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Does the U.S. Need More Diabetes Specialists?

Diabetes care falls between primary care physicians and endocrinologists. Will we need more specialists as diabetes becomes more common?

By Patrick Chatfield

Are You Your Own Barrier to Proper RA Treatment?

A new treatment style called treat-to-target takes measures to tailor your treatment to your symptoms, and change it as often as needed until it works. But if you’re not speaking up at the doctor, they won’t know what, or how, to treat you.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

What Does a Sex Therapist Do, Anyway?

Seeking help for sexual problems can be daunting, but a qualified therapist can help you on your path to a happier, healthier sex life.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Hospital Privacy Curtains: A Source of Harmful Germs

Privacy curtains in hospital rooms can threaten patient safety by harboring dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria and being a breeding ground and potential source of infection.

By Diane Domina

Do You Have a Pain Specialist in Addition to Your Rheumatologist?

In case you didn't already know, RA is a complex condition that can benefit from a team approach. Meaning, you need a rheumatologist to treat your RA, and a pain specialist to treat your pain. Here's why.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

10 Things to Ask Your Doctor About IBD

If you have IBD, either recently diagnosed or a veteran of the disease, you will have questions for your doctor.

By Sara Suchy

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Crohn's

Just diagnosed with Crohn's disease? Here's how to get the conversation started with your GI doctor.

By Erica Sanderson

Does The Oncologist Want You To Do More Yoga?

Doctors have new guidelines for using yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and other complementary approaches for breast cancer symptoms and treatment side effects.

By Katherine Malmo

Ovarian Cancer Treatment: What You Should Know

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with ovarian cancer? Here’s what you should know about the latest therapies available.

By Stephanie Stephens

Letter to Neurologists from an MS patient

Jackie Zimmerman articulates what MS patients need from their neurologists at the time of diagnosis and throughout their treatment, and shares lessons learned.

By Jackie Zimmerman