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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.

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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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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...


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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...


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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 their...


5 Telemedicine Apps Everyone Should Know (Just in Case)

Here's how to use your smartphone to get top medical care and information any time, any place.

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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.


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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


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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.


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How to Find Out Your Blood Type at Home, the Doctor’s Office, and More

If you don't know your blood type, you are not alone. The good news is that there are many ways...

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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...


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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...


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11 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

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

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...


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Should I Avoid Ibuprofen for COVID-19 Fever?

Does ibuprofen worsen Covid-19 symptoms? Should you avoid it for fever? Experts weigh in


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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...


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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...


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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.


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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.


The Healthy: Health Solutions for 2020

In our survey, about 60 percent of people reported being frustrated in their search for an accurate diagnosis. And nearly...

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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


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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...


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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...


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75 Secrets Nurses Wish They Could Tell You

Doctors are sometimes clueless about what really happens in the beds, rooms, and halls of hospitals. That's why we went...