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Should You or Shouldn’t You?

It was Shakespeare’s Hamlet who wondered “To be, or not to be”; but in health care, the question is altogether different: It’s “Should I, or shouldn’t I?” That’s because as our diagnostics, treatments, surgeries and medications have gotten more and … Continue reading

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A Great Cancer Resource

The phone rings. Or your doctor’s office calls and want you to come in right away. Or perhaps someone you know tells you what they’ve just learned.  All of a sudden, you or someone you know or love has cancer. You … Continue reading

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Just Got Bad News? One Word To Get You Better Health Care

When you’ve just heard you have a troubling health condition, there’s one word that will virtually guarantee you better health care: Time. When you’re first dealing with bad news about your health,  unless your situation is immediately life threatening, your … Continue reading

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Four Things to Say at Your First Visit with a New Doctor

It’s always a little awkward getting to know a new physician. After the first hellos, and before the examination begins, it’s smart to set the stage for an effective relationship. Physicians can’t read your mind. They don’t know what role you’d … Continue reading

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Meet My Pathologist? Really?

For most people, their pathologist is one physician they’ll never meet. While pathologists have a big role in defining and labeling the cause of your disease — such as the type of cancer cells or infection — most of us … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Ask Your Doctor Better Questions

I hear it every day: “How can I possibly challenge my doctor when I’m not a physician? What do I know anyway?” No matter what your educational background, economic situation or personality, it’s very common  to feel unsure about questioning … Continue reading

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