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Second Opinions: When, Where, and How?

I’m not telling you anything you didn’t know when I recommend seeking medical second opinions. As studies point out, up…

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Help Nurses Help You

The health-care system is under immense strain, and nurses are working at—and beyond—maximum capacity. I asked a group of nurses…

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Yes, You Can Negotiate With Your Health-Care Providers

Do you think health-care costs are staggeringly steep these days? Few would disagree—even the health-care providers themselves understand that their…

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Telehealth Transformation

Before the pandemic, seeing a doctor meant being limited to health-care providers in a drivable distance, trudging to the office,…

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A Missed Diagnosis

Last month, a reader shared the story of her lifelong journey to find a diagnosis for her persistent fainting spells.…

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A Shortage of Doctors and Nurses

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a growing shortage of doctors and nurses across America. The problem was particularly…

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How to Make Sense of Hospital Pricing

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) was enacted in 2010, one of its major provisions was requiring hospitals…

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Virtual Post-Op Visits Work

Virtual doctor visits have taken off during COVID. A new study finds they are convenient and as effective for post-op visits as in-person visits.

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Take Control of your Medical Bills

If you’re worried about financial ruin from big medical bills, you’re not alone. Consider these startling statistics: In a survey…

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How to Make the Most of Virtual Health Visits

Whether for emergencies or monitoring a chronic condition, steps you take before and during a virtual health visit will help you get the most from it.

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How to Survive the Hospital

Hospitals can be life-saving but patients risk new infections in this time of COVID-19 and other dangers. A new roadmap for surviving your stay.

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Your Medical Record: Is it Truly Yours?

Who owns your medical record? Is it you, the doctor or healthcare organization(s)? What if you’ve seen doctors at different hospitals and clinics? The answers may surprise you.

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

What You Don’t Know About What Doctors Know

You likely know more your hair stylist than the people watching over your health. Here’s the education and cost doctors endure to be able to treat you.

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How Telemedicine Is Changing the Health-Care System —Sarah Hiner Talks to Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

What you need to know about the new world of telemedicine. It vastly improves safety and accessibility—but it has limitations, too. Learn about both.

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Telemedicine

Everyone who has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic knows that life as we know it can change within a matter of…