Archive for May, 2011

U.S. News and World Report Ranks Nation’s Children’s Hospitals

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

U.S. News and World Report today released its fifth annual rankings of Best Children’s Hospitals for such pediatric specialties as cancer, cardiology, neurology and orthopedics. “Honor Roll” hospitals that excelled in four or more specialties are:

1. Children’s Hospital Boston

2. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

3. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

4. Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston

5. Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver

6. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore

7. Seattle Children’s Hospital

8. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

9. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg of UPMC

10. New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley-Komansky Children’s Hospital

Five Tips for Your Next Doctor’s Visit

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Most patients have a limited amount of time to express themselves during a doctor’s visit. Indeed, patients can generally expect 15 to 20 minutes of face time with their doctors, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Good Morning America” medical contributor Dr. Marie Savard offers five tips on how patients can make sure they get the most out of their doctors’ time.

Click here for a copy of a form you can use to track your medical information.

You Are the Expert on You

So many people are afraid to listen to their guts — both figuratively and literally. You’ve got to trust your own health radar.