Are Antibiotics Helpful or Harmful? What You Need to Know.

Antibiotics are the go-to treatment for many types of infections. Doctors prescribe them, and/or patients demand them, for a wide variety of ailments. However, antibiotics are a mixed blessing. Are antibiotics helpful or harmful? Sometimes they don’t help you recover, sometimes they can make you sicker, and collectively they are causing great harm. Doctors are […]

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Questions to Ask Before Surgery

Do you need surgery? There’s a lot to consider, and worry about, before a surgical procedure. It’s scary to think about going under anesthesia, and it’s scary to think about a doctor cutting you open! And it’s really scary to think about the possibility of something going wrong. But instead of putting your head in […]

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Are Your Medical Records Accurate?

Accurate medical records are essential for receiving the best healthcare possible. Clearly, your doctor may treat you inappropriately if your records contain wrong or incomplete information. Unfortunately, health records can include mistakes about any aspect of a patient’s health and his/her medical and family history. Whether your doctors use Electronic Health Records (EHRs) or paper […]

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Are Medications Safe?

Americans are taking billions of pills and other medications every year. Almost 50% of US adults take at least one prescription medication. And many millions take over the counter medications. We rely on medications to keep us healthy and to cure both serious and minor ailments. In many cases, people would not survive without their […]

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How to Save Money on Prescription Medications

Prescription medications can be frighteningly expensive, even with insurance coverage. Have you ever suffered sticker shock? It’s happened to me on several occasions, including a co-pay of $450 for a medication we didn’t even end up using! These high prescription medication prices are hurting our collective health and our wallets. How widespread and serious is […]

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