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Is It Time for a New Hospital?

Until recently, if you were hospitalized, odds are you would end up in a room with other patients. When you…

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Guard Against Radiation Danger

What to do before getting CT scans and other imaging tests… Let’s say your doctor has advised you to get…

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Now You Can Get Your Own Lab Results

Have you ever gone for a blood test and then had to wait weeks for your doctor to call you…

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Be Wary of Low-Price CT Scans

Certain hospitals and medical facilities are aggressively advertising low-cost computerized tomography (CT) scans. These scans sometimes cost just a few…

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How to Take Charge in the ER

...to get the care you need. Emergency rooms are crowded, chaotic and confusing places. Americans now make about 130 million…

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Surprising Dangers In the Hospital

Knowing these traps can greatly improve your odds of a successful outcome When you’re admitted to a hospital, you probably…

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A Scary Hospital Epidemic: C. Difficile Bacteria

The latest dangerous, sometimes fatal, antibiotic-resistant microbe Last spring I covered new findings on how antibiotic overuse continues to spur…

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Is It Safe to Get Vaccinated at a Drugstore?

Vaccines such as the shingles vaccine and the flu shot are offered at drugstores, big-box stores, workplaces and even drive-through…

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9 Things Your Mother’s Nursing Home Won’t Tell You

You trust your parent’s nursing home to take care of him or her. Unfortunately, some homes do not deserve this…

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Should Your Ambulance Slow Down?

Your husband is cleaning gutters and falls off the ladder, losing consciousness briefly, and it looks like he broke his…

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Hospital Emergency Attention-Getter

But You Have to Know How to Call the "Rapid Response Team" Hospital patients are monitored in many ways, with…

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Are Endoscopies More Dangerous Than We Knew?

If you have the misfortune to develop mysterious pain in your lower esophagus or stomach, your doctor might order an…

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7 Things Your Hospital Won’t Tell You (That Could Hurt You)

We trust hospitals with our lives. Sometimes that trust is misplaced. A remarkable 25% of all hospitalized patients will experience…

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Watch Out for These Common Hospital Errors

You research the pros and cons and shop around before you buy a car—so why not compare local hospitals in…

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The Secrets to Getting the Best Hospital Care

Want to make sure that you get the best care possible during your hospital stay? Get on your nurse’s good…