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Can you Trust Medical Information Online?

Would you ask a fellow shopper at the grocery store why you have pain when you breathe? Would you ask your car mechanic what kind of surgery you should have to fix a heart condition? Of course not! Although many of us seek advice from family, friends, colleagues and sometimes even strangers, it’s not necessarily […]

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How Safe are Surgery Centers?

The thought of surgery, or any invasive procedure, is scary for most people. And hospitals can be intimidating places, with infections and other dangers lurking. Add to that the high costs of hospital procedures and a possible long drive. It’s no wonder that more and more patients are choosing surgery centers. But what about the […]

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Mistakes at the Pharmacy

The pharmacy I use, part of a huge national chain, is busy. Actually, busy is an understatement. Several times I’ve waited on hold on the phone, listening to annoying music, for over an hour. And every time I go there, I grumble to myself, and to anyone nearby willing to listen, that they need more […]

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Tips for Hospital Discharges

You might feel both happy and stressed when doctors decide you (or a loved one) can to go home from the hospital. You may feel joy that you will soon be home in your own bed. But you might worry that you feel too sick to go home. Or you might worry that you cannot […]

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How to Choose a Nursing Home

Whether a loved one needs temporary care after an illness or injury, or more permanent care, moving a loved one to a nursing home is a difficult decision. Although you might not be able to meet the physical and/or medical needs of a loved one, it’s natural to feel reluctant to take this step. Of […]

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Nursing Home Safety Issues

Nursing homes care for people who are too old or sick to care for themselves. They also care for patients after a hospital stay who cannot yet live independently. Deciding to move a loved one to a nursing home is a big, often overwhelming decision. Of course, you want them to be safe and comfortable. […]

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Patient Safety Concerns for 2020 – Part 2

No one wants their healthcare to make them sicker. And no medical professional wants their patients to get sicker under their care. However, there are some common, potentially dangerous patient safety concerns that you should know about. It was just Patient Safety Awareness Week – a good time to think about patient safety. Although we […]

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