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Preparing for Surgery – Patient guide

From the patient’s perspective, the period before surgery can be very stressful and full of unknowns. This is why it is crucial to prepare both mentally and physically for the big day. Of course, you will need to follow your doctor’s instructions before anything else, but there are a couple of things you can do… Read more

Follow these 7 steps to prepare for surgery

Dealing with surgery is a fact of life. Most people go through at least one during their lifetime, be it dental surgery, appendectomies, cardiac surgery or transplants. Supposing it isn’t an emergency intervention, but a planned one, you should take your time to prepare yourself both mentally and physically. This step is important and a… Read more

The Surgical Team: Meet the 5 superheroes of the OR

Being a part of a surgical team is much like being in the army: it requires preparation, discipline and cooperation. We all see surgeons as rock stars – VIPs of medical care, all-knowing gods that walk among us and see over our well-being. Doctors usually have this effect over us: you often feel intimidated around… Read more

6 sites that help you choose the best hospital

Finding the best hospital for any disease can be difficult, even in our times. According to the most recent statistics, the United States is currently home of approximately 5,600 hospitals. This figure has been constantly decreasing over the past decades, contrary to the steady enlargement of the number of employees in the U.S. healthcare system…. Read more

Good Physician-Patient Communication – Why is this crucial?

Excellent communication is learned and developed over time and it plays a vital role in understanding the patient’s suffering, establishing the correct diagnosis and prescribing the right treatment which will essentially cure the patient’s illness. You may be inclined to think communication between two people is something natural and you don’t need specialized training for… Read more