I recently had an interesting conversation with some enthusiastic students interning in our office. They seemed to wonder why a single patient usually requires a team of medical professionals to address specific healthcare needs. In the students’ minds, a single doctor should suffice. But nothing could be further from medical reality. It’s long been accepted that medical teams, working in unison, collectively perform better than individual clinicians working in isolation.
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Doctors’ orders, or instructions, are an integral component of your healthcare program. The orders usually come as prescriptions, recommendations for additional interventions, health advice, or a combination of various medical strategies. If you ever seek help from a healthcare provider, and have full confidence in their proficiency, you should always follow their advice. Unless an overriding situation arises and circumvents the initial orders.
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Lifespan, also referred to as longevity, is the duration of an individual’s existence. Human longevity has continued to increase over time. Factors that influence longevity include genetics, the environment, natural events, human activities, advances in medical care, and even our individual habits. Some of these factors aren’t within your control. But there are simple things you can do to positively influence a longer and healthier life.
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Your concern about recommendations for breast cancer screening is very relevant. And it’s true that in the recent past, various professional bodies have given somewhat different opinions on the timing of breast cancer screening. What is not in doubt is that some sort of screening is advisable.
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Illnesses sometimes come out of the blues. You never really get a chance to choose what you may wish to suffer from. Some will get ill with common and mundane diseases. Others will get whatever everybody else would never wish to suffer from. Yet, some will get afflicted with pretty embarrassing illnesses, leaving them too embarrassed to even seek help.
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