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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Should I Get a Screening Test?
ACL Injury: Should I Have Knee Surgery?
Acne: Should I See My Doctor?
Acne: Should I Take Isotretinoin for Severe Acne?
ADHD: Should My Child Take Medicine for ADHD?
Advance Directive: What to Include
Aging Well: Choosing a Nursing Home
Alan's Story: Coping With Change After a Heart Attack
Allergies: Should I Take Allergy Shots?
Allergies: Should I Take Shots for Insect Sting Allergies?
Alzheimer's Disease: Should I Take Medicines?
Alzheimer's or Other Dementia: Should I Move My Relative Into Long-Term Care?
Andy's Story: Finding Your Own Routine When You Have Diabetes
Anxiety: Stop Negative Thoughts
Aortic Valve Stenosis: Should I Have Surgery?
Arthritis: Should I Have Hip Replacement Surgery?
Arthritis: Should I Have Knee Replacement Surgery?
Arthritis: Should I Have Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
Arturo's Story: Getting Support for Making a Change
Aspirin: Should I Take Daily Aspirin to Prevent a Heart Attack or Stroke?
Atrial Fibrillation: Should I Have Catheter Ablation?
Atrial Fibrillation: Should I Take an Anticoagulant to Prevent Stroke?
Atrial Fibrillation: Should I Try Electrical Cardioversion?
Atrial Fibrillation: Which Anticoagulant Should I Take to Prevent Stroke?
Autopsy: Should I Have an Autopsy Done on My Loved One?
Avoiding Infections in the Hospital
Bed-Wetting: Should I Do Something About My Child's Bed-Wetting?
Bed-Wetting: Should My Child See a Doctor?
Better Care at Lower Costs
Bev's Story: Coping With Arthritis
Blocked Tear Ducts: Should My Baby Have a Probing Procedure?
Blood Transfusions: Should I Bank Blood Before Surgery?
Bob's Story: Biking for Health
Breast Cancer Risk: Should I Have a BRCA Gene Test?
Breast Cancer Screening: When Should I Start Having Mammograms?
Breast Cancer: Should I Have Breast Reconstruction After a Mastectomy?
Breast Cancer: Should I Have Breast-Conserving Surgery or a Mastectomy for Early-Stage Cancer?
Breast Cancer: Should I Have Chemotherapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer?
Breast Cancer: What Should I Do if I'm at High Risk?
Bronchitis: Should I Take Antibiotics?
Building a Relationship With Your Doctor
Bunions: Should I Have Surgery?
Buying Online Drugs Safely
Cancer Support: Being an Active Patient
Cancer Support: Coping With Cancer Treatments
Cancer Support: Dealing With Emotions and Fears
Cancer Support: Family, Friends, and Relationships
Cancer Support: Finding Out That You Have Cancer
Cancer Support: Life After Treatment
Cancer Support: When Your Cancer Comes Back or Gets Worse
Caregiver Support: Talking About End-of-Life Decisions
Carole's Story: Taking Medicine Right Away to Stop a Migraine
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Should I Have Surgery?
Cataracts: Should I Have Surgery?
Cathy's Story: Dealing With Stress
Checking In to the Hospital
Cheryl's Story: Dealing With Depression
Choosing a Health Care Agent
Choosing a Health Care Provider
Choosing a Hospital
Choosing a Nursing Home
Circumcision: Should I Keep My Son's Penis Natural?
Colon Cancer: Which Screening Test Should I Have?
Complementary Medicine: Should I Use Complementary Medicine?
Cort's Story: Coping With Insomnia
Costs of Treatment
Dawn's Story: From Dieting to Healthy Eating Habits
Dealing With Medicine Side Effects and Interactions
Dealing With Negative Thoughts
Debbie's Story: People Can and Do Recover
Decision Points About Surgery
Decision Points About Treatments and Other Health Issues
Decision Points for Medical Tests
Decision Points for Medicines
Depression: Should I Stop Taking My Antidepressant?
Depression: Should I Take an Antidepressant?
Depression: Should I Take Antidepressants While I'm Pregnant?
Depression: Should My Child Take Medicine to Treat Depression?
