Taking care of your health involves choosing a doctor and understanding how to best get the care you need. This section will help you deal with these issues and provide some fun and shocking facts about the medical field.
Is Your Hospital Diverting Ambulances Because of COVID-19?
How Ambulances Work
Can You Go to the ER Without Health Insurance?
Womanikin: Overcoming the Stigma of Breasts and CPR
Women Less Likely to Receive CPR in Public, Study Finds
Should you use ice or heat to treat an injury?
FDA Approves OTC Narcan Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdose
Why Are Potassium Iodide Pills Selling Like Crazy?
Why Are Some Shots Given in the Arm and Some in the Bum?
Medical Schools Have Come a Long Way From Grave Robbing to Get Cadavers
Compression Wear Is Key to Sports and Surgical Recovery
How Doctor On Demand Works
Anesthesia Awareness: When You're 'Awake and Aware' During Surgery
Prehab Could Make Your Recovery From Surgery a Bit Easier
You Need It Like a Hole in the Head: The Ancient Medical Art of Trepanation
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?
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
Who do you call when there's a new disease outbreak? An epidemiologist. These disease detectives investigate the who, what, why, when and where of disease epidemics worldwide.
Doctors' waiting rooms often have signs that a fee will be charged for no-shows or late arrivals. So, should patients ask doctors for reimbursement when they have to wait a long time?
By Alia Hoyt
A huge number of clinical trials — many of which are testing life-saving drugs — languish due to low participation levels. Why is that, and what can be done?
By Alia Hoyt
A series of papers showed that overuse and underuse of medical care is a global health crisis. Here's how to address it.
By Alia Hoyt
Although several states have proposed legal action banning the question, only Florida has actually passed a controversial law addressing the issue.
Turn on a TV crime drama or read the headlines to the biggest stories in the nation, and you'll get an idea of why medical examiners are not only important in society, but also pretty cool to boot. So, what are some of the perks of the job?
By Tom Scheve
Being a prison doctor seems like a dangerous job, but most inmates respect doctors because they're glad to get medical care they couldn't access on the outside. So what do doctors think about working in prisons? Are they safe and fulfilling places to work?
Doctors use slang terms to save time during their day to day operations. You'll find that some of the terms are quite humorous because of the way they describe the ailment. Find out what physicians are really saying when they use medical slang.