What should a young athlete eat
Aug 27 2015

What should your young athletes eat for a healthier season?

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

Back to school also means back to sports for many children and teens. If your children take part in an after-school sport or play on a rec league team, you... Read More

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Are you taking over the counter drugs too often?
Aug 25 2015

Are You Taking Over-The-Counter Medications Too Often or for Too Long?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

You might think that because a medication is available over the counter, there are no serious risks from using it. But even over-the-counter drugs can cause problems if you don’t... 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... 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... Read More

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Birth control pill Injection Medication and Injection devices made vintage style
Aug 13 2015

What you need to know before you buy prescription medications online

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

The attraction of buying prescription medications online is that prices can be lower than your local pharmacy, but those savings can come with some risk. Some websites deliver illegal, counterfeit... Read More

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9 factors that may increase Alzheimer's risk
Oct 20 2015

How to combat the 9 factors that could raise your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

There are about 5.3 million people in the U.S. living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 33 million worldwide. As the U.S. population ages, the number is projected to increase... Read More

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detecting colon cancer
Aug 11 2015

Higher quality colonoscopies can lower your cancer risk

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Getting a screening colonoscopy can detect cancer early when it’s more treatable. That’s why colonoscopies are considered the gold standard for detection. But a new study discovered that the experience... Read More

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Infectious diseases
Aug 6 2015

When infectious disease strikes, time is of the essence

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

There are some infectious diseases, such as chicken pox, that can usually be treated by your primary care physician. But other, more serious infections can be difficult to diagnose correctly... Read More

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transfats affect on memory
Aug 4 2015

Eating trans fats may harm your memory in the prime of life

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

You probably know that eating foods high in trans fats can raise your “bad” cholesterol level, lower your “good” cholesterol numbers, and increase inflammation in the body. But a recent... Read More

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surgical second opinion
Jul 30 2015

Three Important Reasons Why You Should Get a Medical Second Opinion

Second Opinion  •  By Miles Varn

If you’ve been diagnosed with a serious, complex, or rare medical condition or your physician has told you that you need surgery, the next step you take should be to... Read More

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