How to Improve Communication with your Doctor
Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) August 13, 2008
Webster's New World today announced the release of Webster's New World Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition. As Americans are increasingly taking a more active role in their health care and seeking out reliable sources of health information, the dictionary provides a helpful, trusted health reference for consumers. The language and terminology in Webster's New World Medical Dictionary provides consumers with easy to understand descriptions of health conditions, symptoms, treatments, tests, procedures, pharmaceuticals and more. This revised and updated third edition, authored by physicians from WebMD, enables Americans to take a more active role in the doctor-patient relationship.
"WebMD has translated medical terms and concepts for consumers in a way that is accurate, up-to-date and understandable in Webster's New World Medical Dictionary," says Co-Editor-in-Chief, William Shiel, MD.
Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD, Co-Editor-in-Chief, said: "Healthcare professionals who want to communicate medical issues clearly with their patients can utilize the third edition of the dictionary and the companion website as trusted resources."
Webster's New World Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition, offers more than 8,500 entries, including 500 new terms. The latest edition has an online companion website operated by WebMD, located at http://www.medterms.com/wnw. The site for patients and caregivers links to related articles on MedicineNet.com, part of the WebMD network, and offers the following resources:
- The free PDF download "How to Improve Communication with your Doctor"
- Audio podcasts from the medical editors at WebMD
- Articles on "Better Communication with Your Doctor" including:
- Questions To Ask Your Doctor
- Questions To Ask About Follow-Up Care
- Questions To Ask Before Surgery
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