Doctors and Providers

Visiting doctors and providers is essential for maintaining our health. Get tips and tricks from nurses, physicians, and more.

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11 Diseases Doctors Are Most Likely to Miss

Some diseases are easy to spot, but others take longer to diagnose. Here's how to get a quicker diagnosis when you have an easy-to-miss condition.

9 Things Doctors Don’t Know About Women’s Health

Though everyone should have a primary care doctor she trusts and feel at ease around, there are certain symptoms and...

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11 Things Your Doctor Can Tell Just By Looking at You

A trained medical professional can tell some things about your health from a simple conversation. Here are things they look...

10 Funny Medical Acronyms—Decoded

These crude acronyms aren't used much, but an unflattering comment may occasionally slip out during a particularly frustrating healthcare situation.

8 Doctor Appointment Mistakes You Didn’t Realize You Were Making

Doctor's visits can be confusing. Get the most out of your appointments by avoiding these common missteps, according to health...

Doctors Reveal the Rarest Condition They’ve Ever Diagnosed

Every doctor has seen a lot over the course of their time in the field. We explored a Reddit thread...

14 Secrets Your Physical Therapist Knows About You

A good physical therapist can tell a lot about your family, your job, and your health—without you ever saying a...

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Doctors Confess: 10 Mistakes Patients Make in the ER

You want fast and efficient treatment in the ER. But some mistakes you make can keep you from getting a...

What Your Doctor’s Really Thinking (But Won’t Say to Your Face)

Here's what your doctors would tell you if they weren't worried about time, lawsuits, or hurting your feelings.

15 Health Myths That Make Doctors Cringe

Do you believe in "base tans"? Have you sworn off bread forever? Are you logging endless miles on the treadmill?...

16 Clear Signs You Need to Fire Your Doctor

You can't always trust the white coat. These are the mistakes that are serious enough to warrant your finding a...

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12 Things Pharmacists Keep in Their Medicine Cabinet

Are you ready for the minor—and not-so-minor—home medical emergencies? Learn what pharmacists keep on hand.

14 Health Myths Even Doctors Believe

Doctors don't know everything, it turns out: Many still believe these outdated myths. Make sure you don't fall for these...

10 Medical Tests and Procedures Doctors Never Waste Money On

It's wise to rule out health conditions, but skipping some medical tests and procedures may be better for you, according...

Doctors and Nurses Reveal the Medical Facts Everyone Should Know

These tips might just save your life (or at least make it a little healthier).

Here Are the Secrets to Finding the Best Doctors, According to Doctors

Doctors, dentists, and nurses follow these rules when deciding who will take care of their health.

10 Common Medical Abbreviations You’ve Probably Seen and Definitely Should Know

Even if you've finally nailed all of the social media terms—like FOMO, ICYMI and BRB—learning another set of abbreviations, including...

This is Why Many Doctors Have Sloppy Handwriting

Although electronic records are more common now, if you saw your doctor's handwriting, there's a good chance it's chicken scratch....

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10 Doctor-Approved Tips for Speeding Up Your Hospital Discharge

You don't want to spend any more time waiting when you know you're well. Here's how to get out of...

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14 Things Never to Lie to Your Doctor About

How much you smoke, drink, eat, and exercise—it all matters.

What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About 23andMe and Other Genetic Tests

Here's what you need to know about home genetic tests and their health insights before you make the decision to...

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46 Secrets Your Pharmacist Isn’t Telling You

Learn how to save money, avoid mistakes, and get the most out of your visit to the drugstore.

What Happens When Scientists Experiment on Themselves?

Cross a compulsive need to discover the truth with a strong sense of adventure, and watch modern medicine move forward.

Doctors Confess Their Fatal Mistakes

Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists hold your life in their hands. Here, their shocking stories of what can go wrong—and what...

Decode Your Doctor’s Language

Medical speak is filled with tricky shorthand that can be confusing, condescending, and even life threatening, but not anymore: Be...

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9 Tips for Doctor Visits That Work

By now, it’s a world-famous statistic: Experts have found that doctors tend to interrupt patients just 20–30 seconds after they

Doctors Spill Their Secrets to Getting the Best Medical Treatment

Dr. Oz explains how smart patients approach their health care.

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7 Home Health Checks That Can Save Your Life

1. Do a Wheeze Check Untreated asthma leads to 1.8 million ER visits and 4,000 deaths a year. Asthma can