|Author(s)||Michael A. Petti, M.D. (1961–2002)|
Bron Smith (2002–present)
|Illustrator(s)||Jud Hurd (1961–2002)|
|Current status/schedule||Current single-panel cartoon|
|Launch date||February 20, 1961|
|Syndicate(s)||United Feature Syndicate|
Health Capsules is a comic strip syndicated by United Feature Syndicate since February 20, 1961. The comic panel answers reader's health-related questions, accompanied by a humorous illustration. Health Capsules is currently produced by Bron Smith.
GoComics characterizes Health Capsules this way:
Health Capsules was begun as an effort to educate people about common health myths. The feature covers everything from long-established medical facts to the most recent discoveries in medical research. Health Capsules is read by millions in The Times of India and other newspapers across America and abroad. It is translated into Spanish for readers throughout Mexico and South America.
Each comic ends with the caption "Health Capsules is not intended to be diagnostic in nature."
- Holtz, Allan (2012). American Newspaper Comics: An Encyclopedic Reference Guide. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. p. 185. ISBN 9780472117567.
- Hurd, Jud. "Health Capsules," Cartoon Success Secrets: A Tribute to 30 Years of Cartoonist Profiles (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2004), pp. 52–53.
- "About Health Capsules," GoComics website. Accessed Nov. 24, 2018.