Emergency room jam-ups threaten patients, inflate costs and disrupt hospital operations. Small fixes might solve this big problem.
Acute inflammation fights off infection, but the chronic kind, simmering inside most of the population, can be deadly.
Break a bone and pull it apart a millimeter a day. Seems crazy, but distraction osteogenesis is saving legs, arms and faces.
Like shoelaces’ tips, telomeres do damage control, preserving DNA and slowing aging. What happens if we extend their expiration date?
A look at the complicated causes of ER overcrowding, by Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana.
Readers discuss suspended animation and administrative costs.
With their online Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine, editors Christian Pfeffer and Bjorn R. Olsen are encouraging physicians to re-evaluate clinical practices based on negative data.
For reasons religious and medical, some surgery patients are forgoing transfusions.
A new study sheds light on the flu’s yearly course around the world, helping scientists refine vaccines.
From hand-drawn illustrations to CD-ROM technology, Gray’s Anatomy has advanced with medicine throughout its 150-year existence.
The United States is launching a database to remedy a lack of transparency in clinical trial results.
Video game glasses, stomach bugs and a mysterious molecule revealed.
Getting the various pieces of operating room equipment to communicate with one another could save lives—but it’s easier said than done.
Can bees smell disease?
Forty-three years after his death, a renowned physicist has an unexpected hand in extending his grandson’s life.