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Medical Exams

Tips for Talking to Arrogant Doctors

Howard J. Bennett, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Howard J. Bennett, M.D.

I know as well as anyone how many demands doctors face. We feel pressure to be on time, get a detailed medical history and not make mistakes. But how much time does it take to say hello and give a patient the sense that you are there to help? According to medical research, it does not take much time at all.

In Support of the Annual Physical Exam

Dr. Frank Spinelli | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Spinelli

Shouldn't we be focusing on preventative health care instead of discouraging patients to see their doctor annually? Aside from the unnecessary tests, over-prescribed medications and needless scans, what's so wrong with fostering this basic human interaction?

Your Most Important Medical Exams

Whitney Greer | Posted 10.10.2011 | Black Voices
Whitney Greer

"More water, more veggies, more exercise, more sleep... and less of all the bad habits!" you tell yourself. However, if you truly want to be healthier, you also need to schedule an appointment with your doctor for a complete health check.

Study: Malpractice Worries Help Drive Health Costs

AP | STEPHANIE NANO | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — A substantial number of heart doctors – about one in four – say they order medical tests that might not be needed out of ...