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Roll Up Your Sleeve: Adult Vaccinations
PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE
Yearly vaccinations aren't just for kids any more. While you hear a lot about the flu shot, you should know that a battery of other adult vaccinations might also become part of your health care routine.

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.

Small Steps to Big Health Change
PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE
We often give a chilly reception to the idea of going "cold turkey" when it comes to anything that has to do with changing behaviors and habits, even those that may be important for our health.

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 I Have to Go to the Dentist? Oral Health Starts Early
PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE
Increasingly, children are losing their baby teeth not due to the budding of their permanent teeth but to the ravages of early decay and cavities. For some parents, this is a result of a lack of understanding about the importance of oral health, even at an early age.

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.

Larger Patients: Fewer Lectures, Better Health Care
PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE
If you're a heavy person, you probably dread medical visits that seem to center on weight, regardless of whether you come in for an unrelated complaint or a routine screening. Even so, don't let that stop you from getting the health care you deserve.

Staying Well at Work
PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE
More and more employers are offering workplace wellness programs-but do they work?