Health Conditions

Ridiculous Health Threat: Will Justin Bieber’s Haircut Give You a Lazy Eye?
Ridiculous Health Threat: Will Justin Bieber’s Haircut Give You a Lazy Eye?

In a word, NO. But after spending most of my day combing through fascinating, important… >>

Vice Advice: Just How Bad Is Tanning?
Vice Advice: Just How Bad Is Tanning?

So your skin is freckled and worn from a childhood full of sunshine, or you still risk a sunburn a… >>

Summer Safety Alert: Have You Heard of Delayed Drowning?
Summer Safety Alert: Have You Heard of Delayed Drowning?

I hadn’t—until I saw this scary report from ABC News about a 60-year-old man from Yonkers, New… >>

Health News Horrors
Health News Horrors

Here's a roundup of the health news that made us stop, spit out our coffee, and read twice. >>

Doctors Confess Their Fatal Mistakes
Doctors Confess Their Fatal Mistakes

Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists hold your life in their hands. Here, their shocking stories of… >>

The Benefits of Mental Health (or, the Upside of Being a Little Nuts)
The Benefits of Mental Health (or, the Upside of Being a Little Nuts)

Surprise: Certain disorders, and milder so-called subclinical symptoms, are often linked to… >>

13 Things Ticks Won’t Tell You
13 Things Ticks Won’t Tell You

With Lyme disease and other tick-spread illnesses predicted to spike this year, protect yourself… >>

Handle Any Health Scenario with
Handle Any Health Scenario with “The Doctors”

Our friends at The Doctors television show shared some abbreviations they use to care for patients… >>

Decode Your Doctor's Language
Decode Your Doctor’s Language

Medical speak is filled with tricky shorthand that can be confusing, condescending, and even life… >>

Funny Medical Acronyms, Decoded
Funny Medical Acronyms, Decoded

Say what? Here's some of the more shocking slang that doctors might use. >>

Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, and Delicious New Recipes
Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, and Delicious New Recipes

Comfort food favorites, now in dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free, and nut-free form. >>

Hospital Checklists to Avoid Medication Mistakes
Hospital Checklists to Avoid Medication Mistakes

Medication mistakes and communication failures can make hospital care riskier than it needs to be… >>

Gaining Weight? Maybe It's Your Medicine
Gaining Weight? Maybe It’s Your Medicine

If you're gaining weight for no reason or having trouble losing it, check the contents of your… >>

3 Blood-Pressure Signs You Should Never Ignore
3 Blood-Pressure Signs You Should Never Ignore

Are you — or your doctor — shrugging off early warnings of brewing blood pressure trouble? The… >>

Study: Should Men Get a PSA Test?
Study: Should Men Get a PSA Test?

Yes, prostate cancer screening saves lives, but does the test do more harm than good? >>

10 Foods to Help Prevent Cancer
10 Foods to Help Prevent Cancer

Add some of these healthy foods to your diet to help prevent cancer and keep other diseases at bay. >>

The Natural Way to Lower Your Cholesterol
The Natural Way to Lower Your Cholesterol

The most effective natural strategies for managing your cholesterol. >>

The ABCs of Cold and Flu Prevention
The ABCs of Cold and Flu Prevention

Take these six smart precautions during cold and flu season and save those vacation days for more… >>

6 Answers to Common Cold Questions
6 Answers to Common Cold Questions

Is it a cold or a flu? Does visiting the gym increase your odds of catching a cold? Are you blowing… >>

50 Secrets Your Nurse Won't Tell You
50 Secrets Your Nurse Won’t Tell You

What really happens in the bedrooms and halls of our hospitals? Find out from the experts. Here… >>