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Bad News: Your Docs May Not Be Washing Their Hands Correctly

Hand hygiene is key, especially in hospitals where health care-related infections can be fatal. Yet new research finds that health care workers may not be doing everything they can to protect us.

By Lara DeSanto

What Are Your Biggest Fears as a Patient?

For the second year in a row, diagnostic errors and improper management of test results in electronic health records top the list of patient safety concerns.

By Diane Domina

Fewer Than Half of US Youth Discuss Sensitive Topics With Docs

Fewer than one-half of U.S. young people are discussing sensitive issues like sexual health, mental health, and gun safety with their health care providers, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

By Lara DeSanto

Could You Benefit From a Video Visit with Your Doc?

Video doctor-patient visits, which allow health care providers and patients to communicate using a computer can replace in-office visits for many patients.

By Diane Domina

We Know Why You Sometimes Lie to Your Doctor

There are many reasons you might lie to your doctors, but new surveys say the fear of being judged and embarrassed are two of the biggest.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Are You Worried About the Security of Your Personal Health Info?

When it comes to personal health information, hospitals, doctors’ offices, and insurance companies — not hackers — are responsible for most security breaches.

By Diane Domina

Task Force Recommends Alcohol Screening

Guidelines issues by the U.S. Preventive Task Force recommend that primary care doctors screen adults over age 18 for unhealthy alcohol use.

By Diane Domina

How Medically Accurate is Your Favorite Hospital Show?

From “Grey’s” to “Scrubs,” learn about how closely your favorite doctor TV shows mimic real-life medicine.

By Lara DeSanto

How to Manage Multiple Illnesses

Have you been newly diagnosed with multiple illnesses? Check out these tips on how to live a thriving life while managing multiple diseases.

By Alisha Bridges

Are Your Food and Fitness Trackers Helping You?

What is the information stored on your tracker really doing for you? More importantly—what’s it doing for your doctor to help you?

By Amy Hendel, P.A.