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Life and family

Get the latest information to help you stay on top of what's important with your life and family.

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10 things nurses wish their patients knew
Remember to be honest, to speak up, and don't forget to stop in and say hello.

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What ER docs want you to know
Learn how to make the best of an emergency room visit.

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Smart ways to use your medical records
Having a medical record on hand can help you better understand your health, share information with p...

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Personal health record - do you need one?
Keeping track of your own medical information can save time and money, help you make treatment decis...

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5 Reasons to Track Your Spending
Maintaining a monthly budget isn’t just good for your finances—it’s good for your health, too.

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Learn how to get a copy of your medical records
Federal law allows you to access your health information from providers. Here's what you should kno...

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In the hospital? Have an advocate
A family member, friend, or partner can ask questions, pass important information to medical staff,...

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How to find the right healthcare provider
Get a three-step plan to finding the practitioner you need.

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Should I go to a healthcare provider, urgent care, or the ER?
Each medical situation is different. Plan your treatment approach with this guide.

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How to prepare when your child is having surgery
Taking these necessary steps in the days and weeks before an operation helps ensure a successful out...