Depression: Stop Negative Thoughts
Diabetes: Living With an Insulin Pump
Diabetes: Should I Get an Insulin Pump?
Diabetes: Should I Get Pregnant?
Dupuytren's Disease: Should I Have Hand Surgery?
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding: Should I Use Hormone Therapy?
Ear Infection: Should I Give My Child Antibiotics?
Ear Problems: Should My Child Be Treated for Fluid Buildup in the Middle Ear?
Electronic Medical and Health Records
End-of-Life Care: Should I Have Artificial Hydration and Nutrition?
End-of-Life Care: Should I Receive CPR and Life Support?
End-of-Life Care: Should I Stop Kidney Dialysis?
End-of-Life Care: Should I Stop Treatment That Prolongs My Life?
Endometriosis: Should I Have a Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy?
Endometriosis: Should I Use Hormone Therapy?
Energy and Sports Drinks
Enlarged Prostate: Should I Have Surgery?
Enlarged Prostate: Should I Take Medicine?
Erection Problems: Should I Take Medicine?
Erection Problems: Should I Try Injection Treatments?
Exercise Helps Maggie Stay at a Healthy Weight
Expert: Be Active to Help Your Back Heal
Fertility Problems: Should I Be Tested?
Flu Vaccines: Should I Get a Flu Vaccine?
Flu: Should I Take Antiviral Medicine?
Gallstones: Should I Have Gallbladder Surgery?
GERD: Which Treatment Should I Use?
Getting a Second Opinion
Getting Support When You Have Cancer
Gloria's Story: Adding Activity to Help Control Blood Sugar
Grapefruit Juice and Medicines
Hair Loss: Should I Take Medicine to Regrow Hair?
Hammer, Claw, or Mallet Toe: Should I Have Surgery?
Headaches: Should I Have Imaging Tests to Find Out What's Causing My Headaches?
Headaches: Should I Take Medicine to Prevent Migraines?
Headaches: Should I Take Prescription Medicine for Tension Headaches?
Healing Through Humor
Healthwise Self-Care Checklist
Healthy Aging: Is It Time to Stop Driving?
Healthy Eating: Recognizing Your Hunger Signals
Hearing Loss: Should I Get Hearing Aids?
Heart Disease Risk: Should I Have a Coronary Calcium Scan?
Heart Disease: Should I Have an Angiogram?
Heart Disease: Should I Have Angioplasty for Stable Angina?
Heart Disease: Should I Have Bypass Surgery?
Heart Failure: Should I Get a Pacemaker (Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy)?
Heart Failure: Should I Get an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)?
Heart Rate Problems: Should I Get a Pacemaker?
Heart Rhythm Problems: Should I Get an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)?
Heart Valve Problems: Should I Choose a Mechanical Valve or Tissue Valve to Replace My Heart Valve?
Hemorrhoids: Which Treatment Should I Use?
Hepatitis B and C: Should I Be Tested?
Hepatitis B: Should I Take Antiviral Medicine for Chronic Hepatitis B?
Hepatitis C: Should I Take Antiviral Medicine?
High Blood Pressure: Should I Take Medicine?
High Cholesterol: Should I Take Statins?
HIV Testing: Should I Get Tested for Human Immunodeficiency Virus?
HIV: When Should I Start Taking Antiretroviral Medicines for HIV Infection?
Hospital Discharge Planning
Hospital Isolation Rooms
Hospital Patient Advocates
How to Get Rid of Medicines
HPV: Should My Child Get the Vaccine?
Hyperthyroidism: Should I Use Antithyroid Medicine or Radioactive Iodine?
Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy: Should I Use Estrogen Therapy (ET)?
Hysterectomy: Should I Also Have My Ovaries Removed?
Infertility: Should I Have Treatment?
Insomnia: Should I Take Sleeping Pills?
Interactive Tool: Which Health Screenings Do You Need?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Should I Have Tests for IBS Symptoms?
Izzy's Story: Living With the DASH Diet
Jaci's Story: Changing her Life With Small Steps
Jack's Story: Will I Need Surgery?
