The 3 Questions You Must Always Ask Your Doctor

The situation is a familiar one. You’re not feeling well, so you go to your doctor. You explain your symptoms and concerns. Then the doctor offers you their opinion about your condition, prescribes medication, or provides other treatment recommendations. You thank them for their time and leave the office with hopes of feeling better soon. What’s … Read more…

How to Evaluate Online Health Information

It’s well known that most people go online to find health information. In fact, 80% of Internet users have searched for health information online. However, there’s great variability in the quality and reliability of online health information. While some is from top-notch health care organizations, other information can be misleading and even harmful. How can … Read more…

10 Steps to Better Health Through Improved ‘Health Literacy’

Toni Cordell recounts the story of feeling comforted when told by her doctor that her medical concern could be solved with an easy surgery. She agreed to proceed without asking further questions and didn’t understand the medical consent forms because she didn’t read well.  At a follow-up office visit a couple of weeks after the … Read more…

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