Medicine has to do with diseases and conditions that affect the entire body. In this section, learn about testing and treatment plans including the medicines used to prevent and treat a range of diseases and conditions.
Is Your Hospital Diverting Ambulances Because of COVID-19?
How Ambulances Work
Despite Common Myth, Ambulance Companies Can't Avoid Certain Neighborhoods
Womanikin: Overcoming the Stigma of Breasts and CPR
Women Less Likely to Receive CPR in Public, Study Finds
Should You Pee on a Jellyfish Sting?
Mark Cuban Wants to Solve the U.S. Prescription Drug Price Crisis
World AIDS Day: Lessons of the Past Can Help Safeguard the Future
Epidemiologists Are the 'Disease Detectives' Protecting Public Health
Why Are Potassium Iodide Pills Selling Like Crazy?
Why Are Some Shots Given in the Arm and Some in the Bum?
FDA Approves New Alzheimer's Drug Against Expert Panel Advice
Medical Schools Have Come a Long Way From Grave Robbing to Get Cadavers
Compression Wear Is Key to Sports and Surgical Recovery
Hearing Aids Are About to Get Much More Affordable
Anesthesia Awareness: When You're 'Awake and Aware' During Surgery
Prehab Could Make Your Recovery From Surgery a Bit Easier
Placebo Surgeries Are Effective, But Are They Ethical?
Honey Can Help If Your Child Swallows a Button Battery
What Is the Rarest Personality Type?
Veins, Needles, Yikes: What to Know Before Having Blood Drawn
Are Army medics and doctors on the front lines?
Can civilians become doctors in the U.S. Army?
Do Army doctors and medics carry weapons?
Doctors need to cut open dead bodies to learn anatomy, but where do they get them?
The billionaire business owner launched an online pharmacy in March with drug prices slashed. But is the model poised to disrupt America's prescription drug business?
By Dave Roos
Demand for potassium iodide pills has surged since Russia attacked Ukraine and threats of nuclear war loom. But why these pills, and what do they have to do with nuclear radiation?
It all comes down to the type of medicine, how much is required, and how quickly it needs to be absorbed.
Compression socks, sleeves and other garments are worn by both patients and athletes to help enhance their performance and improve their post-op recovery. But do they work?
It's rare, but when it happens, it can be traumatic and frightening for those who experience it. But how does such a thing even occur with today's modern medicine?
By Meg Sparwath
If your child swallows a button battery, you need to take them to hospital immediately. But on the way, grab your honey bear. Here's why.
By Dave Roos
Recovering from any surgery is never as easy as you hope. But putting in some time to get fit before it could make healing a lot easier. Here's how.
In the latest COVID-19 surge, many hospitals across the country are on diversion, meaning they're asking ambulances to take patients elsewhere. Here's how that could affect you.
That's because the FDA just greenlit a law that allows you to buy them over-the-counter from your local pharmacist. No prescription required.
Myers-Briggs has established 16 personality types and says that everyone fits into one of them. But some types are more common than others. Which is the rarest of all?
By Alia Hoyt
We have mRNA technology to thank for remarkably successful COVID-19 vaccines. Can that same mRNA technology be used to help prevent or even eradicate other diseases as well?
It's touted as targeting cell-damaging plaque in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, but at $56,000 a year, is Aduhelm a miracle drug or a very expensive experiment?
Some clinical trials subject volunteers to fake surgeries to determine whether a surgical procedure has any real value. But does the long-term benefit to society outweigh the risks to patients?
By Alia Hoyt
Battles won — and lost — against AIDS hold valuable lessons for managing COVID-19.
How long does it take for a pandemic to end? History suggests the disease itself will fade but will almost never be truly gone.
Drilling a hole in somebody's skull was all the rage 4,000 to 12,000 years ago. In fact, 5 to 10 percent of skulls from this period have a hole in them, made while the person was still alive. The question is, why?
As both human and animal bodies age, the cushioning connective tissue known as cartilage begins to wear down. That's where glucosamine comes in.
By Wendy Bowman
Not crazy about going into your doctor's or therapist's office these days? You might be interested in a telemedicine service like Doctor on Demand.
Surgery to increase your height for cosmetic reasons is becoming more popular. But what's involved and should people do it?
By Alia Hoyt
Venomous snakebites are one of the world's largest hidden health problems. But now researchers believe they've found a new way to treat the problem onsite, before victims get to the hospital.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak has people self-quarantining as much as possible, telemedicine has become a big alternative. But if you've never done it before, what can you expect?
By Alia Hoyt
A little girl with epilepsy caused the mash-up of a beloved children's book title and a CBD oil that changed medical history.
U.S. President Donald Trump has been touting the malaria drug chloroquine as a possible miracle drug for coronavirus. Should we all be taking chloroquine?
A ventilator is a machine that helps a person breathe by blowing oxygen into the lungs and removing carbon dioxide out of the lungs. They're a critical piece of equipment for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.