HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Taking care of your health involves choosing a doctor and understanding how to best get the care you need. This section will help you deal with these issues and provide some fun and shocking facts about the medical field.
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5 Reasons to Thank a Nurse Today

Whether in the hospital or a variety of other health care settings, nurses are at the frontlines to ensure that patient needs are being met.

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  • Shepherd Center Profile

    Shepherd Center Profile

    If you were suddenly unable to walk, where would you go for help? How would you regain your independence? What role would technology play? Learn all about Shepherd Center. See more »

  • Top 10 Tips for Talking to a Pediatrician

    Top 10 Tips for Talking to a Pediatrician

    Talking with a pediatrician isn't always easy, especially if you're worried about your child's health. How can you prepare to make the most of your time with the doctor? See more »

  • What are the different types of nurses?

    What are the different types of nurses?

    As professions go, nursing is pretty new -- and in the mid-19th century, anyone who served as a caregiver could be considered a nurse. But today, training and certification helps set the different types apart. See more »

  • Why is there such a shortage of nurses in the medical field?

    Why is there such a shortage of nurses in the medical field?

    Since the late 1990s, it's largely been an accepted fact that the U.S. is dealing with a nursing shortage. And even with an infusion of workers during the recession, demand continues to outpace the supply. But why? See more »

  • World Health Organization Profile

    World Health Organization Profile

    The World Health Organization's goals are not to be taken lightly: eradicating disease, promoting healthy living conditions and overseeing the general welfare of people all over the world. Learn about the WHO. See more »

  • Communicate More Effectively With Your Health Care Professionals

    Communicate More Effectively With Your Health Care Professionals

    Expressing your health needs and concerns and getting answers to your questions are key components of effective communication in the health care setting. Learn how to communicate effectively with your health care professionals. See more »

  • Communication Breakdown With Your Health Care Professionals

    Communication Breakdown With Your Health Care Professionals

    When you're dissatisfied with a physician's performance, working through communication problems may be preferable to finding another health care professional. Learn what to do to repair a communication breakdown with your health care provider. See more »

  • Decoding 28 Medical Slang Terms

    Decoding 28 Medical Slang Terms

    Doctors use slang terms to save time during their day to day operations. You'll find that some of the terms are quite humorous because of the way they describe the ailment. Find out what physicians are really saying when they use medical slang. See more »

  • How to Choose a Doctor

    How to Choose a Doctor

    Most people never think about choosing a doctor until they need one in a hurry. If you're injured or suddenly become ill, finding a good doctor is a necessity. Learn how to make this decision. See more »

  • Podiatrist

    Podiatrist

    Podiatrists treat diseases and injuries of the feet. Doctors in this area have degrees in podiatric medicine but not M.D. degrees, and they have not attended medical school. Learn about what podiatrists do. See more »

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