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Healthy To-Do: Call Your Doc For Test Results

If you listen to the news at all, then you know our healthcare system is a mess. Doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants — they're all overworked. If you recently had a medical test, be it a cholesterol screening or pap smear, you should follow up with your doc and to find out the test results. We like to think that no news is good news, but that is not always the case. A recent study found one out of 14 times medical offices failed to notify patients of abnormal test results and lab work. Do yourself a healthy favor and ring your doctor's office if you haven't heard about your latest test results.

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