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  1. 8 Tips for Communicating Well with Your Doctor
  2. Choosing a Hospital

    You don't have time to choose a hospital if you have a health emergency. But if you’re facing surgery or treatment for a particular health condition, taking time to find a hospital that meets your needs is well worth the effort.

  3. For Men: Doctors Are Good for Your Health

    Men are missing opportunities to detect and address medical problems in their early stages, when many conditions are more treatable and less threatening to overall health.

  4. How to Evaluate Your Health Care Providers

    To make sure you’re getting high-quality care, ask yourself if your health care provider is meeting your needs in five areas.

  5. How to Get Medications for Less

    Here are strategies from the Food and Drug Administration to help you cut your prescription costs by 50 percent or more.

  6. How to Get Optimal Medical Care

    To get the best medical care you can, you should be an informed patient who works closely with your health care provider.

  7. How to Take Part in Every Medical Decision

    Well-informed people who play a significant role in deciding how they’re going to treat their health conditions are likely to feel better about the decision process.

  8. Making Sense of Medical Advice

    If seemingly contradictory health news has you confused, it's time to learn how to read between the lines.

  9. The Value of a Second Opinion

    If your provider suggests non-emergency surgery or a major medical test, it can be worthwhile to get a second opinion

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