Health Care Providers

Health Care Providers

Is Your Doctor Referring You to the Best Medical Specialist?

Doctors can be good resources for referrals to medical specialists, but they are not always be objective. What to watch out for…

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

MD or DO: Does Your Doctor’s Degree Matter?

20% of medical school enrollment is at osteopathic schools. How their training differs from a medical doctor’s and how it affects your care…

Health Care Providers

You Can Qualify for Home Health Care

If you’re recovering from an injury, surgery or serious health problem, but don’t need a hospital or nursing home, here’s how to get your care at home…

Health Care Professionals

Why Your Doctor Makes Better Decisions in the Morning!

Doctors’ mental state affects the quality of his/her health-care decisions and advice. Here’s how to ensure you get the best care.

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Health-Care Shortages Abound—Doctors, Drugs and More

Doctors, nurses, hospital beds, medication, IV fluid supplies… Why should the allegedly “best" medical care in the world suffer such shortcomings?

Health Care Professionals

Is Your Doctor Too Old to Give You the Care You Deserve?

We trust our doctors to know what they’re doing. But sometimes age impairs their abilities. Three red flags that mean it’s time to switch…

At the Heart of It All

Dr. Google vs. Your Doctor: Who Do You Trust the Most?

Patients no longer seek advice from their doctors. They search the Internet and come in with well-formed opinions. But Dr. Google has a dark side.

Health Care Professionals

How to Get Your Doctor to Return Your Call (or E-Mail)

If you have a question for your doctor, are you sure that your phone call or email will get a response? Here’s how to ensure that you do hear back…

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Aviation, Medicine and Other Potential Technology Disasters

In medicine, as in aviation, more technology may not be better. Taking away from human operator control might be more dangerous than previously thought.

Health Care Facilities

Facility Charge Is Latest Hidden Health-Care Fee

When receiving medical care, you don’t expect to get a bill from a facility you didn't visit. But hospitals are doing just that. How to avoid paying…

Health Care Professionals

Tell Your Doctor the Whole Truth to Avoid a Misdiagnosis

Seeing a doctor is crucial for good health—but so is being 100% honest with him/her. Here are the dangers if you hold back or tell white lies…

Health Care Professionals

Is Your “Naturopathic Doctor” Licensed to Treat You?

Going holistic with your health? Make sure the naturopathic doctor you use has the education and clinical training to treat you.

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Medicine’s Barbaric Little Secret: IV’s Don’t Have to Hurt

Starting IVs without local anesthesia is a horrible and immoral practice. Demand this treatment first if you or a loved one is in the hospital.

Health Care Professionals

Look Who’s Peeking at Your Medical Records

Everyone wants to keep his/her personal health information secure. But breaches do occur—from unlikely culprits. Read on…

What Caregivers Need

Hospitals Traps for Seniors

Caregivers must be vigilant when a loved one is hospitalized. How to keep your loved one from becoming weak…disoriented…sleep-deprived, dehydrated and more.