Only in LA: Harvey's healthcare guide

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Here it is, your official Harvey Healthcare Guide — a plan to keep you from feeling like you're just a number.

 


Paging Dr. Ronald McDonald! Yes, you deserve a break today

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But not this kind of break

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Get a yearly physical

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Make sure your insurance is in order (those of you in Colorado or Washington might have to pay a bit more)

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Find a hospital where the staff is responsive

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With an eye toward detail

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Don't be shy asking about the origin of food you're served

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Especially if you're on a liquid diet

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Best to avoid the laundry chute

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Rather than continually seeking out a doctor, learn techniques that can easily be performed at home

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Find a pharmacist you're comfortable with

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Also: Don't hesitate to consult specialists for...

...Dangerous schnozzes

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...Ailments in other sensitive places

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...And, of course, bad rodent breath

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Summing up: Use your common sense. We hipsters have an expression for it.

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With contributions from John Bellah, David Batterson, Jay Christensen (cq), Cindy Schissler, Todd Franklin and Kevin Roderick.

Steve Harvey's Only in LA column ran in the Los Angeles Times for a couple of decades and now appears here at LA Observed. Harvey can be reached at steveharvey9@gmail.com. His Twitter handle is @sharvey9.


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