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9 Meds You Should Think Twice About Replacing

Considering switching from a brand name to a generic drug, or vice versa? Here’s what you need to know

5 Low-Impact Exercises for Joint Pain

Build strength with activities that won't strain your joints

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Few Fracture Patients Screened for Osteoporosis

Even fewer given recommended drugs, AARP study finds

4 Surgeries to Avoid

Some surgeries save lives, but here are procedures worth questioning.

How Often Do You Need a Mammogram?

It depends on whom you ask

Doctors & Providers

How to Talk So Your Doctor Will Listen

Learn these tips before your next appointment

Top Doctors: How to Fix Health Care

8 physicians tell us what one thing they would do to improve the American health care system

Why Do Hearing Aids Cost So Much?

Here's some advice on how to get around the high costs

At the Hospital

The Gender Bias of Medicine

Trials and treatments that once focused on men's health are now aimed at helping women, too

Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care?

A newspaper story hits a nerve with patients, doctors

Patient Checklist for Your Hospital Stay

Advice on how to prepare and be a proactive patient.

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