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10 Things to Never Touch in Hospitals

With all the sick people, healthcare workers, and visitors filing in and out, hospitals can be germy places. Be doubly...


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Doctors Reveal the Real Questions You Should Be Asking Them

Doctors reveal the questions you should ask them at your next appointment to ensure optimal treatment and overall health.


This Is the Worst-Rated City for Nursing Homes

More than half the nursing home ratings in this city were just one or two stars.


44 Health Mistakes People Make Every Day

Every move you make, every breath you take is an opportunity to live healthier. Avoid these little mistakes—some of them...


Warning: These 16 Everyday Things Pose Huge Health Risks

Your cabinets are full of health products that can be hiding a dark secret: They pose a serious threat if...


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10 OTC Medications and Products You’re Using All Wrong

Just because you can buy a medication over the counter doesn’t mean it’s always safe. Here’s how you should really...


What Are Nootropics—and Can They Really Make You Smarter?

We all want to focus longer, think faster, and be more creative, and some say these substances may be the...


35 Medical Words You Always Mispronounce

Never fear making a fool out of yourself at the doctor’s office again.

6 Scary Reasons You Should Never Go to a Hospital in the Afternoon

You're not the only one who experiences a 3 p.m. slump.


6 Strange Medical Treatments Doctors Thought Would Work

For 2,400 years, patients have believed that doctors were doing good; for 2,300 years, they were wrong, according to historian...


28 Medical Words to Never, Ever Confuse

These words aren’t interchangeable, and a medical mistake could endanger your health.


This Is What “Dying of Old Age” Really Means

Dying of old age isn't a technically correct term—but it could still play an important role in the grieving process.


18 Truths People Will Tell Only Their Doctor

You might be shocked at what comes out of your loved one’s mouth in the nonjudgmental cocoon of the doctor’s...


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Doctor Visits You Need to Make at Every Age

If you want to prevent illness, it's important to get the right screenings at the right time—but when is the...


16 Things Your Doctor’s Receptionist Knows About You

You can't lie to us—we have your entire life in your medical file!


13 Health Insurance Tricks That Can Save You Thousands

Healthcare costs continue to rise, thanks to costly prescriptions and pricey hospital visits. Fortunately, there are ways to cut costs...

13 Things Medicare Won’t Tell You

Medicare provides health coverage for than 57 million people—it's a godsend, but it can be a challenge to navigate. Here's...


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11 Mistakes Doctors Wish You’d Stop Making Already

These slipups could seriously compromise your health care, according to the medical professionals we interviewed.


10 Medication Mistakes That Are Hurting Your Health

Are you making any of these mistakes? These 10 guidelines will help you take your medication the right way.



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45 Secrets Surgeons Won’t Tell You

Surgeons have our lives in their hands, but most of us know more about the people who cut our hair...

The 11 Most Expensive Prescription Drugs in America

Some prescription drugs cost patients more in one month than you'd pay for a new car. Here's a look at...


7 of the Craziest Medical Cases Doctors Have Seen on the Job

Strange, creepy, and sometimes ugly medical cases actually exist. Here are real, unbelievable cases doctors have witnessed in the past.


ER vs. Urgent Care: What’s the Difference?

When you need medical advice fast, you don't want to spend time debating whether urgent care or the emergency room...


11 Controversial Medical Theories That Are Actually True

Find out the truth behind health theories the medical community once claimed were false.


10 Secrets to Finding a Doctor You Can Trust

In the market for a new doc? Read this first. Trust is important, especially when it comes to your doctor....


10 Signs the Hospital Wants to Discharge You Too Early—and How to Fight It

Everyone wants to get you home safe and keep you healthy, but sometimes going home is a bad option.