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Be Prepared5 Medical Questions and Answers You Should Know

Here's a quick Q&A for better health.

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Choosing a Pharmacy and Pharmacist

Here are questions to consider when selecting a pharmacy and pharmacist.

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Creating a Family Medical History

Creating a family medical history tree is similar, except instead of birthplaces, your tree will track family diseases, medical conditions and allergies.

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Medical History and Vaccinations Data Sheet

Bring a copy of this to medical appointments, especially if you are meeting with a new physician or specialist.

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Patient Advocate FAQs

Communication between patients, family members, friends, doctors and nurses is tiring and confusing. Here are a few helpful tips from fellow caregivers, doctors and nurses regarding what the role is for advocates.

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Social Worker FAQs

Here is useful information about social workers and how they can help you.

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Using Online Pharmacies

What to know about online pharmacies.

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What You Need to Know About Your Medications

Before taking any medications, check with your doctor or pharmacist about how, when and where to take your medications. Ask about side effects, allergic reactions and other potential risks regarding your prescribed medications.

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Winter Back Safety

Avoid injuries this holiday season by following these safety tips.

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Your Medical Records Are Going Hi-Tech

Many hospitals are nixing paper altogether – meaning that they'll no longer keep written charts of each patient's visit, conditions, medications, etc. and instead rely on computerized technology.

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Doctor10 Ways to Describe Your Symptoms

Before you see your doctor, refer to this list of questions to help you describe your symptoms.

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At the Doctors Office 4 Expert Tips

Seventeen minutes—that's about all the time you'll have with your doctor during a typical visit, says Dr. Davis Liu, family physician and author of Stay Healthy, Live Longer, Spend Wisely: Making Intelligent Choices in America's Healthcare System.

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Choosing a Primary Care Doctor

It is important to select a physician that will be able to meet your needs. You want a doctor who will take the time to counsel you at every visit, answer your questions and hold the same beliefs that you do regarding your medications.

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Get The Most From Your Doctor

Seventeen minutes - that's about all the time you'll have with your doctor during a typical visit.

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Key Medical Terms Doctors and Disciplines

Here is a list of general terms that refer to medical experts and various disciplines. If you have any questions about medical terms during the time of your care, be sure to ask your doctor or a member of hospital staff for an explanation.

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Your Doctor Visit

Make the most of your doctor visit with these handy tips.

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Your Health Getting a Second Opinion

A second opinion is asking another physician or specialist to examine your case. She will then provide a diagnosis and offer treatment options.

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Hospital9 Things to Know About Going to the ER

We've all seen emergency rooms on TV, but what do you need to know when it's real life?

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Finding the Right Hospital

If you (or a family member) need to find a good hospital "just in case," use the "Hospital Homework" checklist to determine which hospital best suits your needs.

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Preparing for a Hospital Stay 7 Expert Tips

Chances are, you or someone you love will experience a hospital stay--either planned or unplanned.

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Visiting the Hospital Dos and Don'ts

Visiting at the hospital? Here are some dos and don'ts from hospital advocates, social workers and doctors from across the country.

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Volunteering at a Hospital

Volunteering at a hospital can be a very fulfilling, educational and rewarding experience.

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What is Hospice?

Hospice care provides medical, physical and psychological support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatment.

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Your Hospital Stay

Follow these tips to prepare for before and after your hospital stay.

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