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Evaluating Internet Medical Info Requires Caution

The vast quantities of medical information available on the Internet can be overwhelming to a patient searching for reliable health information. As more people use the Internet to research medical conditions and self-diagnose, a new kind of patient is emerging, one known in medical circles as the "Cyberchondriac."

Although it is increasingly easy to access medical web sites from your own home and natural to worry about your personal health, it's difficult to distinguish the good information from the bad, and important to keep the lines of communication open with your doctor.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Says 40000 Patient Data Missing

A Federal investigation and a NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital internal audit have uncovered the possible theft of personal identity information, including names, phone numbers, and in some cases social security numbers, of approximately 40,000 hospital patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Health and Wellness: Helps Patients Shop For Optimal Hospital Care

The CMS, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), today posted new survey information at the Hospital Compare consumer Web site offering consumers more insight about the hospitals in their communities.

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New Recommendations For On-Field Treatment Of Neck Injuries

When the player is an adult and thought to have a neck injury, the emergency on-field treatment policy is clear, but guidelines have been less certain for handling young athletes in the same situation, and EMTs have had the option to remove helmets that appear too large.

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LifeStage Methodology To Help Individuals Make Effective Work-Life Choices

Whether you're facing a new beginning in your work, hitting career roadblocks, or encountering other challenges in making effective work-life decisions, the new LifeStage Methodology can help you proactively address issues an goals you want to tackle.

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