What you need to know before you buy prescription medications online
The attraction of buying prescription medications online is that prices can be lower than your local pharmacy, but those savings can come with some risk. Some websites deliver illegal, counterfeit... Read More
Higher quality colonoscopies can lower your cancer risk
Getting a screening colonoscopy can detect cancer early when it’s more treatable. That’s why colonoscopies are considered the gold standard for detection. But a new study discovered that the experience... Read More
When infectious disease strikes, time is of the essence
There are some infectious diseases, such as chicken pox, that can usually be treated by your primary care physician. But other, more serious infections can be difficult to diagnose correctly... Read More
Eating trans fats may harm your memory in the prime of life
You probably know that eating foods high in trans fats can raise your “bad” cholesterol level, lower your “good” cholesterol numbers, and increase inflammation in the body. But a recent... Read More
Three Important Reasons Why You Should Get a Medical Second Opinion
If you’ve been diagnosed with a serious, complex, or rare medical condition or your physician has told you that you need surgery, the next step you take should be to... Read More
Do you need a transplant? How to choose the right program
If your physician told you that you needed an organ transplant, would you know how to navigate the complex process of choosing a transplant program and surgeon? Fortunately, there are... Read More
Is your child at risk for medical errors in your local emergency room?
If your child was seriously injured or ill, you’d most likely take him or her to the closest emergency room. But not all emergency departments (EDs) are adequately staffed and... Read More
The growing risk of misdiagnosis and how to protect yourself
A recent report issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) included an alarming statistic: 12 million adults in the U.S. who seek outpatient medical care experience a diagnostic error each... Read More
What does your health insurance cover when you travel?
Whether you’re traveling to visit friends and family for the holidays or for business, it’s wise to know what your health insurance will cover if you fall ill or are... Read More
What screenings do you need to protect your health?
Preventive health screenings can help you catch conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer in the earlier stages when they are more treatable. But a number of studies have found... Read More