medication errors
Oct 17 2017

What is pharmacogenomics and could it help you choose the right medication?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

Two patients are prescribed the same medication. For one, the medication is extremely effective and does not cause serious side effects. But for the other patient, the medication is not... Read More

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medication safety tips
Sep 11 2018

What to do about unused, expired, or lost medication

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Your recovery after surgery went better than expected, so you have leftover prescription pain medication. Your bottle of anti-allergy eye drops is a year past its due date. You’re on... Read More

COPD
May 16 2017

7 tips to lower the risk of COPD flare-ups

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re one of the 30 million people in the U.S. living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there are several strategies that can help you lower your risk of... Read More

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appointment
Jan 16 2018

Strategies to help you cut the wait for an appointment

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you’ve tried to get an appointment with a new doctor recently, this won’t be news to you. The most recent survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins, a national healthcare search... Read More

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Aug 2 2016

How will you deal with the ongoing physician shortage?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

For a number of years, experts have been warning that the current physician shortage is projected to become more severe. Not only will there be too few primary care physicians... Read More

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What steps should you take after a second opinion?
Aug 30 2016

What are the Next Steps After a Medical Second Opinion?

Second Opinion  •  By Miles Varn

If you’ve been diagnosed with a serious or complex health condition or if you’ve received a recommendation for surgery, your next step should be to consider seeking a second opinion... Read More

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How to choose a doctor for a second opinion
Oct 11 2016

How to choose a doctor when you need a second opinion

Second Opinion  •  By Miles Varn

If you’ve been diagnosed with a serious, complex, or rare condition or if your doctor has recommended surgery, a second opinion can help you make sure you avoid being misdiagnosed... Read More

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virtual second opinion
Apr 25 2017

When to get a virtual second opinion and where to get one

Second Opinion  •  By Susan Walker

If you’ve been diagnosed with a serious, complex, or rare health problem or received a recommendation for surgery, getting a second opinion can help you avoid misdiagnosis and choose the... Read More

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new cancer treatments
May 23 2017

What questions should you ask about new cancer treatments?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

There are a growing number of new cancer treatments—from immunotherapy and hormone therapy to new chemotherapy drugs and new approaches to surgery and radiation. Some of these new cancer treatments... Read More

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in the hospital
Mar 5 2019

Questions to ask doctor when an elderly loved one is in the hospital

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Time in the hospital can be physically and emotionally taxing at any age, but for older people, time spent in the hospital can have an even bigger impact on their... Read More

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