Helpful Health Care Links: October 17, 2014

surgery_picEvery week, there are hundreds of health care stories posted online and it can be hard to keep track of what’s important and what’s worth reading. With that in mind, every Friday, the team at MyHealthSpin is going to be collecting some of the most significant health care links of the week and presenting them for your reading pleasure. And, if you ever come across a healthcare story that you think merits more attention, please send it our way!


What to Expect When You Have Surgery (Wall Street Journal)

Some interesting new programs are helping patients weigh the pros and cons of electing to have surgery.

Here’s What You Need to Know About Our Response to Ebola Right Now (

The official website of the U.S. President has put together a breakdown of their response to the recent Ebola scare and a list of what the average America should know about Ebola.

U.S. Finds Many Failures in Medicare Health Plans (New York Times)

Federal officials have begun taking punitive action against Medicare health plans that improperly reject claims from their customers.

The Flu and You: Advice for Fighting Flu This Season (Well & Wise)

It’s flu season and everyone has their own home remedies. But, if you’d like some more professional advice, this link collects a few things to keep in mind if you want to avoid the flu this year.

Dr. Oz’s Smart Patient Checklist (Doctor Oz)

The popular TV doctor offers some advice on how you can be more proactive and take charge of your own healthcare.


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