An advance directive is a legally signed document, in which you specify how you want your medical decisions to be made if you are in a situation where you cannot make such decisions yourself
The shock of a cancer diagnosis can have a significant impact on your mental health in addition to impacting your physical well-being. That’s why it is important to know what disorders the psyche of a cancer patient undergoes, how the mental state affects treatment, and why cancer patients need psychological help and other socioeconomic support.
Many immigrants seek out doctors that accommodate their language and culture. The problem is that those doctors aren’t always equipped to identify and treat serious illnesses.
A 2018 report from USA Today found that the U.S. has among the highest risk to delivering mothers to experience deadly or near-death injuries. Not for unpreventable reasons, but due to skipped safety procedures such as failure to track blood loss.
Whipping out your credit card should not be the first instinct when it comes to medical bills. For one, paying with a card exposes you to interest rate issues on the card and can result in a lower credit score if you carry the debt for a long time.
Unfortunately, when patients and doctors don’t speak the same language, patients face incredible difficulty understanding treatments. This results in more healthcare resources being used than required due to more readmissions, more testing, and more extended periods of hospital stays.