"Best aging advice? Keep eating and pooping; that's how your body works. Drink lots of water."
"I'm not mad at you for gaining/losing weight, forgetting to take your meds, forgetting to do your exercises, etc. If what I've recommended for your care isn't feasible for whatever reason, I'm happy to try something else until it works for YOU! Please, please don't apologize, fib, or nod along just because you think it will make me happy."
Time to clear some things up.
Aussies Are Comparing Australia’s Healthcare System To The USA And Wow, I Never Realised How Big The Difference Is
"I can't imagine living with the constant anxiety of whether I could afford basic healthcare."
Healthcare Workers Are Sharing The Most Entitled Things Patients Have Ever Done, And It's Absolutely Brutal
"I was in the middle of a code when another patient's family member stopped to remind me I hadn't brought them their coffee."
Some patients require extra patience.
It's time to share your story.
This OBGYN Went Viral For Explaining What Could Happen If Roe V. Wade Is Overturned, And It's Incredibly Eye-Opening
"They should not be so afraid of pregnancy that they feel pushed to this."
Don't call an ambulance — just take an Uber.
Let's talk about sex(ual health).
18 Things That Are, For Some Unknown Reason, Accepted In Society When We Know Damn Well They Shouldn't Be
"Paying for medical insurance, only to be told where to go and who you can see for your medical care."
People Are Calling Out Scams That Are So Normalized, You Don't Even Notice Them, And There Are No Lies Detected
"The fact that existing customers aren’t automatically moved to better deals once their contract ends."
Healthcare is a human right.
Women Are Sick And Tired Of These 17 Female Issues Not Being Brought Up Enough, So I'd Like Everyone To Pay Attention Now, Please
"Once the baby is born, you, now merely the box the baby came in, get exactly that level of mental thought and care."
People Are Sharing Their Most Heartbreaking Medical Bill Stories, And It Just Goes To Prove The US Has A Long Way To Go
"When you’re already dealing with an illness, you shouldn’t need to worry about a bill, too."
Reproductive rights are human rights, plain and simple.
26 People Told Us Why They Changed From Anti-Abortion To Pro-Choice, And You Should Read This No Matter What You Believe
The Supreme Court on Friday struck down Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to abortion in the US.
Tell us your story.
"Leaving religion out of politics."
Over 100 Veterans Say A Doctor Butchered Their Feet. He’s Still Working And Says He Was A Scapegoat.
The institutions and people meant to protect northern Indiana’s veterans instead failed them. Repeatedly. For years.
"That commercials for prescription drugs on television are so wrong."
These Veterans Have Endured Not Having Their Gender-Affirming Surgeries Covered. That’s About To Change.
"I already, essentially, have given myself the mentality that I wasn't going to get this surgery until I was probably, you know, closer to 40 years old."
Angelina Jolie Is Exposing Institutionalized Racism In Medicine After Seeing Her Daughter Zahara Affected By It
"This goes beyond just looking at skin."
The 7–2 decision saw justices nominated by Donald Trump join with the court's liberals.
Doctors Are Sharing The One Medical Fact They Wish Everyone Knew, And All Should Be Required Reading
"Do not keep your medicine in your 'medicine cabinet' in your bathroom."
"Everyone – including LGBTQ people — should be able to access health care, free from discrimination or interference, period."
Every major US medical group supports gender-affirming care for transgender youth, but experts say a vocal minority of “fringe extremists” has found receptive ears in legislatures across the country.
"Boomers like to harp on us for not letting our kids 'be kids,' and this is why. We just can’t afford for them to get even minor injuries."
We wanna know!
“He would constantly make fat-phobic jokes about his friends who are fat. There would also be a lot of slut-shaming of his female friends. It really runs the gamut.”
"Diarrhea flew out of her butt and splashed into my face."
People Who Have Lived Abroad Shared The Moments They Realized America Is Messed Up, And There Are No Lies Detected
Maybe it's NOT a party in the USA.
