Advocacy

Advocacy

Keeping Your Own Medical Record

The longer you live, the more encounters you have with the health care system. After a while, you may forget…

Common Threads

My Bad First Date with My New Doc

Successful doctor-patient relationships need doctors who take the time to know the patient as a person and patients who get their questions answered.

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Women Need More Attention in Medical Research

Women are still being left out of most medical research that includes animals and humans, according to a new meta-analysis. What this means for you…

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Women Need More Attention in Medical Research

Women are still being left out of most medical research that includes animals and humans, according to a new meta-analysis. What this means for you…

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Lessons Learned About Patient Self-Advocacy—Sarah Hiner Talks to Amy Dixon, Blind US Paratriathlon National Team Member

Navigating the health-care system—doctors’ gatekeepers, insurance, frightening tests and procedures—from Amy Dixon, blind US Paratriathlon National Team Member.

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Dangerous Diagnostic Mistakes Linked to Three Big Disease Groups

Cancer, vascular events and infections account for about 75% of all dangerous diagnostic errors. Find out the best ways to protect yourself here…

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Is That Newly Approved Drug Really Safe? Protect Yourself from Medical Reversal

About 40% of approved new medical treatments turn out to be ineffective or harmful after more study. Learn about recent reversals & how to protect yourself.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

A Natural Medicine Advocate at the Hospital Emergency Department

When James went to the hospital for chest pain and shortness of breath, he wanted a natural medicine advocate to guard and guide him.

At the Heart of It All

In the Wake of Violence, Where Do You Stand?

More people are putting emotion aside, as the violence in our society starts to feel more normal. What are we without compassion or empathy?

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Get the Attention You Need in the Emergency Room

Your choice of words in the emergency room could affect the quality of your care. Here's what to say—and what not to say.

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Medical Research That You Can Trust

Not all studies are set up to be impartial. What you should know before you make any lifestyle changes.

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Smart Ways to Keep Track of Your Medical Records

Over your lifetime, you’ll get medical care from dozens of providers. Here’s how to keep track of all these important records…

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How to Get to Yes When Medicare Advantage Says No

Don’t assume “no” is the final word. Here’s how you can fight back and win your claim.

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Is Your Doctor’s Office Good Enough for a Seal of Approval?

Should you be impressed when a health-care provider touts an “accreditation” and seal of approval? Here’s what all those “credentials” really mean.

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Are You Reading Too Much into Research Studies?

Medicine is moving away from one-size-fits-all, but research is lagging. Even well-meaning studies get it wrong and their findings could hurt you.