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Talking About Medical Tests With Your Health Care Team

PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE

Whether you're healthy or ill, there are a variety of medical tests your health care team might recommend for you.

Watchful Waiting: When Treatment Can Wait

PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE

For some patients, delaying treatment while regularly monitoring the progress of disease may benefit them more than a rush to pharmaceutical or surgical options.

Young Adults Taking the Health Care Reins

PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE

Your parents still might be willing to do your laundry, but if you’re over 18, they can’t make your medical decisions. Are you ready to navigate the adult health care system?

Do You Need a Yearly Medical Check-Up?

PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE

We've all heard about well-baby visits, but if you're a healthy adult, you probably have no plan to see a doctor. When there's nothing to complain about, many of us go years without a comprehensive medical check-up.

Seek Knowledge About Your Health

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Seek Knowledge About Your Health

Find accurate information that helps you with choices about your health.

Do You Need a Yearly Checkup?

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Get Preventive Health Care

Checkups are good for establishing a relationship with your primary care clinician and for screening tests. Here are resources with more on what tests you might need to stay healthy.

Talking About Medical Tests

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Communicate With Your Doctors

Doctors run tests to check your health or to figure out what’s wrong. Here are some basic questions you should ask about medical tests.

Uncovering Your Health Risks

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Seek Knowledge About Your Health

You could be at risk for disease based on your age, health behaviors or family history. Here’s how to find out.