The first time my doctor recommended that I vaccinate my baby boy, I was skeptical. I had read countless articles listing scary, unpredictable side effects associated with childhood vaccines, and no matter what my doctor said, I was really worried that a single flu shot or measles injection might negatively affect my…
Every now and then you’ll go to the doctor’s office and a group of physicians will start looking at your medical charts while shaking their heads and whispering in very serious tones. How many things have you heard doctors solemnly murmur to each other while looking over your medical info? Take this quiz to find out!
Occasionally a story comes along that reminds you that even experienced medical professionals can make major, life-threatening mistakes, and this one is at the top of the pile: A Shreveport, Louisiana woman is suing her hospital after a surgeon accidentally left his arm inside her after surgery.
Telling your kids that their pediatrician got buff is one of the most difficult conversations a parent can have. Use these tips to help gently break the news in a way your children can understand.
When Emma Schreiber arrived at Roxborough Memorial Hospital last week, she was absolutely heartbroken. Her husband, Michael, had just been in a gruesome motorcycle accident, and after 10 hours of surgery, she learned some gut-wrenching news: Doctors told her that her husband would never walk again, but then later as…
Here’s a remarkable story of kindness that proves there are still some good people in the world.
When Greg Brennan was completely incinerated in a factory fire, it seemed like he would be a pile of ash for the rest of his life. It seemed like all hope was lost, but then something incredible happened: A team of hardworking doctors was able to use revolutionary new medical treatments to help Greg by replacing his…
Since its debut in 2005, hospital drama Grey’s Anatomy has dominated television as a critical and commercial ratings juggernaut. Here’s what you need to know about writer-producer Shonda Rhimes’ long-running hit series.
No one teaches you how to react when doctors tell you you’ll likely be confined to a wheelchair after a serious car accident. I initially thought my life was over, but then I decided to fight for my mobility, no matter how small the odds. For weeks it seemed like I would never walk again, and after a real birdbrain…
Disgusting. This doctor should be fired and charged with medical malpractice.
The moment a doctor first learns about stomachs is an important milestone in their career. We asked some physicians to share their memories of this pivotal experience, and this is what they had to say:
We asked 22 doctors one simple question: How long do you think John Krasinski will live? Their answers may surprise you.
I have a lot of really solid ideas for my upcoming appendix surgery, but my doctor says he won’t use any of them because apparently patients don’t have any say in what happens to their body. They’re good ideas, and they’re here if anyone else can use them.
You will be a different person after these four years!
Should there be just one big hospital, or, conversely, a whole many of hospitals all over the place? Take this questionnaire to find out where you stand.
Twenty-two veterinarians. One question: “Which episode of Marc Maron’s ‘WTF’ podcast do you play for dogs right before you put them down?” Here’s what they said.
In Dutchess County, NY, one group of noble paramedics is taking saving lives to the next level. During every shift, the heroic EMTs from the Fairway Medical Center are going above and beyond the call of duty by wearing candy necklaces for injured people to chew on as they’re being tended to!
Ever since she was a teenager, 32-year-old Ali Conrad has been a diehard fan of Angelina Jolie. But Ali’s loyalty to her favorite actress goes beyond just seeing all of her films on opening night. She’s such a dedicated fan that she recently decided to get plastic surgery to look like the Academy Award–winning actress.
We thought it would be fun!
Well, this was almost a real tragedy.