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Avoiding Medical Debt

A recent poll found that more than 40 percent of Americans have health-care debt. Health-care debt is one of the…

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When Private Equity Buys Your Doctor’s Office

Private equity (PE) is a type of investment fund that buys companies, restructures them, and sells them for a significant…

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Accessing Your Medical Records

My family physician recently retired. He had been my primary care doctor for 35 years and he had coordinated my…

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How to Tell If Your Doc Is a Quack

Trust between patient and doctor is essential, but sometimes you need to be skeptical of a diagnosis or proposed treatment.…

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Hospital Helpers

Hospital stays are getting shorter and shorter. Thirty years ago, the average stay was seven days. Today, it’s down to…

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Don’t Go Alone To Your Health Appointments

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on the health-care system. Thousands of medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, therapists,…

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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…