Medical Care

This Health Plan Parody Will Put You in Stitches
This Health Plan Parody Will Put You in Stitches

"Warning: The Plan does not cover foreign objects in ears if the patient is an adult and the object… >>

Can My Doctor Charge Extra for That? The 3 Times You Might Pay More
Can My Doctor Charge Extra for That? The 3 Times You Might Pay More

Copies of forms? Late-night phone calls? What you do—and don't—have to pay for at the doctor's… >>

Why Am I Sick Again? 4 Health Problems That Can Feel Worse During Summer
Why Am I Sick Again? 4 Health Problems That Can Feel Worse During Summer

It's summertime and the livin' should be easy, but a number of health concerns can flare up or hit… >>

5 Classic Kitchen Home Remedies With New Science-Backed Benefits
5 Classic Kitchen Home Remedies With New Science-Backed Benefits

From cranberry juice to ginger, surprisingly healthy updates on your favorite kitchen cures. >>

Nature’s Antibiotics: 17 Remedies With Germ-Killing Properties
Nature’s Antibiotics: 17 Remedies With Germ-Killing Properties

Centuries before the 1928 discovery of penicillin, people around the world used natural remedies to… >>

A Stroke, A Coma, A Revelation: How a Quadriplegic Man Helped Pioneer His Own Life-Changing Robot
A Stroke, A Coma, A Revelation: How a Quadriplegic Man Helped Pioneer His Own Life-Changing Robot

After a paralyzing stroke, Henry Evans went from feeling suicidal to full of optimism with help… >>

The 51 Funniest Things That Ever Happened at The Doctor's Office
The 51 Funniest Things That Ever Happened at The Doctor’s Office

Hilarious true stories, jokes, transcripts, and more from real doctors, nurses, and fellow patients… >>

Car Insurance, Nightclubs, Dry Cleaning: Does Life Cost More for Men or Women?
Car Insurance, Nightclubs, Dry Cleaning: Does Life Cost More for Men or Women?

Researchers in California once discovered that women in that state annually pay around $1,351 more… >>

Dr. Travis Stork Gets Silly: Outtakes From the May 2015 Reader's Digest Cover Shoot
Dr. Travis Stork Gets Silly: Outtakes From the May 2015 Reader’s Digest Cover Shoot

Our May 2015 cover story is all about the funny side of medicine: 51 hilarious true stories and… >>

Health Secrets Your Feet Wish They Could Tell You
Health Secrets Your Feet Wish They Could Tell You

If your feet could talk, they might say, "You berate my bunions, curse my achy heels, and pop my… >>

5 Stunning Medical Miracles That Doctors Can't Explain
5 Stunning Medical Miracles That Doctors Can’t Explain

Most people don’t survive a dying heart or a brain-eating amoeba. 
These five patients were… >>

6 Brilliantly Low-Budget Inventions That Could Help Save the World
6 Brilliantly Low-Budget Inventions That Could Help Save the World

From purified drinking water to safer home births, these genius inventions bring hope and… >>

7 Catchy Mnemonic Devices That Could Save Your Life
7 Catchy Mnemonic Devices That Could Save Your Life

If only all of life's emergencies came with a mnemonic device. Fortunately, these—from heart… >>

America's Sleep Crisis Is Making Us Sick, Fat, and Stupid. But There's Hope.
America’s Sleep Crisis Is Making Us Sick, Fat, and Stupid. But There’s Hope.

Sleep deprivation now rivals obesity and smoking as our greatest public health crisis. Here's what… >>

Share Your Funny Medical Story!
Share Your Funny Medical Story!

Calling all doctors, nurses, and patients! Tell us your hilarious medical tales. You could get $100. >>

How Savvy Patients Cut Their Health Care Costs
How Savvy Patients Cut Their Health Care Costs

Need surgery? It pays to shop around, though it takes diligence to do so. That’s the message from… >>

When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write
When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write

How accuracy, understanding, and even health outcomes can dramatically improve when patients simply… >>

What Your Doctor's Really Thinking (But Won't Say to Your Face)
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… >>

13 Things Urgent Care Center Docs Won't Tell You
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. >>