Consumer health basics
Health savings accounts combined with high-deductible health plans are promoted as a way to cut medical costs. See if they're right for you.
Living wills and other advance directives describe your treatment preferences in end-of-life situations when you can't speak for yourself.
Compassionate use is a way for people with life-threatening illnesses to get access to experimental treatments.
After a flood, don't eat foods or take medications that have come into contact with flood or contaminated water.
Emergency preparedness includes making sure you can quickly access critical health information for you and your family.
Prepare for a family emergency by gathering important details about your family's health. For each person, gather the following information: medical conditions, allergies, medications, blood type, doctor's name and phone number, and insurance information. Also include advance directives, the legal documents that outline your decisions about health care, such as whether to use life-support machines.
Personal health records and patient portals make it easy to access your medical information using your computer or smartphone.
From patient portals to wearable monitoring devices, telehealth gives you the tools to better manage your health. Are you taking advantage of these tools?
Interested in registering as an organ donor but worried that you're too old? Don't be. There's no defined cutoff age for donating organs. The decision to use a donor's organs is based on strict medical criteria, not age, and is made by doctors at the time of death.
Organ donation saves lives, but misinformation surrounds it. Get the facts about becoming an organ donor.