As Peyton and his unstoppable offense prepares to butt heads with the immovable defense of the Seahawks in the Super Bowl, we ask Dr. David Frim, “What is a concussion?”
Dr. William Dale talks about why the PSA test to screen for prostate cancer is so controversial, the potential risks of inappropriate screening and gives his recommendations for when a man should be screened.
Last month I wrote about the Hospital Microbiome project, Jack Gilbert’s ambitious project to catalog the bacterial species growing in the hospital before it opens and monitor how that environment changes after doctors and patients start interacting with it. Over the next two years, he and his team will be collecting more than 12,000 samples […]
The rise of optogenetics — where flashes of light can manipulate brain activity and rat behavior — have excited scientists looking for more precise ways of manipulating cells and their components in the laboratory and the clinic. Two papers published this month by University of Chicago laboratories explore new methods with great scientific potential of […]
There are ways in which patients who leave the hospital against medical advice wind up paying for that decision. Being saddled with the full cost of their hospital stay, however, is not one of them. Insurance companies know this. Patients who walk out may know this. But many physicians, according to a study published in […]
By Dianna Douglas A pregnancy is considered at “term” after 37 weeks. But there are critical growth stages that come next–a baby’s lungs, brain, and liver develop in the last few weeks in the womb. Women in the United States are often induced before the baby has fully gestated, which leads to a host of […]
As the weather finally starts to get seriously cold, we thought this would be a good time to revisit our conversation with Dr. Ginard Henry on Cold Hands Syndrome. While it seems like your frozen fingertips could be fixed by simply wearing a good pair of gloves, Cold Hands Syndrome is a real medical condition […]