It’s hard to accept when a loved one moves from treatment to hospice care. Finding the right provider will make this journey easier.
Health Care Providers
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…
Few patients really understand what malpractice is, nor do they know the process. Plus: The real reason most patients sue.
Nearly 60% of patients say online doctor reviews are important when choosing a physician, but they do have shortcomings. Get the most from this online tool.
The ICU can be a scary place for patients–and for their families. Here’s what you need to know to keep your loved one safe…
Doctors have less time than ever to spend with their patients. How to make sure yours really listens to you and answers all your questions.
How much of your last doctor visit do you remember? A recording is better than taking notes. Here’s how to do it the right way…
Time counts in a medical emergency. Here, the essential info to always carry so that hospital workers can provide the best care possible…
Get better faster, more easily and with less risk of infection if you convalesce at home rather than at the hospital. Here’s when it’s safe to do so.
It is important to assemble a team of docs involved in all of your medical care, but the challenge is getting the team to talk with each other about them.