learning disability
Aug 20 2015

Does your child have a learning disability? Getting help early can make a big difference

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

Nearly 2.4 million students in the U.S. are currently receiving special education services for learning disabilities. That number is growing as parents, educators and physicians become more attuned to the... Read More

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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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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choosing the right organ transplant program
Jul 28 2015

Do you need a transplant? How to choose the right program

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If your physician told you that you needed an organ transplant, would you know how to navigate the complex process of choosing a transplant program and surgeon? Fortunately, there are... Read More

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emergency room safety
Jul 23 2015

Is your child at risk for medical errors in your local emergency room?

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

If your child was seriously injured or ill, you’d most likely take him or her to the closest emergency room. But not all emergency departments (EDs) are adequately staffed and... Read More

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stem cell
Dec 1 2015

Questions on Non-Surgical Treatment Options Before You Have Surgery

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If your physician has told you that you need surgery, you may want to explore your non-surgical treatment options first. There are a number of conditions, from back pain to... Read More

Treatment for heart disease
Dec 15 2015

Men and women may need different treatment for heart failure

Disease Management, Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

If you have heart failure, you receive essentially the same treatment whether you’re a man or a woman. But a new study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University... Read More

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