Apr 28 2015

Why it’s important to understand that prescription drugs aren’t one-size-fits-all

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

A man and a woman each visit their doctor and leave with a prescription for the tricyclic antidepressant Elavil. The prescriptions are for the same dosage of the drug, but... Read More

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macular degeneration
Apr 23 2015

Study finds non-drug treatments more effective for dementia symptoms

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

If a family member or friend is living with dementia, you know that beyond the most well-known symptoms of memory loss and confusion, there are other common behavioral and psychological... Read More

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healthcare plan
Apr 21 2015

What Is A Health Advisor and Why Do You Need One?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

For many people, healthcare is something they only think about when they’re sick, but that approach can leave you scrambling if you do develop a health problem. A wiser strategy... Read More

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Back Surgery
Apr 16 2015

What questions should you ask before back surgery?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you’ve been living with back pain and a physician has recommended surgery, how do you know if undergoing surgery is the most appropriate treatment? Start gathering the information you... Read More

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Importance of second opinions
Apr 9 2015

Data shows second opinions can change the course of your healthcare

Second Opinion  •  By Miles Varn

According to a survey conducted by Gallup, only about 30 percent of Americans feel the need to seek a medical second opinion or gather additional information about their health problem... Read More

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clot remover saves stroke patients
Mar 31 2015

New hope for stroke patients

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

Every year, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke. During the most common type of stroke, ischemic stroke, a blood clot blocks blood flow to the brain,... Read More

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advanced care plan
Jun 11 2015

Why you shouldn’t wait to make an advanced care plan

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

When you’re healthy, it’s natural not to think about what might happen if you experienced a serious illness or injury. But this is actually the best time to consider the... Read More

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considering a clinical trial
Apr 14 2015

Considering a clinical trial? Get the answers to these questions first

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a serious illness, you may have the option of taking part in a clinical trial of new medication, surgical approach,... Read More

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replacing lost medication
Apr 7 2015

If You Lost Medicine While Traveling, What Should You Do?

Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn

Whether you’re travelling across the country to visit family or across the globe for business, it’s smart to have a plan in place in case you need medical care. That’s... Read More

naturopathic treatments for insomnia
Mar 26 2015

Trouble sleeping? These naturopathic treatments may help.

Complementary & Integrative Medicine, Wellness  •  By Michael Scott

One of the cornerstones of good health is adequate sleep. But more than 30 percent of people suffer from insomnia and that number rises to 40 to 60 percent for... Read More

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