Health Care

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… >>

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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The Humble Beginnings of 5 Big Ideas

Where we see tangled headphones, annoying insects, and painful bandages, these scientists saw the… >>

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The Accidental History of 10 Common Drugs

These true tales of discovery in The Drug Book by Michael C. Gerald might change the way you think… >>

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7 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

You need to make time for yourself in order to avoid the stress that could lead to caregiver… >>

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13 Things Your Dermatologist Won’t Tell You

Top dermatologists share skin secrets for healthy, young, glowing skin. >>

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Word Watch: Trending Health Terms

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

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5 Controversial Medical Theories That Are Actually True

The physicians on the hit syndicated TV show The Doctors debunk health theories the medical… >>

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When Doctors Don’t Know the Best Medical Advice

Some of their outdated tips may compromise your care or sabotage your health goals. Here, medical… >>

50 Secrets a Nursing Home Won't Tell You
50 Secrets a Nursing Home Won’t Tell You

What you need to know—but probably don't—to ensure that your loved one is happy, cared for, and… >>

Rise Up Against Sitting Disease
Rise Up Against Sitting Disease

22 easy ways to add healthy movement to your everyday routine. >>

Shopping for Long-Term Care
Shopping for Long-Term Care

The average annual cost for a private nursing home room is $87,235 -- and rising. Here are a few… >>

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5+ Keys to Living Longer and Better

Each of us can live strong, healthy, vibrant, energetic lives for a long time to come. The key?… >>

Senior Care: A Crash Course on What's Important
Senior Care: A Crash Course on What’s Important

Dad goes to the ER with a broken hip, you become a caregiver. Here's a go-to guide of the… >>

Interesting Statistics: Why People Make a Doctor's Appointment
Interesting Statistics: Why People Make a Doctor’s Appointment

Look at this fun infographic to discover what actually has us setting up an appointment at the… >>

Amazing Medical Mysteries... Solved!
Amazing Medical Mysteries… Solved!

Debilitating pain, unbearable noises, constant retching: These patients vowed to go to any lengths… >>

Health News: When Video Games Are Good for You
Health News: When Video Games Are Good for You

Wait, video games are good for you? The surprising ways certain types of video games can help kids… >>

Danger! How Grapefruit and Medications Don't Mix
Danger! How Grapefruit and Medications Don’t Mix

43 different drugs can interact dangerously with grapefruit; here's what you need to know. >>

13 Things Your Pharmacist Won't Tell You
13 Things Your Pharmacist Won’t Tell You

What to bear in mind the next time you visit the pharmacy counter. >>