Health Care

  • 13 Urgent Care Center Secrets

    13 Urgent Care Center Secrets

    They're here to help you—but they're not always the help you need. Here's how to get the most, and spend the least, at Urgent Care. >>

pediatrician secrets doctor child vaccine
Roald Dahl’s Heartbreaking Lesson About Childhood Vaccinations

Olivia Dahl was seven years old in November 1962 when she displayed the hallmarks of a measles… >>

doctors talking
What Your Doctor’s Really Thinking (But Won’t Say to Your Face)

Here's what your doctors would tell you if they weren't worried about time, lawsuits, or hurting… >>

stressed doctor
13 Things Urgent Care Center Docs Won’t Tell You

We're always here to help you—but we're not always the help you need. >>

pelvis bone illustration
Pelvic-Floor Dysfunction: Are You at Risk?

An achy back, incontinence, and pelvic pain may all have one sneaky cause. And your doctor has… >>

milk and pills
Scary Food-Drug Interactions You Should Avoid

Eating certain foods while you or your loved ones take specific meds could cause dangerous side… >>

mad scientist
What Happens When Scientists Experiment on Themselves?

Cross a compulsive need to discover the truth with a strong sense of adventure, and watch modern… >>

filling out medical records
Doctors Confess: 10 Ways Patients Screw Up in the ER

Here’s how these common patient behaviors can derail your getting the right diagnosis and… >>

clocks and medication in bottle
Actually, There’s a Right Time to Take “Once a Day” Meds

When it comes to your medications for depression, allergies, heartburn, and more, timing is… >>

doctor's coat
A Fascinating Look at How Doctors Choose to Die

Our final days are not like theirs. But they should be. >>

doctor apps
3 Telemedicine Apps Everyone Should Know (Just in Case)

Here's how to use your smartphone to get top medical care and information any time, any place. >>

woman on bench
“I Gave Two Kidneys”

Both her husband and father needed a kidney transplant. Julie Stitt had only one to give. Or did… >>

drug shortages box and pill
Drug Shortages: The Scary Reality of a World Without Meds

Imagine surgeons running out of anesthetic drugs, cancer patients who can't get lifesaving… >>

foot scan
Doctors Wish You’d Stop Making These 8 Mistakes Already

These slip-ups could seriously compromise your health care, according to the medical professionals… >>

teaching hospital
Doctors Spill Their Secrets to Finding the Best Doctors

Doctors, dentists, and nurses follow these rules when deciding who will take care of their health. >>

patient asking questions
Doctors Confess: 11 Most Annoying Things You Do

From smelly feet to overbearing parents, the surprising things that annoy doctors, nurses… >>

woman smoking
The Cigarette Ingredients Big Tobacco Doesn’t Want You to Know

There’s a reason smoking is so hard to quit; cigarettes are packed with a shocking number of… >>

medical icon
What to Do Before Same Day Surgery

A health reporter shares the key tips that weren't mentioned in official pre-op instructions but… >>

pills in heart shape
A Cardiologist’s Guide to Smart Statin Use

Our holistic heart doc weighs in on the benefits and risks of using statins to lower blood… >>

Pills
News from the World of Medicine

Read up on the latest medical news and studies: how the color red can help you lose weight, the… >>

medical needle feather
How Technology Is Helping Develop No-Pain Vaccines

The brightest minds are working to create quicker, easier, and possibly more effective vaccine… >>