What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™
When it comes to effective doctor-patient communication, it's important that both parties are speaking from a base of shared knowledge. The American Medical Association provides a space where physicians share what they want patients to understand about today's health care headlines.
6 things doctors wish patients knew about better nutrition
Following proper eating patterns that include nutritious foods and drinks can help reduce risk for obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and more.
What doctors wish patients knew about UTI prevention
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be uncomfortable, but medication and home remedies can help. Two physicians share how to prevent UTIs.
What doctors wish patients knew about improving gut health
A healthy gut is critical. A gastroenterologist offers some handy advice on what to consume, what to avoid, and when to see your doctor.
What doctors wish patients knew about falling U.S. life expectancy
The last time the U.S. experienced a two-year decline in life expectancy was during World War II. Three physicians share more about life expectancy.
Patients can take these steps to lower their high blood pressure
Hypertension can be a silent killer. Learn what doctors wish patients knew about which changes to make to lower BP and why they matter.
What doctors wish patients knew about kidney disease prevention
Kidney disease can be prevented, and even reversed in its early stages. An endocrinologist shares necessary steps to take to protect your kidneys.
What doctors wish patients knew now about COVID-19 risk and age
As SARS-CoV-2 evolves, age remains an important risk factor for severe COVID-19 outcomes. An intensive care physician shares how age affects outcomes.
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