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.
Health Care Providers
Patients must advocate for themselves, and asking questions is where this begins. Here, secrets of better communication with your 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…
Urgent care centers are springing up across the US. Here’s when you should—and should not—use one of these centers.
Yelp, the online ratings website, can play a role in finding a high-quality nursing home, research finds. But watch out for these dangers.
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…
You may be better off asking your pharmacist to recommend a doctor than reading online reviews.
If you have liver disease and live in a rural area, new research finds that your doctor should do a video consult with a specialist. Read on…
It’s hard to accept when a loved one moves from treatment to hospice care. Finding the right provider will make this journey easier.
Your local pharmacist has the knowledge to be a key member of your health care team. Here’s how to tap into this professional’s training.
Just because your doctor has a license to practice in your state doesn’t mean he/she hasn’t had a problem in a different state. How to find out…
When you’re admitted to a hospital, you expect to get better. Oftentimes, however, older adults leave in worse shape. What you need to know…
There was a legendary doctor who personified diagnosis as an art, not just a science. That art is being lost.
The Pathologist: This Behind-the-Scenes Doctor Is Crucial If You’ve Got Cancer, Diabetes or Some Other Chronic Illness
Anything that is biopsied, scraped off, drawn from your veins or excreted will pass under a patholgist’s microscope. How to ensure a proper diagnosis.
These electronic record websites were designed to make managing your health easier. Here’s how to navigate them.
How a timely referral saved this patient’s life more than 20 years ago…and the key question that led to her cancer diagnosis.
More nursing homes across the country are kicking people out under false pretensions. Learn the scams and how to maintain the care your loved one needs.
Many stem cell clinics have opened claiming to treat heart disease, Parkinson’s, stroke, vision problems and more. Why you can’t trust their claims.
A serious medical diagnosis can send anyone into a tailspin. Here’s how to get the best care–and stay sane…