Health Care Providers

Health Care Professionals

Why It’s a Good Idea to Record Your Doctor Visit

How much of your last doctor visit do you remember? A recording is better than taking notes. Here's how to do it the right way...

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

In Case of Emergency: Always Carry This Health Information

Time counts in a medical emergency. Here, the essential info to always carry so that hospital workers can provide the best care possible...

Health Care Facilities

Hospital-at-Home Programs Are Gaining in Popularity

Get better faster, more easily and with less risk of infection if you convalesce at home rather than at the hospital. Here’s when it’s safe to do so.

Health Care Providers

Take Charge of Your Medical Records

It is important to assemble a team of docs involved in all of your medical care, but the challenge is getting the team to talk with each other about them.

Health Care Professionals

Is Your Hospital Hiring Freelance Doctors?

More and more hospitals–and some large medical practices–are hiring doctors on a freelance basis. Here’s what you need to know.

Prevention

How a Healthy-Cooking Expert was Diagnosed with Prediabetes

Prediabetes was never on Alma Schneider’s radar. Why would she worry about a condition that can lead to type 2…

Health Care Facilities

Are You Ready to Leave the Hospital?

Dr. David Sherer, anesthesiologist and author of Bottom Line’s What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You blog, discusses how your doctor…

Health Care Professionals

Let’s Talk About Hospitalists

Increasingly, hospital patients are seen by in-house hospital physicians rather than their own doctors. This switch toward care by hospitalists…

Health Care Providers

Here’s What You Need to Know About Hospice

Hospice care can be a source of comfort and peace for both the patient and family in the last few weeks of life. Read on for what you need to know.

Health Care Facilities

Coordinating Care with Hospitals, Doctors and Specialists

David Sherer, MD, is an American physician, inventor, and author. He currently practices anesthesiology in the suburbs of Washington D.C.…

Health Care Facilities

How to Get the Best Care at the “New” Hospital

Hospitals are undergoing massive changes in the way that they deliver care to patients. Here's how to make the most of these new options...

Health Care Professionals

Is Doctor Burnout Putting You at Risk?

We trust our doctors. But what if one of them is overwhelmed and not able to give us the care we deserve? Red flags to watch for--and how to stay safe...

Memory

Dizziness Linked to Dementia Risk

Does getting out of bed or standing up quickly ever make your head spin? Although most of us ignore these…

Health Care Facilities

How to Find the Best Cancer Care

Hospitals—especially the bigger regional medical centers—are in an all-out war for your business. Whether it’s in a TV ad or…

Common Threads

Blowing the Lid Off the “Science” of Medicine

Be scared…be very scared—because NPR science journalist Richard Harris’s new book blows the lid off one of the best-kept secrets…