Skin problems and joint disorders top the list of reasons people visit doctors, according to a new Mayo Clinic study.
Doctors divulge the most excruciating illnesses. Ouch.
The US needs more black doctors because black people need greater access to culturally connected physicians who understand their lives and challenges.
A family physician met a dying man and asked something that hadn’t been covered by the specialists.
A prognosis, predicting the likely course of an illness, often makes physicians uneasy, fearful that delivering bad news will dash patients’ hopes.
If you want to avoid quality time with the ER doctor this Thanksgiving, follow these four safety tips.
Mannequins that can sweat, groan and bleed are replacing lectures and videos as the new medical teaching tool.
Social media can be a powerful tool for engaging and educating patients, but it comes with liability risks. Help protect yourself and your practice by review...
You've probably never heard of these rare, weird medical conditions, but they're real and affect people across the globe.
We were often taught to look for symptoms, such as rashes, in a way that I knew wouldn’t appear on my own skin.'
Simply put, your primary care provider is your health manager! They are in private practices, long-term care facilities, clinics.........
People with complex medical conditions end up having a lot of contact with our health care system: surgeries, doctors’ visits, specialists and therapies and imaging tests and more. And that makes them experts, in a sense, on how to get the most out of your visits.
Our bodies can work in mysterious ways, which sometimes give rise to strange medical conditions. In this Spotlight we look at five of these rare diseases.
Any condition that causes painful symptoms is obviously quite frustrating, but imagine how magnified that frustration becomes when a doctor expresses that
A host of medical hiccups can hit the human body. Microscopic bugs, injuries, and failing systems are the classics. More intriguing are the rare cases, some only appearing for the first or second time. Say hello to semi-identical twins, children who cannot move after dark, and serious gender switching. The senses go haywire in unbelievable ways, but the brain, when injured or subjected to surgery, is…
You have your dad's hazel eyes, your mom's propensity to tear up at dog food commercials, and your grandma's wit—the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, as they say.
Medical research has changed how doctors diagnose conditions for the better. Read this Spotlight feature to find out about the top three
New research shows certain cancers are the most frequently missed diagnoses in medical centers. Learn how to identify and prevent diagnostic errors.
I’m not sure if I’m more scared of dying, or of a practitioner allowing me to suffer and die because they view me as less than human.