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Patient Rights

Patient empowerment makes a difference when you're navigating the healthcare world. Learn how to advocate for yourself, understand your patient rights, and be a smart healthcare consumer.
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Can I Record My Healthcare Provider’s Appointment?
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Understanding What Health Coinsurance Means to You
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How Healthcare Capitation Payment Systems Work
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What Does a Pharmacy Benefit Manager Do?
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How Healthcare Providers Are Paid by Reimbursement
Paramedics examining patient on stretcher
What Medical Triage Is and How It Is Used to Priortize Treatment
An ambulatory patient and his nurse.
How Ambulatory Is Used Frequently in Health Care
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Understanding Standard of Care for Patients
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Why Disease Management Is an Important Part of Health Care
Hospital emergency department
How Does EMTALA Ensure Emergency Medical Screening and Treatment?
Triple Aim
What You Should Know About Health Care's Triple Aim
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How to Maintain a Strong Immune System
Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus Bacteria
Tips for Preventing Iatrogenic Events During Medical Treatments
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What Does Fraudulent Medical Upcoding Cost Me?
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A Patient's Bill of Rights in the Medical Office
6 Steps to Determine a Proper Wheelchair Fit
Senior man using walker on sidewalk
Which Type of Walker Should You Choose?
A man using a rollator.
How Using a Rollater Can Give You More Benefits Than Walkers
Woman with a cold looking at digital tablet
The Risks of Using the Internet to Self-Diagnose
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5 Situations When Getting a Second Opinion Is Your Best Option
female doctor looking in microscope
What Is Histopathology?
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How to Cope With Grief From Difficult Diagnoses or Medical Errors
Senior man holding ice pack on knee
Learn the Difference Between Acute and Subacute Medical Symptoms
Although little is known about W-18, it has been implicatated in numerous drug deaths
Sepsis and Septicemia Are Not the Same
Female patient listening to diagnosis from doctor
Discover the 5 Best Ways to Make Informed Health Decisions
A doctor and a patient in a hospital ward.
What Indolent Means in a Medical Diagnosis
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From Dropsy to the Grip: Modern Terms for Outdated Diagnoses
A doctor and a patient.
Steps to Take If Your Doctor Tells You It's All in Your Head
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Should You Give Your Social Security Number to a Healthcare Provider?
Male patient and doctor in discussion in exam room
Using Differential Diagnosis to Confirm Your Illness
A doctor looks into a microscope.
How Reliable Are Your Medical Test Results?
Woman reviewing X-Rays with doctor
How Common Is Misdiagnosis or Missed Diagnosis?
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Are You Seeing the Right Kind of Specialist?
A doctor and a patient
What to Do When You Can't Get a Diagnosis
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Understanding Your Medical Test Results
Woman with her arm around a family member
How to Deal With Common Feelings You May Have Waiting for a Diagnosis
A patient meets with a doctor.
What Does Asymptomatic Mean?
Family preparing food in the kitchen
Food Safety and How to Prevent Food Poisoning
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How to Get the Most of Telehealth When You’re Taking Biologics
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How Pharmacists Can Help Caregivers
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Pharmacy Benefits for Seniors: Advantages to Benefit From
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Little-Known Benefits of Working With Your Pharmacist
Pharmacist Measuring Mature Man's Blood Pressure
How Your Pharmacist Can Help You With Your Chronic Condition
Group of college students taking exam.
Why Minority Communities Are at Increased Risk of Health Problems
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What Happens When You Don't Take Medicine as Prescribed?
A man sitting and waiting in his hospital bed
Examining the Weekend Effect and Its Relationship to Hospitals
Doctor discussing prescription drugs with patient
6 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Prescription
Pills on medicine cabinet shelf.
The Right Way to Safely Dispose of Unused Medications
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Just Culture in Healthcare
Health professionals rushing patient to ER.
More Deaths Than You Might Think Are Caused by Medical Error
drug manufacturing
What Is an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient in Medication?
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How to Take Oral Medications Properly
Little boy getting a cast on his leg
Curative Care Aims to Improve or Eliminate Symptoms
Doctor checking teenage patients blood pressure with cuff in examination room
What to Do If You Think Your Healthcare Provider Ordered Unnecessary Medical Tests
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Quick Guide to Warfarin Dosing
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Understanding Everything You Need to Know About Diuretics
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Unexpected Beneficial Side Effects of Common Drugs
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Deciphering Dosage Timing With 4-Times-a-Day or Every 6 Hours
A veterinarian checking the heartbeat of border collie
Can Pet Medications Be Used By Humans?
Senior Woman Holding Daily Pill Container
Are Pillboxes for Multiple Medications Safe?