Ten Ways To Deal More Effectively With Your Doctor. Part 3

2011-11-24 / Health / Comments Off on Ten Ways To Deal More Effectively With Your Doctor. Part 3Comments

The following are 10 tips for making the doctor-patient relationship work for you:

Before the Visit:
1. Create your health history. It’s not enough to rush through a form in the waiting room while you’re distracted; take the time to do your own record in the relative quiet of home when information is more accessible to you. Read the rest of this entry »

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Reasons for Cesareans

2011-08-25 / Health / Comments Off on Reasons for CesareansComments

Fifteen to 30 percent of births are done by cesarean today. The rise in cesarean deliveries is attributable to a variety of reasons. The United States used to have poor infant mortality statistics — we ranked sixteenth among the developed Western countries. But our surgeons were fantastic, and instead of focusing on preventive measures, they did more cesareans to improve an infant’s chances of surviving delivery. Read the rest of this entry »

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Food Labeling: Fact or Fiction

2011-08-11 / Health / Comments Off on Food Labeling: Fact or FictionComments

The Nutrition and Labeling Act of 1990, created a uniform labeling system that includes many foods. Since May 1994, nutritional information has been required on food labels. The Food and Drug Administration’s labeling standards for “nutrition facts” are definitely an improvement over the past lack of information. Unfortunately, these standards set by and overseen by the FDA, can often be very misleading.

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