Health Care Providers

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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

At the Heart of It All

The Best Way to Advocate for Your Health: Ask the Right Questions

Patients must advocate for themselves, and asking questions is where this begins. Here, secrets of better communication with your doctor.

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Can a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Cover for a Doctor?

If you schedule an appointment with your doctor, why would you be seen by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant instead? What you need to know…

Health Care Facilities

Smart Ways to Use Urgent Care

Urgent care centers are springing up across the US. Here’s when you should—and should not—use one of these centers.

Health Care Facilities

For Honest Nursing Home Ratings, Look to Yelp

Yelp, the online ratings website, can play a role in finding a high-quality nursing home, research finds. But watch out for these dangers.

Health Care Professionals

Sticking with the Same Doctor May Help You Live Longer

Everyone wants to have a good doctor. But recent research shows that finding the right one may actually have a dramatic effect on your health…

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The Truth About Online Doctor Reviews

You may be better off asking your pharmacist to recommend a doctor than reading online reviews.