Category Archives: KnovaSolutions Newsletters

Is Personalized Medicine for You? — January 2018

Is Personalized Medicine for You? — January 2018

Evolving Field of Medicine Offers Promise Healthcare providers have always sought to individualize care for their patients. But now, advances in medical research allow providers to study a person’s genes, offering another tool to guide decisions about preventing, diagnosing and treating disease. Personalized medicine, also called precision or individualized medicine, is an evolving field where… Continue Reading

How Walking Can Extend Life — December 2017

How Walking Can Extend Life — December 2017

Even Minimal Walking Offers Health Benefits You don’t have to run or bike intensively to get the health advantages of regular exercise. A new study by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) showed that 120 minutes or less of moderate-intensity walking each week can add longevity to your life. 120 minutes? That’s less than… Continue Reading

Confusing Cancer Terminology — November 2017

Confusing Cancer Terminology — November 2017

Making Sense During Difficult Times Almost 13 million people worldwide are diagnosed with cancer every year. People may experience unexplained pain, weight loss, fatigue and other symptoms followed by screening tests, imaging, and maybe biopsies before getting the dreaded diagnosis. Learning that you or a loved one has cancer is overwhelming and stressful. Continue Reading

It’s Not Just Flu Shot Season — October 2017

It’s Not Just Flu Shot Season — October 2017

Time to Review Your Vaccination Status Vaccines are among the most cost-effective prevention services around. They do more than protect you from getting preventable diseases; they also reduce the spread of disease. If you’ve been vaccinated for an infectious disease (measles, chickenpox, hepatitis, influenza, etc.), you greatly reduce the risk of getting that disease and… Continue Reading

Deprescribing: A Growing Trend — August 2017

Deprescribing: A Growing Trend — August 2017

What Was Good Then May Not Be Now It is becoming more and more common for people to take five or more medications. The more medications a person takes, the greater their risk for negative health outcomes, such as reduced quality of life, increased side effects, drug interactions, physical or mental impairment, falls, addiction, hospitalization… Continue Reading