It’s your body, and no one has more incentive to take care of it than you do. You can’t depend on anyone else to take the reins when it comes to your health. The responsibility lies with you. Don’t be a passive patient; be a squeaky wheel.
Be pro-active about your health.
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Foster a strong doctor-patient relationship.
Advocate for yourself and your family.
Research and learn — seek out multiple trusted sources for medical information.
Self-awareness + self-education + self-confidence = self-advocacy. Have a voice in your own health care… be the squeaky wheel!
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