Unfortunately, being diagnosed with one disease when really it’s another is more common than you may think. A new study by BMJ Quality & Safety found that at least one in 20 adults are misdiagnosed in outpatient clinics every year in the U.S. In other words, 12 million people are diagnosed with the wrong illness every single year.Read Full Story
It takes more than just an apple a day to keep the doctor away. There's a lot of advice that doctors want you to know to help you stay healthy. Here are the top seven facts doctors want women to know about their bodies from head to toe.Read Full Story
Your doctor will probably advise you to eat more veggies and quit smoking, but he or she is also more likely to prescribe a pill or suggest surgery for what ails you, instead of arming you with preventive measures that could have long-term health benefits. So we enlisted Illinois-based cardiologist Dr. Kara Davis for her tips on what your doctor’s not telling you so you can live long and prosper.Read Full Story
Tawnia Lashley is a mom of two boys. In 2009, she saw her doctor for her annual exam and had no reason for concern. She was not overweight. She did not smoke. She was not sexually active at a young age. She was not older than 50. She had not had any abnormal pap readings before. She never had HPV.Read Full Story
The latest group of professionals to jump on the social media and blogging bandwagon is... pediatricians? How would you feel about your child's doctor tweeting or communicating via email? Here's a look at some top-notch pediatricians from across the country that are tech-savvy and how it can benefit you, as a patient.Read Full Story
People expect the best in patient care, and access to medical services and information. HealthGrades.com, a resource for researching doctors and hospitals, has released its 2011 Healthcare Consumerism and Hospital Quality in America report to rate the nation’s hospitals through an analysis of patient outcomes at nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals. Does your local hospital deserve five stars?Read Full Story
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