How to Empower Your Employees to Make Better Healthcare Decisions

A 2018 study by Accenture found more than half of healthcare consumers in the United States have low health literacy, which means they lack the ability to make appropriate healthcare…

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6 Tips to Self-Manage Multiple Chronic Conditions

Chronic conditions (like asthma, diabetes or heart disease) are long-term conditions that require ongoing medical care. One in four Americans has more than one chronic condition, according to the Centers…

Managing COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Although COPD is a chronic condition, it is treatable with proper management—and most…

The Dangers of Smoking + 6 Tips to Quit

Most people are aware that smoking has a negative effect on lung health, but the effects on your mental health, vision and wallet may not be as noticeable. Tobacco dependence…

Is Genome Sequencing Right for Patients with a Cancer Diagnosis?

In the evolving field of cancer research, scientists are continually searching for methods to make cancer treatment more effective. Genome sequencing is one of those methods, falling under the umbrella…

Improve Plastic Surgery Outcomes With These 4 Postoperative Tips

Did you know most complications occur during the first 30 days after a surgical procedure? These complications—most of which are preventable—often lead to unexpected hospital readmissions and ER visits. Whether…

3 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Antibiotics

Antibiotics are medicines that help your body fight off infection and prevent bacteria from reproducing. However, it’s important to use antibiotics only when necessary because inappropriate use can be harmful…

Make Prevention a Priority: Get the Pneumococcal Vaccine

Caused by a certain type of bacteria, pneumococcal disease can lead to mild conditions such as ear or sinus infections. In some cases, however, pneumococcal disease can lead to more…

PET-CT Scans for Cancer Recurrence: When are they Appropriate?

It’s hard to predict and prevent cancer recurrence (the return of cancer during remission), but your oncologist can help you develop a plan to be as healthy as possible. Part…

What are the Risks of Uncontrolled Medical Conditions During Plastic Surgery?

Before considering plastic surgery, it is important to disclose your complete medical history to your doctor. Uncontrolled health conditions can increase your risk of surgical complications and prolong the healing…