Though routinely discarded, the placenta has a rich story to tell, full of information about fetal development and future health.
Palliative care—just easing pain and boosting spirits—help very ill patients live better. Now it turns out to let them live longer, too.
It can be as resilient as it is vulnerable, recovering from the most devastating wounds. Researchers are only beginning to understand how.
Can doctors and hospitals collaborate to improve quality and limit costs? The accountable care organization may be their last, best chance.
Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana explain how focusing on more than just curing a disease can greatly improve a person's quality of life.
Proto readers tout metabolomics, advocate residency hour restrictions and describe an intriguing personal connection to a past story.
Researchers found that a stroll over hot coals affects not just the person doing it, but the loved ones looking on as well.
To better treat her young patients, pediatrician Nadine Burke uses research on how adverse childhood experiences affect health.
Repeatedly waking up costs sufferers not only a good night's rest, but their health and money as well.
From architecture to function, the ENCODE project’s researchers are filling in the gaps in our understanding of human genetics.
In 1966, the anaesthetist-in-chief of Massachusetts General Hospital would publish a paper that would yield greater protection for clinical trial subjects.
A father and son fight through the pain of multiple surgeries to repair the boy's skull.