Advocacy

Common Threads

Fix It from the Inside Out

Why do we tolerate “Band-Aid fixes” in our lives? They may work fast, but they don’t work right.  Bottom Line Inc’s CEO Sarah Hiner explains.

Common Threads

Never Leave a Loved One Alone in the Hospital

If you love someone, don't leave him or her alone in the hospital. Bottom Line Inc's CEO Sarah Hiner shares her personal experiences and advice.

Advocacy

Patient “Advocates” You Can’t Trust

Beware: Some patient-advocacy groups are fronts for drug companies. How to get independent health information you can trust.

Advocacy

Check That Medical Bill

Mistakes on your medical bill are not just a problem for your insurance company. They could be costing you money!

Advocacy

How to Choose the Right Medical Advocate

There may be times when you can't make your own medical decisions, so it's crucial to designate a trustworthy person. Here, some points to consider...

The Advocator

We’re Mad As Hell and You Should Be, Too!

Almost EIGHT years, ago we published an eye-opening report titled Does Your Physician Have a Hidden Conflict of Interest? In…

Advocacy

Meet the Expert: Dr. David Sherer

David Sherer, MD, is an American physician, inventor, and author. He currently practices anesthesiology in the suburbs of Washington D.C.…

Advocacy

The Truth About Hospital Tests

Hospital patients typically are subjected to a battery of medical tests, and it can be difficult to tell if all…

Health Care Professionals

Are Second Opinions Worth It?

Not every medical condition or disease can be diagnosed right off the bat. And sometimes, one illness can masquerade as…

Advocacy

When Medical Opinions Conflict

If you’ve got a medical problem, you need to feel certain that your doctor knows what’s wrong with you and…

Advocacy

How To Get Your Medical Test Results Much Faster

Sometimes, waiting for your medical test results can cause more anxiety than the actual findings. That’s particularly true if you…

Advocacy

If You Get Sick While Flying…What Really Happens During an In-Flight Medical Emergency

It’s a terrifying thought—what happens if you’re in an airplane and suffer a health crisis at 36,000 feet? Who will…

Advocacy

Ice Bucket Breakthrough

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge in the summer of 2014? Every time you turned around, social media was showing someone…

Advocacy

Want Help with High Drug Costs?

Have you ever gone without a needed prescription drug because of high costs? Has your $10 prescription suddenly skyrocketed to…

Advocacy

Relaxation Pays

Meditation. Yoga. Stress relief. Social support. You know they’re good for you. But now there’s firm evidence that practicing these…