Thursday, August 10, 2006

Medical Tests: What Does a "Normal Range" Mean?



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We have a marvelous array of medical tests available to us. Many of them—typically blood-tests—even come with results expressed in numbers signifying the exact quantity of something that was measured. On laboratory reports these measured quantities are often accompanied by a "normal range" for what the laboratory apparently thinks the value should...
This article provides useful, detailed information about Medical Power of Attorney.





A Medical Power of Attorney gives specific instructions, prepared in advance, that are intended to direct medical care for an individual if he or she becomes unable to do so in the future. Plainly speaking, a Medical Power of...
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