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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Surgeons use surgical operations to treat disease, injury, or deformity by going into the human body by way of incisions through the skin and muscles. Learn about what surgeons do.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

In addition to your family doctor, a medical specialist will make crucial decisions affecting your health. But sometimes it's difficult to determine the type of specialist you need. Learn important guidelines for choosing a specialist.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Medicare is a major effort on the part of the U. S. government to provide affordable health insurance for seniors over 65 and people with certain disabilities. But the program had a lot of twists and turns, as well as an alphabet soup of parts.

By Ed Grabianowski & Melanie Radzicki McManus


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.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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.

By National Women's Health Resource Center

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.

By Nancy Lewis