As today’s caregivers face a rainbow of cultures, issues of race, religion and language can make or break a treatment plan.
Often, biology knows best, which is why these medical innovations borrow liberally from natural properties and processes.
Promising yet far from proven, this approach to treating post-traumatic stress neutralizes a memory just before it comes back to haunt you.
A remarkable machine lets doctors operate from across the room and quickly gets patients back on their feet. But will hospitals pay the price?
Thoughts on impersonal medicine, by Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana.
Readers warn against distraction, addiction, diarrhea and more.
Robert Barron, who once created masks for CIA agents, now uses his talent for a different purpose: bringing people disfigured by trauma and disease out from hiding.
Transplant surgeon Amy Friedman argues: Since we can't get enough organs for free, why not pay for them?
By widening doorways and buying bariatric equipment, hospitals are adapting to a growing populace.
U.S. pharmaceutical companies are sending clinical trials offshore to cope with the shortfall of willing subjects at home. A look at the effects of outsourcing, for both good and ill.
Caring for patients is what registered nurses signed up to do, not dealing with patients’ inconsiderate families, defensive colleagues and red tape, as these nurse bloggers explain.
Medical-drama characters may have evolved from saintly to sexy, but at least one aspect of these shows has remained constant: the will to get the medicine accurate.
Disgraced stem-cell scientist Woo Suk Hwang has become exhibit A in the case for tightening scrutiny of apparent medical advances.
The origins of the hearing aid began with a centerpiece (flowers optional).
A virtual map of the veins eases the job of those drawing blood.
Brain surgery unexpectedly impaired a writer/illustrator’s abilities to speak, read and write, leaving her to wonder if she would ever get her old self back.