chronic diseases
Mar 19 2019

Lower your risk of complications from chronic diseases

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

A growing number of Americans are being diagnosed with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, lung and kidney disease and many people are living with multiple chronic conditions.... Read More

stem cell
May 21 2019

What to consider before undergoing stem cell treatment

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn, MD

It can be difficult to tease out the evidence-based science in the claims of successful adult stem cell-based treatments for health problems from joint pain to Parkinson’s disease, macular degeneration,... Read More

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dementia
Dec 17 2019

Navigating the holidays when a loved one has dementia

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

For people who are the caregivers for a parent, spouse, partner, or other family member living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, the holidays can be complicated. First,... Read More

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End of life care questions
May 24 2016

End of life care: Questions you should ask

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... Read More

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Are you at risk for prediabetes?
Jan 17 2017

Half of family doctors don’t follow prediabetes screening guidelines. Does yours?

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

The number of people with prediabetes has grown to 86 million in the U.S. That means 1 in 3 adults has blood sugar that’s higher than normal but not yet... Read More

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health screenings
Jul 16 2015

What screenings do you need to protect your health?

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Preventive health screenings can help you catch conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer in the earlier stages when they are more treatable. But a number of studies have found... Read More

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What you can do to be healthier during cancer treatment
Feb 2 2016

Proactive steps you can take to improve your health during cancer treatment

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you or a loved one is undergoing cancer treatment, there are a number of things you can do to take good care of yourself and improve your overall wellness.... Read More

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

Are you taking over-the-counter drugs 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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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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protect your vision from macular degeneration
Jun 30 2015

How to protect your vision against macular degeneration

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Are you taking all the steps you can to protect your vision as you get older? While macular degeneration may not be as well-known as cataracts and glaucoma, it is... Read More

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