Barrett deepens the court’s conservative wing to 6–3. She was sworn in Monday night at the White House.
“A lot of people are one illness or injury away from bankruptcy,” Democratic Senate candidate MJ Hegar said.
White Christian mothers have historically succeeded in carrying out the work of white supremacist patriarchy by dressing it in a prettier, more feminine package.
The court ruling is one of the first to apply the US Supreme Court's expansion of employment protections for LGBTQ individuals to other areas.
"In other words, I got a bag and fixed my teeth."
The Trump Administration Won A Legal Fight To Slash Federal Payments To Hospitals During The Coronavirus Pandemic
The DC Circuit ruled the administration could cut a Medicare reimbursement rate by nearly 30% for hospitals that serve patients with low incomes.
In this excerpt from The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health, Dr. Rheeda Walker offers great advice on getting help at a hard moment.
A TikTok from a white physician is making people suddenly aware of an issue that's long affected Black patients and doctors.
"A woman coughed at me because she was mad."
As businesses slowly start to reopen amid a worsening economic crisis, we are confronted with a very new version of normal.
Here are some of the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the internet.
As disagreements about protecting public and economic health escalate, we still find moments of hope amid loss.
“We Are Desperate”: 10 Nurses And Doctors Explain What It's Like To Fight The Coronavirus Without Enough Face Masks
“We want to protect public health and if we are sick there isn’t going to be anyone to treat these patients. America has no idea what it’s in for,” said one nurse practitioner.
As the coronavirus outbreak spreads across the US, we want to hear about your experiences with the testing shortage.
Facing public budget cuts and restrictive anti-abortion legislation, some medical providers are using Reddit to connect with people who can't find answers anywhere else.
From the former Eli Lilly executive running the Health and Human Services Department to the pharma lobbyists designing health policy, Trump has embraced the swamp.
It's always the same problem every day.
To a lot of progressive queer people, Buttigieg’s campaign symbolizes everything the marriage-focused mainstream gay rights movement has failed to deliver.
In the US, 1 in 5 children have a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder. Treatment should be a human right, not a privilege.
Women With Pregnancy Complications On Nauru Waited For Days While Lawyers Fought Over Their Medical Care
"Pregnancy and birth are only normal until they become abnormal — and if that happens on a place like Nauru, it is very difficult to transfer a woman."
"Not wanting ice in every drink."
The 15-month-old is being treated for Influenza A.
Every Democrat At Thursday’s Debate Said They’d Extend Health Care Coverage To Undocumented Immigrants
“We do ourselves no favor by having 11 million undocumented people in our country be unable to access health care,” argued Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Those who make billions from our broken health care system will spend enormous amounts trying to divide us. But we cannot rest, and we cannot back down.
If there's one thing you can do to empower yourself as a patient, it's finding a primary care provider — one who feels like a real partner. (An excerpt from How to Be a Patient)
For those of us living with severe mental illness, the world is full of cages. (An excerpt from Esmé Wang's The Collected Schizophrenias.)
“Members discussed the level of compassion to be shown…” Redacted minutes from a powerful committee show how decisions are made on the fate of sick refugees and asylum-seekers detained offshore.
To see where the country is going on health care, look at what’s happening in central Arkansas.
Healthcare Environmental Services said that the backlog was created by a lack of incinerators in the UK.
The way we choose to eat is influenced by a complex combination of factors.
This is a really important and tricky thing to gauge.
"I was just convinced that I was bipolar or really depressed."
Ideas like Medicare for All are written off as fantasy thinking by the same people who support virtually unlimited military spending.
In its latest move into the commercial health care industry, Amazon acquired an online pharmacy that sends customers prepackaged medication doses.
Theresa May Said There Will Be A £20 Billion "Brexit Dividend" For The NHS – But Economists And MPs Say It's A Myth
The prime minister is pledging a new 10-year funding settlement for the National Health Service, partly funded by a supposed dividend from Brexit, even though experts say it doesn't exist.
