Health Care

Chilling Medical Dramas: “I Saw Forceps Sticking Out of My Leg”

A man awakens mid-surgery and is horrifyingly aware of everything. >>

4 Surprising Times to Skip Antibiotics

The FDA’s recent warning about certain heart dangers of the commonly prescribed antibiotic… >>

Should I Get a Flu Shot? 3 Myths Debunked

Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infection. But myths about their safety and efficacy… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

The Humble Beginnings of 5 Big Ideas

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

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… >>

7 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

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

13 Things Your Dermatologist Won’t Tell You

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

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… >>

5 Controversial Medical Theories That Are Actually True

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

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?… >>