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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Has Your Doctor’s License Ever Been Revoked?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.

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If Your Doctor Gives You Bad News, Don’t Make These Mistakes

A serious medical diagnosis can send anyone into a tailspin. Here's how to get the best care--and stay sane...

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.

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How to Get the Most from Online Doctor Reviews

Nearly 60% of patients say online doctor reviews are important when choosing a physician, but they do have shortcomings. Get the most from this online tool.

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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...

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

How to Get Your Doctor to Listen—and Answer Your Questions

Doctors have less time than ever to spend with their patients. How to make sure yours really listens to you and answers all your questions.