"You were shot in the abdomen while holding your infant daughter. I repaired your stomach and liver and removed your kidney and part of your pancreas. It’s been 10 years. You still send me a Christmas card every year."
State legislators in Idaho have refused to accept federal funding that could help thousands without health insurance get coverage. Meet “Reclaim Idaho,” the group that’s trying to do what elected officials won’t and put Medicaid expansion up for a vote in November.
As a 22-year-old, Eleanor was pumped with drugs to keep her in a sleeplike state, then subjected to excessive rounds of electroconvulsive therapy as a treatment advocated by the notorious Dr William Sargant. “You can’t find your way back to who you were because you don’t kind of remember yourself,” she tells BuzzFeed News.
There is so much about mental illness that is not just unseen, but hopelessly misunderstood by the law, people, and Indian society.
This is not a death sentence.
Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy are testing the upper limits of the ratio for a politician.
"He made a total about-face. Which means he either doesn’t understand his own bill – or he lied to me."
The Harry Potter author admitted she did not see a "full or accurate" video of the president's interaction with the toddler.
"We are the servants of a great nation," McCain said after returning to the Senate on Tuesday to vote to open debate on a Republican health care bill.
"We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program," BSA's chief wrote in an apology to the Scouting community.
The Affordable Care Act will not be killed off from the right. But Democrats should accept that the time has come for universal health care.
An unmarried woman’s sexuality is so terrible, so unimaginable, that it is completely written out of our language – in movies, in media, and even in the doctor’s office.
Former members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, who resigned last week in protest, say the Senate's new health care proposals will hurt people with the disease.
Just 46 nurses from the EU applied to work in the UK in April 2017, compared to 1,304 in the month after the referendum.
After growing up poor in West Virginia, I thought I had made it out and built a better life for myself. But my teeth are only getting worse.
For a growing number of Christians in the US, faith-based health care sharing ministries seem like the perfect alternative to an expensive, volatile insurance marketplace. But there may be serious drawbacks for some members — and for everyone else.
“Having a job, I have to look at health care like it is a privilege,” the newly crowned Miss USA said Tuesday, clarifying her comments from Sunday's pageant.
This year's winner said health care in America is a "privilege" and people were shook.
A GOP Congressman Said "Nobody Dies" Because They Don't Have Healthcare, And People Are Freaking Out
Idaho Rep. Raúl Labrador made the comment during a rowdy town hall Friday, eliciting loud boos from the crowd.
"So keep at it, it's great."
"I'm in a constant battle to help women and it can get exhausting sometimes, but the good days outweigh the bad ones."
Because your other lips get chapped too!
These Terminally Ill Patients Adorably Performed Standup Comedy About Their Death For Their Families
"Life is like that TV journalist, Arnab Goswami. Never take it seriously."
After Republicans abandoned their Obamacare replacement Friday, President Trump lamented the lack of Democratic support and claimed his predecessor's signature law would self-destruct.
"Oh the irony that Donald Trump and Paul Ryan have no Plan B."
Every day, millions of Americans, even those with insurance, struggle to pay for health care. If the Republican health care plan passes, that struggle will only intensify.
On who gets funded — and who gets left behind.
Experts And Anti-Abortion Groups Are Both Worried About How The GOP Health Care Bill Covers Abortion
Insurance and tax experts say the Republican health care bill's exemptions would be difficult to enforce, while anti-abortion groups say the bill could potentially allow people to use refundable tax credits to pay for abortion.
After the White House press secretary told reporters that “every member” of Congress would be able to amend the health care bill “on the floor,” Rules Chairman Pete Sessions said he didn’t appreciate Spicer “getting in my business.”
The proposal for another major overhaul of the health care industry has not translated into big moves on the markets.
“They’ve got to make those decisions themselves,” Jason Chaffetz said of the Obamacare replacement plan.
*starts typing aggressively*
Racism and transphobia won't keep these people down.