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Updated: 11/28/2017 08:30:00AM

How older patients can dodge health care system pitfalls

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A new book delves into how seniors can navigate the healthcare system, which often does not tailor to their needs.

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A new book delves into how seniors can navigate the healthcare system, which often does not tailor to their needs.

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Being old and sick in America frequently means a doctor won’t ask you about troublesome concerns you deal with day to day — difficulty walking, dizziness, a leaky bladder, sleep disturbances memory lapses, and more.

It means that if you’re hospitalized, you have a good chance of being treated by a physician you’ve never met and undergoing questionable tests and treatments that might end up compromising your health.

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