03 Apr 2014 --- Doctor with digital tablet talking to patient --- Image by © Mareen Fischinger/Westend61/Corbis

How to Work with Your Doctor 

Your doctor is no longer your healthcare director. In today’s healthcare world, you and your doctor are teammates. Here’s how you can work with your doctor.

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What Is a Medical Chart? 

A medical chart documents information about your time in a hospital or your visit to your primary care doctor. Here's what you should know about medical charts.


The Primary Care Doctor Shortage 

How will you get basic healthcare with the growing shortage of primary care doctors in America? One way is getting to know your local nurse practitioner.

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When the Doctor Has Bad News 

Some doctors aren’t trained to deliver bad news well — but loved ones can help. Here’s what you should know and what you can do when your doctor has bad news.


Do You Need a Health Coach?  

Thirty years ago, there was no such thing as a life coach. Now it’s become a huge profession. The next coaching boom lies in health. Here's what you should know.