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Nature Doc's Patient Diary

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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…