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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…

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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…

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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…

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Ice Bucket Breakthrough

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

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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…

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Relaxation Pays

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

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A Reader’s Plan to Tame Drug Costs

“Because of the current system many treatments that can be safe and effective are ignored because they cannot be patented…

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I Can See Clearly Now: GMO Transparency

October is Non-GMO Month, created by a group that opposes having genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food supply. So…

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If Exercise Were a Pill…

If exercise were a pill, it would be the blockbuster to end all blockbusters. What else can lower your risk…

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Drug Cost Outrage

We’re mad as hell about obscene drug costs, and we’re not going to take it anymore! Truth is, we’re not…

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Cover Your Butt When Hospitalized

If you’ve ever been in the hospital, you know how miserable and undignified the experience can be, right down to…

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Pre-Existing Conditions: Are You at Risk for Being Uninsurable?

The Ugly Truth About Pre-Existing Conditions & Health Insurance Are you overweight? Have you ever had an abnormal mammogram or…

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Deaths By “Wrong Diagnosis” Exceed 40,000/Year

Misdiagnosis: Serious Mistakes More Common than Drug Errors Imagine going to the emergency room with a severe headache and being…

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What Research Reports Really Mean

Understanding the Difference Between Headlines and Hard Facts In Health Research Reporting My daughter recently came home from school with…

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Choosing the Treatment That’s Right for You

Two of my closest friends were recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. Now, each of them must choose among a variety…