medical manners

"Medical Manners" debuted on Everyday Health in 2014 and metaphorically struck a nerve, with questions coming in daily from real people (parents, siblings, friends, co-workers) as well as health professionals. The only advice column of its kind, "Medical Manners" tackled some of the most irksome patient questions, such as: "What to do when your doctor is late?" and "New rules for doctor-patient introductions."

Indispensible for our era of health information overload, this column is a practical guide to navigating the system wisely, yet still politely. Here are a few of the questions this column addressed:

Help, I Don't Want to be Rude! But I Want a Second Opinion
What Do You Say When A Colleague's Had Plastic Surgery (Hint: Not What You Think)
Poke? Prod? Separate Bedrooms? How to Handle A Snoring Spouse?
E-cigarette Etiquette: To Puff Or Not To Puff
Cold and Flu Etiquette: 7 Things You Can Do to Stay Well