Jeremy's Story: Focusing on Eating Habits
Jerry's Story: Reducing Stress to Stop Tension Headaches
Jerry's Story: Take Prediabetes Seriously
Joan's Story: Coping With Depression and Anxiety From Heart Failure
Joe's Story: Taking Charge With the TLC Plan
John's Story: Crossing the Smoke-Free Finish Line
John's Story: Finding a Way to Exercise
Joyce's Story: Feeling Better With a Pacemaker
Keeping Track of Medicines
Kidney Failure: What Type of Dialysis Should I Have?
Kidney Failure: When Should I Start Dialysis?
Kidney Stones: Should I Have Lithotripsy to Break Up the Stone?
Kris's Story: Getting Active With No Excuses
Lab Test Results: Units of Measurement
Linda's Story: Getting Active When You Have Prediabetes
Linda's Story: Quitting Smoking Improves Cholesterol
Living With More Than One Health Problem
Long-Term Care Choices
Loralie's Story: It's Never Too Late
Lorna's Story: There's No Fast Cure
Low Back Pain: Should I Have an MRI?
Low Back Pain: Should I Have Spinal Manipulation?
Low Back Pain: Should I Try Epidural Steroid Shots?
Low-Salt Diets: Eating Out
Lumbar Herniated Disc: Should I Have Surgery?
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Should I Have Surgery?
Maggie Morris: Plan Ahead When You Eat Out
Maggie's Story: Making Changes for Her Health
Maggie's Strategies for Eating Healthy
Maggie: Making Room for Worth-It Foods
Making the Most of Your Appointment
Making Wise Health Decisions
Managing Your Medical Bills
Martha's Story: A Voice for Recovery
Marvin's Story: Coping After Hurricane Katrina
Medicare Hospice Benefit
Meniscus Tear: Should I Have a Diagnostic Test (MRI or Arthroscopy)?
Meniscus Tear: Should I Have Surgery?
Menopause: Should I Use Hormone Therapy (HT)?
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Miscarriage: Should I Have Treatment to Complete a Miscarriage?
Monitoring Your Medicines
Monitoring Your Medicines in the Hospital
Multiple Pregnancy: Should I Consider a Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction?
Multiple Sclerosis: Should I Start Taking Medicines for MS?
Nail Infection: Should I Take Antifungal Pills?
Nancy's Story: Quitting Smoking Takes More Than Willpower
Nate's Story: Sick of Smoking
Navigating Your Hospital Stay
Nearsightedness: Questions to Ask About Surgery
Nearsightedness: Should I Have Laser Surgery?
Nonprescription Medicines and Products
Obesity: Should I Have Weight-Loss Surgery?
Obesity: Should I Take Weight-Loss Medicine?
Obesity: Should I Use a Diet Plan to Lose Weight?
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Should I Take Medicine for OCD?
Organizing Your Medical Records
Osteoporosis: Should I Have a Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) Test?
Osteoporosis: Should I Take Bisphosphonate Medicines?
Ovarian Cancer: Should I Have My Ovaries Removed to Prevent Ovarian Cancer?
Panic Disorder: Should I Take Medicine?
Pap Test: Should I Have Colposcopy if My Pap Test Shows Minor Cell Changes?
Patient Rights and HIPAA
Patty’s Story: Using Positive Thinking to Help Back Pain
Pediatric Preparation for Medical Tests
Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Should I Have Surgery?
Peripheral Arterial Disease: Should I Have Surgery?
Phases of a Clinical Trial
Plantar Fasciitis: Should I Have Surgery for Heel Pain?
PMS: Should I Try an SSRI Medicine for My Symptoms?
Pregnancy: Should I Bank My Baby's Umbilical Cord Blood?
Pregnancy: Should I Have Amniocentesis?
Pregnancy: Should I Have an Early Fetal Ultrasound?
Pregnancy: Should I Have an Epidural During Childbirth?
Pregnancy: Should I Have CVS (Chorionic Villus Sampling)?
Pregnancy: Should I Have the Maternal Serum Triple or Quadruple Test?
Pregnancy: Should I Try Vaginal Birth After a Past C-Section (VBAC)?
Preparing for the Emergency Room
Preparing for Your Hospital Stay
Preparing Your Child for the Hospital
Prevent Medical Errors
Preventing Falls in the Hospital
Prostate Cancer Screening: Should I Have a PSA Test?
