Health Care

10 Medical Marvels You Might Have Missed
10 Medical Marvels You Might Have Missed

We round up new medical studies and promising solutions to solve current health issues. >>

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Why Can’t Linda Carswell Get Her Husband’s Heart Back?

After an inconclusive autopsy report, Jerry Carswell’s heart remains in a refrigerated cabinet in… >>

Caregivers: Is a 'Granny Pod' What You Need?
Caregivers: Is a ‘Granny Pod’ What You Need?

You grow up living with your parents, but what if, when they get older and need care, they end up… >>

5 Things You Need to Know About Where Rx Drugs Come From
5 Things You Need to Know About Where Rx Drugs Come From

As the number of cases of and deaths from fungal meningitis linked to spinal steroid injections… >>

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News from the World of Medicine

We round up the latest medical advances and emerging breakthroughs in science and technology. >>

Daily Dose of Outrage: An $83,046 Hospital Bill—for a Scorpion Sting
Daily Dose of Outrage: An $83,046 Hospital Bill—for a Scorpion Sting

Straight from the files of “what’s wrong with our health care system” comes this gem: An… >>

Should Hospitals Be More Like The Cheesecake Factory?
Should Hospitals Be More Like The Cheesecake Factory?

At The Cheesecake Factory, the typical entrée is under $15. Three hundred and eight dinner items… >>

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Special Report: Why a Hospital Bill Costs What It Costs

Reader’s Digest investigates the shocking ways we overpay up to thousands of dollars on medical… >>

Common Ailments: When to Call the Doctor?
Common Ailments: When to Call the Doctor?

From age spots that could be cancerous to bad breath that could spell kidney trouble, we found… >>

The Robin Roberts Effect: Almost 10,000 New Bone Marrow Donors
The Robin Roberts Effect: Almost 10,000 New Bone Marrow Donors

It’s not surprising that the GMA co-anchor’s announcement that she has a blood disorder… >>

Docs Take Healthy Oath So Patients Stay Well
Docs Take Healthy Oath So Patients Stay Well

Research shows that physicians who eat poorly or don’t exercise may be less likely to encourage… >>

Health Vocabulary Sweatworking
Word Watch: Trending Health Terms

Ever hear of broga? Have an e-book moment? Suffer from decision fatigue? See what's new in medical… >>

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… >>

4 Heart Tests You May Not Need
4 Heart Tests You May Not Need

Before your next check up, learn which heart tests healthy people might not need. >>

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… >>

12 More Things Your Pediatrician Won’t Tell You
12 More Things Your Pediatrician Won’t Tell You

Find out what doctors really think when you diagnose your child over the internet, question the… >>

13+ Things Your Pediatrician Won't Tell You
13+ Things Your Pediatrician Won’t Tell You

Go behind the scenes with your child's doctor to see what he is really thinking. >>

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? >>

How to Buy Medicine Online
How to Buy Medicine Online

Shopping online is convenient and economical, but the potential for trouble is bigger when you buy… >>

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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… >>