Today's patient simulators breathe, bleed, talk and die, challenging even the most experienced clinicians.
Terrible things happen fast in a victim's brain. Now new drugs and smart systems can extend the treatment deadline.
With the human genome laid bare, scientists are narrowing their search for the roots of mental illness.
Sugar-free and engineered for tolerance, hogs may one day fill a need for transplant organs.
The mission of Proto, by Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana.
Psychiatrist and Jesuit priest Ned Cassem discusses death and dying.
Zootoxins from venomous animals could benefit human health.
Medical residents' difficulties could be dangerous for patients.
Text messages, friends and erectile dysfunction medication for children.
Do advertisements for prescription medications educate consumers—or encourage them to take drugs they don’t need?
What was once treated with a lung compression device is now solved by antibiotics.
Stem cell research continues to be controversial across the United States. Many states have their own rules about what’s allowed.
Body parts, made quickly out of long-lasting materials, could be the future of prosthetic organs.
Medicare data would allow the FDA to identify dangerous side effects.
Point: We aren't likely to be challenged anytime soon; counterpoint: drug production will become globally dispersed.
The painkiller named after the Greek god of dreams has a big birthday.
The author gets a very thorough, very pleasant checkup in Thailand.