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
So you’re on your way to the doctor in a cold sweat—not because it's one of your symptoms, but because you’re anxiously awaiting the ultra-embarrassing questions you need to ask. Your blood pressure rises, your heart rate goes up and the nurse checking your temperature wants to know if you ran a marathon before arriving at the office.Read Full Story
Well-child checkups are an important way to ensure the continued health of your growing children. But what should (and shouldn't) you be doing to make the most of these appointments? We asked mom pediatricians to share their advice on making the most of your well-child visits.Read Full Story
It's bad enough that you have a sick child, but having to wait 20 minutes in a small, overheated exam room or a busy, germ-filled waiting room while you wait for your pediatrician makes a bad situation even worse. Here are some tips for making the best of your next trip to the doctor with your kids, including ways to keep them distracted and secrets for keeping your own sanity.Read Full Story
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