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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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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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Video Consultations Help Rural Patients Live Longer

If you have liver disease and live in a rural area, new research finds that your doctor should do a video consult with a specialist. Read on…

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Questions to Ask When Choosing Hospice Care

It’s hard to accept when a loved one moves from treatment to hospice care. Finding the right provider will make this journey easier.

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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Has Your Doctor’s License Ever Been Revoked?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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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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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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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.

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Patient Portals: Sidestepping Pitfalls

These electronic record websites were designed to make managing your health easier. Here’s how to navigate them.

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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.

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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.