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7 Empowerment Tips From a 'Professional Patient'

Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

If you live with a chronic disease, you may be able to relate to me. Everyone wants to feel good. After all, it's hard to check off our bucket list and accomplish life goals if we can't get ourselves out of bed. So how can we obtain our best health and health care when battling a chronic and/or incurable illness?

Why Variability in Cancer Care Recommendations Means You Should Consider Second Opinions

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Make sure your care is following the best guidelines, or if your doctor is not following best guidelines, that the doctor has a good explanation of why you actually need something different. Good patients get good information which gets good care which gets the very best outcomes. And often, good patients need to get second opinions.

Mickey Rooney, Teen Idol Turned Elder Hero: What We Can Learn From Him

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

He showed us how to continue to be productive even as we become older. And then he showed us how vulnerable anyone can be to elder abuse, and how to handle this tragedy.

10 Steps You Should Take Now to Protect Your Health in 2014

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

You need to take charge of your medical care now more than ever. If you do this well, you will have confidence in the future. Letting things just happen around you may lead to bad decisions, serious undiagnosed illness, suffering, disability, and sometimes even death.

6 Medical Tips On Choosing HPV Vaccination For Your Daughter Or Son (Or Not)

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

No one wants to talk about it, but HPV (human papilloma virus) is common, sexually-transmitted, and can cause suffering and reduced quality of life. This is serious stuff, and you should take a moment to think about it now.

6 Tips to Simplify Your Choices of Insurance on a Health Care Exchange

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Everyone is questioning what type of insurance should they pick. And they not only are confused, they also have become angry and distressed. Some even get sick thinking about how to prevent sickness. Is this logical?

When It Comes To Health Care, Is Less More?

Next Avenue | Posted 03.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Gary Drevitch A groundbreaking campaign urges physicians to quit ordering 135 unnecessary tests and procedures Wh...

Overtreated: More Medical Care Isn't Always Better

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — More medical care won't necessarily make you healthier – it may make you sicker. It's an idea that technology-loving American...