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Are you too dumb to make an advance care directive? Some doctors think so

AUSTRALIAN doctors sometimes ignore advance care directives not believing in the ability of non-medically trained patients to make complex medical decisions for themselves in advance, according to a new study. Even though advance care directives (ACDs) are legally binding documents some doctors struggle to comply with patient choices and the study findings challenge the widely… Read More »

What to know about positional headaches

A positional headache is a type of headache that usually occurs when sitting or standing up and goes away fairly shortly after lying down. Positional headaches are also known as orthostatic, postural, and low pressure headaches. Leaks of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are often the cause of positional headaches, but several other conditions can cause them.… Read More »

White House Unveils Finalized Health Care Price Transparency Rule

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Hospitals will soon have to share price information they have long kept obscured — including how big a discount they offer cash-paying patients and rates negotiated with insurers — under a rule finalized Friday by the Trump administration. In a companion proposal, the administration… Read More »