In one study, doctors let patients speak for 11 seconds, on average, before butting in.
Trash pandas have played an important role in my mental wellbeing. Could I call them my "emotional support animals"?
Why doesn't the U.S. take medical clowning seriously?
When should you call 911? Are ambulance trips always a fortune? Can you choose which hospital treats you?
Total-body photography documents all the moles on your skin to help doctors keep track of changes over time.
An evolving understanding of health has led to more providers building "social screenings" into visits.
A new recommendation argues yes, but experts aren’t so sure.
I 'graduated' from treatment. I was supposed to be better. But once I entered the recovery phase, I just felt adrift.
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