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Recently diagnosed with prostate cancer – 10 important questions you should ask your doctor

A prostate cancer diagnosis may come unexpectedly. Considering that prostate cancer develops slowly and without causing severe symptoms, you might have been taken by surprise when diagnosed with cancer. Generally, people are not able to organize their thoughts under stressful conditions. Probably there were many times when you found yourself emotionally distressed and could not… Read more

Which hospital should I choose to give me the best care for my condition?

Did you know? There are more than 5000 hospitals in the United States, just as many questions as appears when it comes to finding the right hospital for our healthcare. The American Hospital Association conducts an annual survey of hospitals in the United States. AHA Hospital Statistics includes current and historical data on utilization, personnel,… Read more

The real risks of self-diagnosis

Are you suffering from something? A rash, maybe a fever or a red-eye can determine you to search on the internet for an answer. Many times people choose to search the Web to figure out what may be wrong with them, rather than to make an appointment with the doctor. With limited time and the… Read more

Study reveals that medical errors are third leading cause of death

An alarming study from 2016, conducted by Johns Hopkins patient safety experts, reveals that medical errors are responsible for the third leading cause of death in the U.S., with more than 250,000 deaths yearly.  The U.S.’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) report on the leading causes of death doesn’t take into account situations where the… Read more

How to make the most out of your doctor’s appointment

There was a time that when a doctor used to see his/her patients for 20 – 25 minutes, but that’s unfortunately shrinking now. Doesn’t matter who you are and how much time you want to spend at your physician’s office. Getting the most out of your doctor’s appointment has been significantly affected by insurance companies,… Read more