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It’s disappointing when seemingly groundbreaking studies can’t be repeated. But it’s happening a lot.
The name—ductal carcinoma in situ—begs the question: how to treat a small breast lesion that has yet to spread.
Trouble with the protein may underlie most kinds of dementia, perhaps including Alzheimer’s. New drugs could help.
“Disabled” doctors? They don’t like the term or the implication, and their careers have been anything but limited.
For patients to be effective partners in their own care requires a basic grasp of medical terms that, shockingly, many don’t have.
Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana on the value of reproducing research.
Aiming tiny bursting bubbles at tumors could pave the way for new treatments.
Epidemiologist Carolyn Greene aims to use electronic health records to track chronic disease trends.
The health effects of Agent Orange—used extensively during the Vietnam War—continue to be felt.
SARS revealed the existence of “super-spreaders,” who can infect dozens of people. The same, it appears, goes for other infectious diseases.
One hundred and fifty years ago, Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first black woman to receive a medical degree in the United States.
Having run for more than 50 years, the Framingham Heart Study is in jeopardy because of deep budget cuts.
In this short story, an IT guy reveals the human angle of dealing with new health care technology.
An impending helium shortage could greatly raise the price of helium, an element used to chill MRI scanners.
A Supreme Court ruling on whether genes can be patented didn’t give crystal clear answers.
Three physician bloggers discuss how to treat patients with imagined ailments.
“Lung washing” is keeping donated lungs alive longer.
At her great-uncle’s bedside, the author considers the genetic disorder that binds her family.