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First, a predicted glut; now, an apparent shortage. Getting physician supply to match demand is hard; getting it wrong could be devastating.
As the population ages and Alzheimer’s disease proliferates, millions of minds are being lost. A spate of new drugs could stem the damage.
When the powerhouses of cells—mitochondria—black out, a host of diseases ensue. The trick is to get them humming again.
What can hospitals learn from Toyota and other industry icons? Four paradigm-shifting strategies that improve efficiency and care.
The cause of hepatitis C was a mystery solved only after years of groundbreaking research. But the battle continues.
Thoughts on the threat of primary care’s collapse, by Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana.
Readers offer a farewell and discuss an error, pain and prions.
Photographer Max Aguilera-Hellweg’s most demanding assignment was one he gave himself: to understand doctors not by taking their pictures but by becoming one.
Retail clinics are burgeoning. But whom are they really serving?
Here’s how microarrays—or “gene chips”—are used in the search for errant genes.
In 1792, a clever French army surgeon devised the “the flying ambulance.”
Years ahead of schedule, doctors perform on humans a surgery that involves reaching internal organs via the mouth or other natural orifices.
Research on caterpillar cells, football players and false positives.
Most prosthetic arms are clumsy things. One research team is working to change that.
Point: Yes, it will help prevent diseases; counterpoint: No, it was inadequately tested.
Before turning medical students loose on real patients, most schools have them practice on imposters.
A solution to a sub-Saharan public health crisis is also ... a merry-go-round.
The author climbed a mountain against doctor’s orders—but not against his better judgment.