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How to Prevent a Hospital Round Trip

How to Prevent a Hospital Round Trip

Little known fact: 20 – 30% of all patients end up back in the hospital within a month. Often, it’s because they don’t get their prescriptions filled or get to their follow-up doctor appointments. Sometimes patients ignore signs of health problems after a hospital...

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Shock & Awe – Your Hospital Bill!

Shock & Awe – Your Hospital Bill!

After a hospital stay, bills will start pouring in, and trust me, they will be shocking. Even with good insurance your out-of-pocket costs may still be an “ouch.” Most hospital charges may appear out of control to you, but you do have some control. Just know how and when to speak up!

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How Doctors Think

How Doctors Think

If you’re not getting better under one doctor’s care, get another doctor’s brain on your case. Get a third or fourth opinion if necessary. Don’t stop until it feels like you have the right doctor for you with the right solution you need.

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MRSA: The Trojan Horse in Your Locker Room

MRSA: The Trojan Horse in Your Locker Room

Yes, your good, old gym bag is the Trojan Horse that picks up Superbugs every time you drop it in your locker, and then brings those bugs home with you. No wonder, at least 16% of the population carries MRSA around inside their bodies, too.

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33 Surprising Hospital Secrets Every Patient Should Know

33 Surprising Hospital Secrets Every Patient Should Know

Readers' Digest interviewed PartnerHealth's Karen Curtiss for this collection of tips and insights. Highlights include: For complex surgeries, choose a teaching hospital.Ask your surgeon if she will be doing your entire procedure and whether she will do your follow-up...

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