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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…

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.

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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.

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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.

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Beware of These Surprising Hospital Dangers

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…

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Nursing Homes Are Kicking Patients Out

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.

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Stem Cell Clinics Dispense Dangerous Medicine

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.

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Keep Your Loved One Safe in the ICU

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...

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Hospital-at-Home Programs Are Gaining in Popularity

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.

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Are You Ready to Leave the Hospital?

Dr. David Sherer, anesthesiologist and author of Bottom Line’s What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You blog, discusses how your doctor…

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Coordinating Care with Hospitals, Doctors and Specialists

David Sherer, MD, is an American physician, inventor, and author. He currently practices anesthesiology in the suburbs of Washington D.C.…

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How to Get the Best Care at the “New” Hospital

Hospitals are undergoing massive changes in the way that they deliver care to patients. Here's how to make the most of these new options...

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How to Find the Best Cancer Care

Hospitals—especially the bigger regional medical centers—are in an all-out war for your business. Whether it’s in a TV ad or…

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Remember: You’re the Customer

For most of us, a hospital stay feels like being in custody. We’re awakened at all hours to have our…

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Don’t Let Superbugs Hitch a Ride Home from the Hospital

Here’s a health tip that everyone knows yet many ignore. Since a recent study found that one-third of patients released…