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... Read More

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An accurate EMR can be the key to better healthcare.
Oct 23 2018

Pap or HPV test? What to know about cervical cancer screening

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn, M.D.

When it comes to screening for cervical cancer, you may be confused by recent articles about changing screening guidelines. Because each woman’s situation and risk factors are unique, your first... Read More

Aug 2 2013

Do you need a routine PSA test to screen for prostate cancer?

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

At its annual meeting in May 2013, the American Urological Association (AUA) announced updated recommendations about when and for which men prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing was appropriate. The blood... Read More

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HIPAA
May 8 2018

How does HIPAA protect your medical information?

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn

You’ve probably signed at least a dozen HIPAA forms at the doctor’s and dentist’s office, your pharmacy, the urgent care center, and perhaps even the local hospital. But what does... 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,... Read More

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Aug 21 2019

Genetic Testing – Podcast

Podcast  •  By Dr. Miles Varn and Robert Connors, PinnacleCare

Technological improvements have made consumer-based genetic tests more affordable and accessible. Genetic tests typically use saliva or blood to identify changes in chromosomes, genes or proteins so that a suspected... Read More

Get the most out of your health insurance
Jun 4 2015

What you need to know to get the most out of your health insurance

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Cindy Piazza

To get the full benefit out of your health insurance plan, you need to understand how your plan works, what it pays, what you’re responsible for paying, and what services,... Read More

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Exercise benefits for breast cancer survivors
Oct 4 2016

Why exercise is important for breast cancer survivors

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

For breast cancer survivors, getting regular exercise has several important health benefits, from lessening fatigue and the side effects that can accompany treatment to lowering the risk of the cancer... Read More

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Oct 9 2018

Answers to the top questions about lymphoma (Part 1)

Disease Management

To help you learn more about lymphoma, which affects both children and adults, this is the first of two blog posts that will answer the top questions about this disease.... Read More

work during cancer treatment
May 9 2017

What to consider if you plan to work during cancer treatment

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

One question that people who have been diagnosed with cancer often ask their doctors is whether they will be able to continue to work during cancer treatment. The answer depends... Read More

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