Why you should take acid reflux seriously
Apr 19 2016

Why you should take acid reflux seriously

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re one of the 25 million Americans who has symptoms of acid reflux every day, you should make an appointment with your doctor. Persistent, untreated acid reflux can not... Read More

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Apr 12 2016

Help your child manage a chronic health problem away from home

Disease Management, Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

If your children are living with a chronic health problem like diabetes, asthma, depression or anxiety, or epilepsy, it’s important they know how to get the care they need when... Read More

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Questions to ask before joint replacement
Apr 5 2016

Questions You Should Ask Before Joint Replacement Surgery

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If your doctor has recommended joint replacement, there’s some information you should gather before setting a date for surgery. Whether your surgery is to replace your hip or knee, you... Read More

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Are there health risks from heartburn medications?
Mar 22 2016

Are there health risks linked to heartburn medications?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

Over-the-counter and prescription proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of heartburn medications used to treat gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), are taken regularly by an estimated 15 million people in the U.S.... Read More

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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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Protect your family from mosquito-borne illnesses
Mar 1 2016

How to protect yourself from Zika virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses

Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn

Zika virus is the focus of a great deal of attention in the media and from researchers around the world. While the virus is a concern for women who are... Read More

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How to protect yourself from inappropriate medical treatment
Mar 8 2016

How to Protect Yourself from Inappropriate Medical Treatment

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

In medical treatment, more is not always better. Each year, thousands of people receive inappropriate medical treatment for their health problems or too much treatment for a problem that doesn’t... Read More

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Travel health tips
Mar 15 2016

Travel health: Getting quality care on the road

Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn

A recent poll asked people who travel around the world for work what their top travel health concerns were. Thirty-five percent of those surveyed said the most serious health threat... Read More

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healthcare and gene editing
Feb 23 2016

Gene editing: The next frontier of personalized healthcare?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

The promise of personalized healthcare is that treatments have the potential to be more effective because they’re tailored to each individual’s genetic makeup and personal risk factors. Now, recent advances... Read More

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Patient medical history form with pen isolated on white background
Feb 16 2016

Is your medical privacy at risk? How to protect your medical information

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

Last year, more than 2 million Americans were victims of medical identity theft. This type of identity theft can be just as serious as when your financial information is stolen.... Read More

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