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Unnecessary Medical Tests: 73% of Doctors Admit Ordering Them

Sometimes people tell me how impressed they are with a doctor for ordering a battery of obscure diagnostic tests --…

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How to Get Back to Life After Illness or Injury

A Rehab Center Can Make a Huge Difference I was dismayed when my friend Pete -- a vigorous 62-year-old, and…

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Drug Shortages at US Hospitals

Is Your Hospital Properly Stocked? You’re really sick or badly injured and you have to be admitted to the hospital.…

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Protect Your Mind in the ICU

Alarms buzzing, respirators whooshing, phones ringing, pagers beeping, elevators pinging, staffers talking, patients groaning—there’s a constant cacophony in the intens...

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Worst Practices: Doctors Tell the Truth About What They Shouldn’t Do

Want to know what doctors really think about the way other doctors practice medicine? I sure do... insider information is…

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MD True Confessions: Doctors Admit Their Diagnostic Errors

Medical Confessional Uncovers Most Common Mistakes Doctors Make To my mind, this was an amazing research project... more than 300…

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Is Safety a Problem at Teaching Hospitals?

Are Teaching Hospitals Safer and Better than Community Hospitals... or Less So? A friend was recently diagnosed with an unusual…

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How to Find a Top “Alternative” Doc

A federal survey of more than 31,000 Americans found that 36% use some form of alternative or complementary medicine. But…

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How to Get Top-Notch Medical Care — No Matter Where You Are

New Technologies Allow You to Get Treated by a Specialist Who May Be Hundreds of Miles Away Imagine this: On…

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Never Get a Blood Transfusion in These Countries

And Other Health Precautions When You Travel It’s much easier to cope with medical emergencies at home than in a…

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Medical Radiation Dangers

Five questions to ask before receiving an imaging test About 25 years ago, the average American’s exposure to radiation from…

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How to Leave the Hospital Alive

Dr. G's strategies to prevent medical errors As a medical examiner, I discover during autopsies why some people die unexpectedly.…

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Drugstore Medical Clinics Scorecard

Walk-In Clinics Are Convenient and Can Save Money, But Be Careful Americans spend double what residents of many other industrialized…

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Reducing Radiology Abuse

Radiology Benefits Managers Provide Oversight to Excessive Imaging Tests As tempting as it is to demonize health insurance companies for…

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Decisions for Best Treatments for You

Investment in Comparative Effectiveness Research May Create New Problems Comparative effectiveness research (CER)... if you’ve been following the health care…