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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.

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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…

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Is Your “Naturopathic Doctor” Licensed to Treat You?

Going holistic with your health? Make sure the naturopathic doctor you use has the education and clinical training to treat you.

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Medicine’s Barbaric Little Secret: IV’s Don’t Have to Hurt

Starting IVs without local anesthesia is a horrible and immoral practice. Demand this treatment first if you or a loved one is in the hospital.

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Look Who’s Peeking at Your Medical Records

Everyone wants to keep his/her personal health information secure. But breaches do occur—from unlikely culprits. Read on…

At the Heart of It All

The Best Way to Advocate for Your Health: Ask the Right Questions

Patients must advocate for themselves, and asking questions is where this begins. Here, secrets of better communication with your doctor.

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Can a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Cover for a Doctor?

If you schedule an appointment with your doctor, why would you be seen by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant instead? What you need to know…

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Sticking with the Same Doctor May Help You Live Longer

Everyone wants to have a good doctor. But recent research shows that finding the right one may actually have a dramatic effect on your health…

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The Truth About Online Doctor Reviews

You may be better off asking your pharmacist to recommend a doctor than reading online reviews.

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8 Surprising Things Your Pharmacist Can Do for You

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.

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Has Your Doctor’s License Ever Been Revoked? Here’s How to Tell

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...

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An Index of Suspicion: The Lost Art of Diagnosis

There was a legendary doctor who personified diagnosis as an art, not just a science. That art is being lost.

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Surprising Melanoma Caught Just In Time

How a timely referral saved this patient’s life more than 20 years ago…and the key question that led to her cancer diagnosis.

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Thinking of Suing Your Doctor? Read This First

Few patients really understand what malpractice is, nor do they know the process. Plus: The real reason most patients sue.