Have you chosen a great oncologist? To know instantly, answer this one question.

Choosing your physician is the most important decision you’ll make about your care. Your oncologist is your gateway to treatment. When your life is on the line, you need your oncologist to go to bat for you. Some will. Some won’t. And you can’t always tell up front. So ask this one question before you settle on a particular oncologist. Your life may depend on the answer.

Is your sleeping pill killing you?

Sleep aids. Hypnotics. Sleeping pills. They’re called many things. There’s the powerful Ambien, available by prescription. Some have poetic names like Sonata. And I love the Lunesta television ads, with that gorgeous-creepy butterfly flitting past a calm moon to put a restless insomniac away. I mean, to sleep. And over-the-counter Benadryl or Tylenol PM, taken by millions without a thought, they’re innocent as can be, right? Actually, these popular drugs have a very dark side indeed.