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My Spouse Has Bipolar Disorder—I Was His Caregiver in Quarantine

A woman shares what it's like to be a caregiver for a spouse with depressionbipolar disorder, and suicidal thoughts during coronavirus quarantine.

What To Say When Someone Is Sick, According to Experts

"Hugs, drugs, or (hot chocolate) mugs! What do you need most right now?" Being sick can feel lonely and...


What Is ‘Medicaid Unwinding’? As Millions of Americans Are Disenrolled, Here’s How...

More than 3.2 million people have been disenrolled so far. A healthcare finance expert explains what to know.


If You’re on This Medication, Doctors Say You May Be More Vulnerable to Heat Waves

Summer temperatures are on the rise all over the country—and for people on certain medications, that can cause...


11 Habits That Secretly Annoy Your Veterinarian

We love our pets and count them like our kids—but vets told us too many pet lovers make these...

10 Questions Every Gay or Bisexual Man Should Ask Their Doctor

While progress is in motion, LGBTQ people still face major gaps in the healthcare system. As a gay or...


9 Questions Every Lesbian or Bisexual Woman Should Ask Their Doctor, Say Experts

Lesbian and bisexual women face unique realities in healthcare and therefore can be more vulnerable to certain medical conditions. Here's...

11 Questions Every Transgender Person Should Ask Their Doctor, Say Experts

Data suggest many doctors are undereducated about transgender people's wellness. LGBTQ+ experts say knowing this list of questions can help...


Cybersecurity Experts’ 9 Best Ways to Keep Your Health Data Private

Healthcare data breaches can have worse consequences than you might imagine. Here's how security experts say you can protect your...


7 Habits That Secretly Annoy Your Doctor

Medical doctors around the country told us what they might not be telling you: Your own behaviors could be...


7 Habits That Secretly Annoy Massage Therapists

A massage is the ultimate form of relaxing self-care—but you could be stressing out your massage therapist without knowing it…

This Is What Your OB/GYN First Notices About You

Your OB/GYN is trained to see beyond the surface...and may pick up on factors affecting your health that you've never...


This Is What Your Doctor First Notices About You

Your doctor's keen eye can pick up on a lot of little silent clues about your health.



What Is Medical Gaslighting? 9 Doctors’ Statements That Are Major Red Flags

Ever had a doctor doubt your symptoms? Medical gaslighting is alarmingly common, and in some cases can put your...


Insulin Prices Are Going Down by 70%—Here’s What You Need to Know

Drugmaker Eli Lilly's new cap will drop insulin prices to $35 per month, saving patients millions in expenses.

How To Get a Second Opinion

Getting any type of medical diagnosis can be overwhelming. Doctors from Yale University and the Cleveland Clinic explain when it's...


Amazon Has a New Prescription Plan—Here’s How You Can Use It

RxPass, the new Amazon prescription plan, includes more than 80 medications. Here's what you need to know.


8 Ways to Save on Your Health Care

Medical costs keep rising in the US. Here's how experts say you can save money on healthcare, now and in...


Hearing Aid Accessibility: A Mother’s 25-Year FDA Fight, and What Needs to Happen Next

When her daughter was diagnosed with hearing loss 25 years agoJanice Lintz waged...


Instantly Organize Your Medicine Cabinet in a Few Simple Steps

With advice from infectious disease doctors and a professional organizer, reset your routine with this step-by-step medicine cabinet makeover.


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What’s the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care?

Understanding your care options during a severe or terminal illness can dramatically boost quality of life. Here, experts weigh in...


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14 Gift Ideas for Terminally Ill Loved Ones

When time is limited, the most treasured gift is your presence. But, these gifts could also help your loved one...


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8 Signs It’s Time for Hospice Care

Choosing hospice can be difficult and scary—but waiting too long means missing out on important comfort measures. Here are expert...


16 Caregiver Quotes for Inspiration and Encouragement

These insightful caregiver quotes can provide a small dose of inspiration and encouragement for people at every stage of the...

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What’s the Difference Between a CT Scan vs. MRI?

CT scans and MRIs are common, noninvasive medical imaging techniques used to see what's happening inside the body. Learn...


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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...


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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...


What Is the Universal Donor Blood Type?

Doctors typically have to match blood types when they give a transfusion. Find out why O negative is...


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...


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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.