plant-based diet
Sep 24 2019

What are the health benefits of a plant-based diet?

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

A growing number of people are choosing to eat a plant-based diet. Some make the switch because of concerns about the environmental impact of greenhouse gasses and water and land... Read More

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mental health
Aug 22 2017

How you can support your college student’s mental health

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

The number of college students living with mental health issues has grown substantially in recent years. A report from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State found that... Read More

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Sep 3 2013

Five Changes that Could Lower Your Prostate Cancer Risk

Preventive Care  •  By Michael Scott

By proactively making changes to what you eat, your activity level, and other lifestyle factors, you may be able to decrease your risk of prostate cancer, the second most common... Read More

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Depression and Parkinson's
Jul 7 2015

Is there a link between depression and developing Parkinson’s disease?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

Up to 60 percent of people who are living with Parkinson’s disease experience mild to moderate symptoms of depression and anxiety. But a new study has found data that may... Read More

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Nov 12 2013

Pre-surgery drug may help women battle aggressive breast cancer

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted fast track approval for the biologic, targeted cancer drug pertuzumab, known by the brand name PerjetaR, to treat HER2-positive breast cancer... Read More

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effective weight loss
Aug 13 2019

Ask these questions when looking for a safe and effective weight loss plan

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn, MD

If you’re overweight, losing even a relatively small amount of weight has many health benefits, from lowering blood pressure and the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some types of... Read More

exercise routine
Feb 14 2017

In heart disease, genes are not necessarily destiny

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn

Researchers have discovered that a number of genetic mutations are associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease, which is one reason why knowing your family history is an... Read More

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Jul 2 2021

Sun Life completes acquisition of PinnacleCare

Company Announcement

TORONTO; WELLESLEY, Mass.; BALTIMORE (July 1, 2021) – Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF) announced today the completion of its acquisition of Pinnacle Care International, Inc. (“PinnacleCare”), a...

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anxiety
May 11 2021

What can parents do to help children manage anxiety?

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

It’s no surprise that more people than ever are living with anxiety. The ongoing pandemic and its emotional and economic fallout, social injustice, and disrupted lives all contribute to a... Read More

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overcoming a family history of heart disease
Apr 10 2018

Can you Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease if it’s In Your Family History?

Disease Management  •  By Susan Walker

If your parents and grandparents had heart disease, you might assume that family history means you’re destined for the same diagnosis. Although your genes do play a role in your... Read More

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