From “Patient” to “Consumer”

One of the most interesting changes in how Americans think about healthcare has been the transformation of “patients” into “consumers.” As a result, more people are also becoming self-advocates. Thanks to the Internet, we have more access than ever to information on health problems and treatments, physicians, and current medical research. As a result, we …

What to Do for a Toothache

Eggybird/Flickr You have a toothache. What do you do? Take a painkiller. Put a cold compress on your cheek. Apply vanilla extract to the painful tooth and surrounding gums Apply clove oil around the painful area. See a dentist about it. Do nothing and hope the pain goes away. While the first three options may …