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Medicare Advantage Plans: Are They for You?
If you have Original Medicare or supplemental insurance through a retiree plan or Medigap—you...
When Medicare Isn’t Enough
If you thought you were covered health insurance-wise once you hit 65, think again. An Original...
Shopping for Long-Term Care
Most people don’t think twice about bargaining for a new car. But when it...
Medicare Terms and Definitions
Reading through Medicare terms and definitions can be like wading in a pool of alphabet...
Get the Most Out of Your Medicare Plan
In the past, just one in 16 people took advantage of the health checks free to...
The Don’t-Do List: 4 Treatments and Tests to Reconsider
What doctors do is important. Equally important: what they don't do.
Make Your Doctor Visits Work for You
Experts have found that doctors tend to interrupt patients just 20 to 30 seconds after they begin...
5 Easy Medicare Enrollment Steps
1. Don’t wait! Open enrollment used to happen in November and December. But starting last...
6 Great Reasons to Give Your Medicare Plan a Check-Up
Even if you don’t expect to change your insurance coverage, reviewing your current coverage...
Whether you’re brand-new to Medicare or are a long-time beneficiary, the inner workings of...
Medicare: What’s New for 2012
If there’s one thing that’s constant about Medicare, it’s change. That applies...
Is Your Doctor a Dud?
Whether you just received a scary diagnosis or moved to a new town, consult a...
How to Checkup on Your Doctor
You can flip through Consumer Reports to find vacuums and cars, but it's way harder...
A Primer on Painkillers
Figuring out which over-the-counter pain reliever is the best one to use for your headache,...
5 Dangers in Trying to Diagnose Yourself
No matter what web site you're using, remember that self-diagnosis is a bad idea. It's...
9 Tips for Doctor Visits That Work
By now, it's a world-famous statistic: Experts have found that doctors tend to interrupt patients...
10 Health Inventions That Will Improve Your Life
1. Sight Saver This bionic eyeball might look like it's been plucked from the skull of...
The Killers in Your Medicine Cabinet
The Pills They Take In 2009, high school seniors admitted to abusing these five commonly prescribed...
10 Ways to Safely Use Prescription Drugs
1. Ask Questions Before leaving the doctor's office with a new prescription, make sure you understand...
How You Can Reduce Medical Errors
Stay safe during your hospital stay with these guidelines.
Doctors Spill Their Secrets to Getting the Best Medical Treatment
Dr. Oz explains how smart patients approach their health care.
7 Home Health Checks That Can Save Your Life
1. Do a Wheeze CheckUntreated asthma leads to 1.8 million ER visits and 4,000 deaths a year.Asthma...
6 Things These Caregivers Wish They’d Known Sooner
There are so many books and websites offering help to caregivers that you can get...
Lonnie Ali’s 10 Best Tips for Caregivers
When Muhammad Ali and I married, he had already been diagnosed with Parkinson’s syndrome....
Is Your Doctor Out of Date?
Sharon Sakson was walking into her kitchen to make a sandwich one February afternoon when...
6 Mistakes Your Doctor May Be Making
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE The mistake your doc may be making: Sticking with lifestyle changes when...
How to Talk to a Doctor
It's one of the sorriest stats in modern medicine: The average doctor's appointment lasts 15 minutes...
How to Talk to Your Parents About Aging
There's no easy way to broach the tough but inevitable conversations many of us will...
18 Big Ideas to Fix Health Care Now
Everyone agrees that we need cheaper, better, easier care for everyone. You know it. The...
The Complete List of Action Plan Websites
Learn more about the 18 Big Ideas to Reform Health Care in America 1. Fight the Big...
Prescription Drug Side Effects: Take As Directed
Nearly 30% of us stop taking our medicines before we should. Why playing doctor can be...
41 Secrets Your Doctor Would Never Share
Those free medication samples may not be the best - or safest. Find out what...