Remember when mom told you 'there are no stupid questions?'
You should listen to mom.
The Jefferson County Public Health Service is participating in a public awareness campaign to encourage people to do something simple - when you're seeing your health care provider, ask questions, and pay attention to the answers.
It's just common sense, but is surprisingly hard for many people to do.
"We ask all these questions about all these other things in our lives, but when it comes to our health, we just tend not to," said the Public Health Service's Faith Lustik.
With that in mind, the Public Health Service has posted some suggestions on its web site.
"You can print out that list of questions and take it with you to providers," Lustik said.
A couple of other tips: tell your doctor about any symptoms you might have, even if you don't think it's important, and consider bringing someone with you to listen to what the doctor says.
Friday, December 9, 2016, Watertown, NY
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