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Outrageous Hospital Lingo That Doctors and Nurses Use Behind Your Back

Thankfully, this lingo isn't used regularly in health-care settings, but an unflattering comment may occasionally slip out during a particularly...


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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Doctors don't know everything, it turns out: Many still believe these outdated myths.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...


7 Signs Your Aging Loved Ones Need More Care ASAP—and What to Do About It

If you notice any of these troubling red flags, you'll want to act fast. Here's what the experts recommend for...


8 Questions You Must Ask to Keep Your Aging Parents Safe and Healthy

Touchy subjects like money and mental health aren't easy to bring up to your aging parents. But they are essential...


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7 Times You Should Hire a Patient Advocate (and When It’s Unnecessary)

A long term illness or extended hospital stay brings a host of concerns that are often confusing and frightening. What...


10 Things You Should NEVER Do When Visiting Someone in the Hospital

Knowing hospital etiquette could make the difference between a smooth recuperation and a difficult, prolonged stay for loved ones. Make...

12 Amazing Medical Breakthroughs of 2017

In this gift-giving season, it seems appropriate to list the most incredible medical breakthroughs made this year, because each of...


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11 Things Every Patient Should Try to Lower Their Hospital Costs

To spend less on your hospital stay, we asked doctors, nurses, medical billing experts, and hospital CEOs for their...


5 Stunning Medical Miracles That Doctors Can’t Explain

Most people don’t survive a dying heart or a brain-eating amoeba. 
These five patients were extraordinarily lucky.



Why You Should Never Have Surgery in the Evening (If You Can Avoid It)

If you want to improve the odds that you'll have a trouble-free operation, you better schedule it for this time...


These Are the Best (and Worst) Sources of Health News and Information on the Web

Accusations of fake news get thrown around a lot these days, but it's not just a problem in politics—here's how...


10 Urgent Signs It’s Time for Your Loved One to Stop Driving

Whether it’s a parent, friend, or even yourself, everyone wants to continue driving as long as they can do so...


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15 Silent Signs Your Body Might Be in Big Trouble

Subtle clues—from handwriting to snoring—can reveal the earliest warnings of illness. Here's how to read your own distress signals.

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7 Common Medications That Can Contribute to Weight Gain

You may be healing your body at the expense of your waistline. Here's what to look for in your medicine...


Help! What Type of Care Does My Aging Parent Need?

Weighing your options for the care of aging parents is an important piece of their "quality of life" puzzle. Here...


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.


This Gentle Exercise Is Proven to Help Prevent Falls in Seniors

This ancient Chinese practice can help seniors not only boost their fitness, it can improve their balance and coordination and...

7 Ways You Can Use Technology to Care for Aging Parents (Even When They Hate Smartphones)

When you start exploring all of the different ways that technology can aid you in your caregiving, you’ll find that...


8 Ways Baby Boomers Have Made Senior Living SO Much Better

This ain't your grandma's nursing home!


Your Ibuprofen Habit Could Be Keeping You Weak—Here’s Why

When it comes to working out, there's no shortage of diehards who love to tell you, "No pain, no gain."...


8 Reasons Everyone Should Know Their Blood Type

Many Americans don't know their blood type, but that knowledge can actually tip you off about your risk for certain...


This Is What a Near-Death Experience Really Feels Like, According to Science

A new study reveals what kind of things you're likely to see and feel when you have a brush with...


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...