Prostate Cancer: Should I Have Radiation or Surgery for Localized Prostate Cancer?
Questions About Joint Surgery
Questions to Ask About Your Medicines
Quick Tips: Cutting Back On Drinking
Quick Tips: Giving Over-the-Counter Medicines to Children
Quick Tips: Reducing Holiday Stress
Quick Tips: Reducing the Stress of Caregiving
Quick Tips: Taking Charge of Your Angina
Quick Tips: Taking Medicines Wisely
Quitting Smoking: Should I Use Medicine?
Ravi’s Story: Coping With Back Pain and Depression
Reducing Medication Costs
Robert's Story: Getting and Staying Active
Ron's Story: Therapy Helps
Rotator Cuff Problems: Should I Have Surgery?
Safe Use of Long-Acting Opiates
Scoliosis: Should I (or My Child) Have Surgery?
Shellie's Story: Finding Time for Physical Activity
Sherri's Story: Medicines Do Work
Shingles: Should I Get a Shot to Prevent Shingles?
Sinusitis: Should I Have Surgery?
Sinusitis: Should I Take Antibiotics?
Sleep Apnea: Should I Have a Sleep Study?
Sleep Apnea: Should I Have Surgery?
Smart Decisions: Know Your Options
Sore Throat: Should I Take Antibiotics?
Stan's Story: Getting There Hasn't Been Easy
Steve's Story: Coping With Arthritis
STI Testing: Should I Get Tested For a Sexually Transmitted Infection?
Stop Negative Thoughts: Choosing a Healthier Way of Thinking
Stop Negative Thoughts: Getting Started
Stress Incontinence in Women: Should I Have Surgery?
Stroke Risk and Carotid Endarterectomy
Stroke: Should I Have Carotid Endarterectomy?
Stroke: Should I Move My Loved One Into Long-Term Care?
Supraventricular Tachycardia: Should I Have Catheter Ablation?
Surgery: What to Expect
Susan's Story: A Friend Really Helps
Taking Medicines as Prescribed
Tapping the Power of Optimism
Temporomandibular Disorder: Should I Have Surgery for Jaw Pain?
Tennis Elbow: Should I Have Surgery?
Testicular Cancer: Which Treatment Should I Have for Stage I Nonseminoma Testicular Cancer After My Surgery?
Testicular Cancer: Which Treatment Should I Have for Stage I Seminoma Testicular Cancer After My Surgery?
Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC)
Tim's Story: Dealing With Trauma And Grief
Tips for Your Doctor Appointment
Tonsillitis: Should My Child Have a Tonsillectomy?
Tony's Story: Taking Medicine for High Cholesterol
Turning Off Your ICD
Tyrell's Story: Taking Pills for High Blood Pressure
Ulcerative Colitis: Should I Have Surgery?
Umbilical Hernia: Should I Have Surgery?
Umbilical Hernia: Should My Child Have Surgery?
Understanding Health Insurance
Understanding Lab Test Results
Uterine Fibroids: Should I Have Surgery?
Uterine Fibroids: Should I Have Uterine Fibroid Embolization?
Uterine Fibroids: Should I Use GnRH-A Therapy?
Vaginal Yeast Infection: Should I Treat It Myself?
Varicose Veins: Should I Have a Surgical Procedure?
Vital Signs in Children
Warts: Should I Treat Warts?
Weight Management: Should I Use Over-the-Counter Diet Aids?
Weight Management: Stop Negative Thoughts
Wisdom Teeth: Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Work Closely With Your Doctor
Working With More Than One Doctor
Writing an Advance Directive
Your Health Care Agent: How to Choose Someone
Your Home Health Center
Back and Neck Pain
Blood and Lymph System
Bones, Joints, and Muscles
Brain and Nervous System
Colds and Flu
Complementary and Alternative Medicines
Disease and Injury Prevention
Ear, Nose, and Throat
Eyes and Vision
Fitness and Exercise
Heart and Circulation
High Blood Pressure
Infant and Toddler Health
Lungs and Airways
Mental and Behavioral Health
Mouth and Dental
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Sexual and Reproductive Organs
Skin, Hair, and Nails
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