When you face surgery, you might have many concerns about going under anesthesia. Will you lose consciousness? How will you feel afterward? Is it safe?
Doctor visits can be intimidating. So what's the best way to communicate with your healthcare provider, so you get the health care you need?
A physician offers some information about how healthcare providers figure out if your sore throat is caused by strep.
It's not always easy to classify a tumor as malignant or benign, as in the case of a "smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential" - or STUMP.
Find out here about the types of hysterectomy - surgery to remove the uterus - how they're done, and what to expect afterwards.
There are more opportunities today than ever before to learn about your health and to take better care of yourself. It is also more important than ever to know about the medicines you take. If you take several...
A study found that short observations, such as at a pediatric exam, don't provide enough information about symptoms associated with autism.
One of the best things you can do to avoid getting and sharing the flu is to use these hospital-proven flu prevention techniques.
As health care becomes more complex, it's difficult for teens to shift from relying on their parents to taking on their own medical needs.
Using morphine to fight the postoperative pain associated with abdominal surgery may paradoxically prolong a patient's suffering.
Dietitians and nutritionists advise people on what foods to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses.
Here's a free printable pediatrician interview checklist for you to use!
Choosing a pediatrician isn't always easy, because your baby will have frequent visits - you need someone you can trust. Here are some questions to ask!
Radiation therapists treat cancer and other diseases in patients by administering radiation treatments.
Under the HIPAA privacy law, can the personal representative of an adult or emancipated minor obtain access to the individual's medical record?
Orthotists and prosthetists, also called O&P professionals, design medical supportive devices and measure and fit patients for them.
Audiologists diagnose and treat a patient’s hearing and balance problems, using advanced technology and procedures.
A look at some of the essential values of teen mental health treatment to help you find the best care for your child.
Someone who will talk so your kids will listen For many kids, warnings from their parents go in one ear and out the other. But advice from someone else -- especially a respected medical professional -- might b...
When reading medical reports or talking to doctors, it's helpful to know some useful terms for describing body structure. Here's a guide!
If you have a son or daughter who’s leaving the nest, you’re probably facing a big change in your child’s medical care - no more pediatrician appointments.