overcoming a family history of heart disease
Dec 10 2013

Should you be taking a cholesterol-lowering statin?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

Cholesterol used to be all about your number, but that’s changing. New guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association could mean that you’ll leave your... Read More

health risk management
Jan 10 2017

Health Risk Management: Why You Need a Plan Now

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn

Most people think about planning for the future in financial terms, for example how much money they should save for retirement and how to invest that money to reach their... Read More

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second opinion protects from incorrect diagnosis
Mar 3 2015

Five situations when second opinions matter most

Second Opinion  •  By Miles Varn

A second opinion can be one of the most valuable tools you have to ensure that you’re getting the most accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Misdiagnosis is more common than... Read More

healthcare documents
Jun 23 2020

What healthcare documents do you need at each life stage?

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

If your 19-year-old college student ended up in the hospital, would you be able to get the information you need about her condition from the doctors treating her? What if... Read More

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Feb 26 2019

When Diagnosed With Cancer, a Second Opinion Can Have a Big Impact on Treatment.

Second Opinion  •  By Miles Varn, MD

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you may feel as if you need to start treatment as quickly as possible. For most types of cancer, however, there’s no need... Read More

May 29 2019

PinnacleCare’s Health Advisory Services Becomes Exclusive Provider for AIXIN Clinic’s Chinese Clients in the U.S.

Company Announcement

BALTIMORE & BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PinnacleCare, the premier health advisory firm based in the U.S., and AIXIN Clinictoday announced a strategic collaboration to help Chinese patients confront serious medical diagnoses and...

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Nov 14 2018

Atlantic Health System Chosen by PinnacleCare to Provide Executive Health Services to Visiting Chinese Clients

Company Announcement

Atlantic Health’s Executive Health Program offers comprehensive, one-day examination Morristown, NJ, November 14, 2018 – For many individuals around the world, accessing high-quality medical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities means having...

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back pain
Dec 8 2020

Ask these five questions before agreeing to surgery for back pain

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Back pain is a more common problem than you may realize. It’s one of the most common reasons people see their doctor and also one of the most common causes... Read More

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myths and the flu shot
Jan 13 2015

Are these myths keeping you from getting a flu shot?

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

According to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2014-15 flu season may be worse than average. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet,... Read More

Certain breast cancer medications may put women ages 65 years and older at risk for heart problems.
Sep 12 2014

Undergoing breast cancer treatment? Protect your heart health

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

Although chemotherapy is one of the most powerful, appropriate and effective approaches for treating breast cancer, new research shows that about 12 percent of patients older than 65 develop heart... Read More