Health Care Providers

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Doctor Shortages Coming: What You Can Do About It

The number of doctors in the US will soon be insufficient to meet America's growing and aging populace. Six steps to protect ourselves.

At the Heart of It All

The Business of Medicine: A Doctor Speaks the Truth

Hospitals have changed from simply caretaking facilities that take care of people to money makers focused on maximizing billing and the bottom line.

Health Care Professionals

Physical Therapy Can Ease Suffering for End-of-Life Patients

Most people don’t think of physical therapy (PT) as part of end-of-life-care, but they should. Here are the ways PT can give comfort to these patients…

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Why Does an Emergency Room Visit Take So Long?

Long ER visits have been an issue for years but it appears to be getting worse. Seven steps you can take to help yourself and others.

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?

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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…

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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…

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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…