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Travel health tips
Mar 15 2016

Travel health: Getting quality care on the road

Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn

A recent poll asked people who travel around the world for work what their top travel health concerns were. Thirty-five percent of those surveyed said the most serious health threat facing travelers in 2016 is access to quality care. What steps you can take to ensure you can quickly access high quality care when you’re... Read More

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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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