Consumer health basics
Confused by the credentials for doctors, nurses and physician assistants? Get definitions of common credentials and learn why they matter.
After a flood, don't eat foods or take medications that have come into contact with flood water or contaminated water.
You know what M.D. means, but what does D.O. mean? What's different and what's alike between these two kinds of health care providers?
From patient portals to wearable monitoring devices, telehealth gives you the tools to better manage your health. Are you taking advantage of these tools?
Emergency preparedness includes making sure you can quickly access critical health information for you and your family.
Personal health records and patient portals make it easy to access your medical information using your computer or smartphone.
This practice saves lives, but wrong ideas surround it. Get the facts about being an organ donor.
Life-threatening situations can happen to anyone, so it's important to have a living will or other advance directive. These documents spell out your preferences regarding medical treatments you would or would not want to keep you alive. You can also outline your preferences for other medical decisions, such as pain management or organ donation. By planning ahead, you can get the medical care you want and save your family from having to make tough decisions in a crisis.
Living wills and other advance directives describe your treatment preferences in end-of-life situations when you can't speak for yourself.