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My Spouse Has Bipolar Disorder—I Was His Caregiver in Quarantine
How Amazon Pharmacy Could Save You Money on Prescription Drugs
Amazon Pharmacy is a program that challenges the convenience and pricing of traditional brick-and-mortar pharmacies. Here's how it works and...
The Healthy’s Heroes: Inspirational Stories About Health and Healing
The health field has its share of people who have made a real difference. The Healthy shares inspiring stories about...
Here’s How You Can Tell the Difference Between MD and DO
Look carefully at the name tag of the physician treating you: Is there DO instead of the usual MD? Here's...
Is July Really the Most Dangerous Month to Go to the Hospital?
The "July effect" is based on the idea that July is when new residents start in teaching hospitals. Does their...
5 Studies That Show Racism in Health Care is Real
Is there racism in health care settings? There are extensive studies on the matter. Here's what the scientific data say.
Are You a Racist Patient? What Black Doctors and Nurses Want You to Know
We asked three black doctors and nurses from the U.S. and Canada to share how they've been subjected to
12 Essential Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Antibiotics
Make your antibiotic medication as effective as possible by getting these answers before you leave the doctor's office or pharmacy.
8 Medical Appointments to Make During Lockdown—and 2 that Can Wait
Many of the doctor's appointments on your calendar were postponed or canceled due to efforts to help slow the spread...
Here’s What Happens to Your Blood After You Donate It
When you visit an American Red Cross site to donate, you're potentially saving at least three lives—but first, your blood...
What to Expect from Telemedicine: Get the Most Out of Your Virtual Doctor Visit
Wouldn't you rather avoid doctors' offices right about now? Here's how to make telemedicine work for you.
10 Things Nurses Always Keep in Their Medicine Cabinets
Nurses share the essential medical items you need for your home. These must-have items can help heal aches, cuts, and...
22 Drugs Easy to Mix Up Because They Look or Sound Alike
Remember to check your prescription. These are the drugs that can be a source of medical mistakes due to similar...
This ER Nurse Found a Way to Spot—and Stop—Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is rampant all over the globe, and that includes the United States. One ER nurse found a way...
These Two Guys Are Erasing People’s Medical Debt—for Free
Two former debt collectors are using their industry knowledge to get people out from under debilitating medical debt for...
Are You Overmedicated? One Doctor Makes the Case for ‘Deprescribing’ for Better Health
Can taking less medication mean more health? Here's why one doctor is trying deprescribing with his patients. He's cutting back on...
How Doctors Solved These 7 Medical Mysteries
Debilitating pain, unbearable noises, constant retching: These patients vowed to go to any lengths to find a cure.
The Best Children’s Hospitals in America
The country's top-ranking children's hospitals, from state-of-the-art pediatric cancer centers to world-renowned transplant programs.
Do Placebos Work? Here’s Why Doctors Sometimes “Prescribe” Them
Placebos do work and doctors do "prescribe" them. Here's why and what you need to know
9 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Pharmacist—But Aren’t
Drug safety experts reveal the nine questions every consumer should ask their pharmacist to avoid medication errors.
6 Hidden Dangers of Common Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers
Here are some potential hazards of common OTC pain relievers, such as aspirin, plus tips on how to safeguard your...
The Hidden Dangers of Common Over-the-Counter Medications
These are the hidden dangers of some over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, which can do more harm than good if not taken...
12 Simple Ways to Be More Inclusive of People with Disabilities
The world isn't always a friendly or accessible place for those with physical or intellectual differences. Here are several easy...