MDs trained overseas must go through an often prohibitively difficult, time-consuming process.
A look at new guidelines meant to improve how medical schools teach students about sexual orientation and gender identity
A vocabulary quiz
The town of Hogeway, outside Amsterdam, is a Truman Show-style nursing home.
More than 40 percent of uninsured Americans still don’t know basic terminology like "deductible." These little guys break it down.
In the 1960s, health authorities capitalized on middle-class fears of urban decay to promote vaccination, redefining measles and polio as illnesses linked to poverty.
Goodbye, Viagra tchotchkes, hello digital screens.
In the U.S., well-being tends to be highest in a person's earliest and latest years. But elsewhere, new research shows, quality of life follows a very different pattern.
The experience of needing medical care while endangering the ones who give it
Studies have shown that improved access to birth control can be a valuable tool in slowing global warming, but many politicians are afraid to broach the subject.
While many Liberians are attempting to flee their Ebola-stricken home country, one—a doctor currently training in the U.S.—is preparing to head straight back into the outbreak's Ground Zero.
High blood pressure affects nearly one in two Africans over the age of 25.
Ten years ago, prescription painkiller dependence swept rural America. As the government cracked down on doctors and drug companies, people went searching for a cheaper, more accessible high. Now, many areas are struggling with an unprecedented heroin crisis.
Doctors in Jordan, the region's leading destination for medical tourism, say antibiotic-resistant infections are at an all-time high.
As the outbreak goes on, companies are capitalizing on public concern by peddling fraudulent treatments.
What a 2009 psychology study on the swine flu pandemic can teach us about today's Ebola-induced panic
Doctors are stumped about the condition's origins—and its treatment.
Social media can be a support system for people struggling to give up heroin—and a window into what the drug has cost them.
Healthcare workers have been under increased scrutiny since the outbreak began, but CDC records from the past few years show that many hospitals were already behind where they needed to be.
It would not be a socialist paradise. At least, entirely.