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Medline Plus Article - Straight Talk for Good Health

Straight talk with your healthcare provider is important says Medline Plus editors in their recent publication. You and your medical team can then both make better decisions for your good health. Here's how.

  1. Make a list
  2. Ask questions about your disease or disorder, treatments, and medical tests
  3. Write down all of the information and look it up after your visit

You will only have a few minutes with your health-care provider, however you can an active role in your health care. How well you and your healthcare provider talk to each other is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. Unfortunately, it isn't always easy. It takes time and effort on your part.

To learn more about how to do that from the National Institute of Health, please click here.

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