Health

Making the most of a well-woman checkup

(HealthDay)—Don't wait until you get sick to see a doctor—wellness visits for women can catch problems before they become serious, as well as make sure you're taking all the right steps for good health.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

User-friendly tools help older adults guide future medical care

A user-friendly website on advance care planning, as well as easy-to-read advance directives, can be highly effective in empowering both English- and Spanish-speaking older adults to plan for their future medical care, according ...

Health

Poll: Young people back single-payer health care

Large majorities of young Americans want to see an expansion of government services, including a single-payer health care program, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Primary care doctors 'not doing enough' to curb STDs

Julie Lopez, 21, has been tested regularly for sexually transmitted diseases since she was a teenager. But when Lopez first asked her primary care doctor about screening, he reacted with surprise, she said.

Medical economics

Influential Leapfrog Group jumps in to rate 5,600 surgery centers

The influential Leapfrog Group, which grades nearly 2,000 U.S. hospitals, is launching a national survey to evaluate the safety and quality of up to 5,600 surgery centers that perform millions of outpatient procedures every ...

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