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12 Insider Tips for Choosing the Best Primary Care Doctor

Your primary care physician is possibly your most important health care professional. Don't just pick a name off your insurance's list—here's what the experts suggest.

The Real Difference Between Aspirin and Ibuprofen—and When to Take Them

You might think aspirin and ibuprofen are interchangeable when it comes to pain relief, but they're not.


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47 Secrets Hospitals Don’t Want to Tell You (But Every Patient Should Know)

No one looks forward to a health crisis, but our insights and tips will help you get better medical care,...


The Danger of Swallowing Pills Without Water—It’s Not Choking

Think popping an Advil on the fly is totally harmless? You won't believe what can happen.


9 Secrets Gynecologists Won’t Tell You About Their Patients’ Annoying Habits

Would you take a call during a visit? Are you self-conscious about your hairy legs? Keep your doctor happy and...

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10 Things You Should Never Do Before a Doctor Appointment—and 4 Things You Should

Whether you're going in for checkups or common tests, here's how to get the most out of your next visit.


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This Is the Filthiest Item in Your Doctor’s Office

The dirtiest thing in your doctor's office probably isn't what you think. Here's just how gross it is, and how...


10 of the Best (and 4 of the Worst) Hospitals

Going to a great hospital can make all the difference when you need urgent care. A new list makes it...


5 Medical Devices You Didn’t Know Could Be Hacked

A heinous brand of cyber attacks could turn devices designed to keep us healthy into deadly weapons.


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14 Ways to Lower Triglycerides Naturally

Are your triglyceride levels elevated? Here are the ways you can bring that number down yourself, and get your heart...


15 Scary Symptoms That Are Actually Harmless

Before you let "Dr. Google" convince you that your headache must be brain cancer, learn some of the many reassuring...


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17 Common Lies You Tell Your Doctor (and Why You Need to Stop)

Sometimes, a fib is harmless—but not when you're talking to your doctor.


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.

This Is Why Doctors Still Use Pagers

The dinosaur technology actually makes a lot of sense.


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11 Health “Myths” That Are Actually True

Myths, half-truths, and wives’ tales are common in health. Here are 11 health 'myths' that are actually true, according to...


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The Best Heart Hospital in Every State

Here are the best hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery in every state for 2019 as ranked by U.S. News...


The Dangerous Truth About Surgical Centers

They are less expensive 
than hospitals. But when a facility isn’t 
equipped to handle an emergency, 
the consequences can be...


13 Conditions You Think You Have—but Probably Don’t

Health issues in the news can lead to incorrect self-diagnoses—and even a misdiagnosis by a doctor. Here's what you need...


How to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Their Health

It may not be a simple conversation to have, but these steps make it easier.


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15 Medical Reasons for Your Loss of Appetite

Causes for a loss of appetite range from the common cold to a serious illness or health condition. Here's why...


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How Many Times a Year Should You Really See the Doctor for Checkups?

Medical experts, from OB/GYNs to dermatologists, reveal how often you need to visit your doctor to stay on top of...

10 Bizarre Side Effects of Common Medications

Blue urine? Weight gain? A hairy tongue?! Watch out for the strange things that can happen when you take certain...


13 Things You Should Know Before Donating Blood

Donating blood is an incredibly noble cause, however, there are some things you should know before you hand your arm...


9 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Learn from a Single Blood Test

You'll be shocked at all the medical conditions your doctor can diagnose from a teaspoon of your blood.


11 Health Perks You Didn’t Know You Can Get for Free

Depending on what type of care you're looking for, there are a lot of treatments you can get for free....


Doctors Reveal the Annoying Things They Wish You Wouldn’t Do

From smelly feet to overbearing parents, the surprising things that annoy doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.


13 Lifesaving Tests You’re Probably Skipping—but Shouldn’t

Most of us aren’t getting the health screenings we need. Check out these preventive services you shouldn’t miss.