Health Records and Insurance
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
You're probably used to answering your doctor's questions - not asking your own. But it's your body, so you should be able to ask your doctor questions about anything you'd like. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Health Insurance Basics
Taking charge of your own health care is a big step, and it can be a little overwhelming. Here's a quick crash course on insurance for teens.
Health Insurance: Cracking the Code
Health insurance has a language all its own. This article for teens explains what some key terms mean.
Your Medical Records
Each time you hop up on a doctor's exam table, somebody makes a note in your medical records. There may come a time when you need your medical information, so find out how to get it and how it's protected.
Blood might look the same and do the same job, but tiny cell markers mean one person's body can reject another person's blood. Find out how blood types work in this article for teens.
Electronic Health Records
Because EHRs improve how well your doctors talk to each other and coordinate your treatment, they can enhance your overall care. This article gives the facts on electronic health records.