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The New Landscape of Hepatitis C

July 5, 2011

The hepatitis C virus has always been an unusual disease. Largely symptom-free in its early stages, many people are unaware for many years that they have contracted the virus. But if left untreated, hepatitis C can eventually cause severe liver [Read more]

Crowdsourcing the Diagnosis

September 15, 2010

Regular readers of the New York Times Magazine are familiar with Diagnosis, Dr. Lisa Sanders’ long-running column of medical mysteries. With false leads, twists, and surprise endings, these hospital narratives are typically as suspenseful as a [Read more]

Living-Donor Liver Transplant Pt. 1

August 31, 2009

(See parts Two and Three) Twenty years ago this November, the first living-donor liver transplant was performed at the University of Chicago Hospital, transferring a portion of the organ from Teresa Smith to her 9-month-old daughter, Alyssa. In [Read more]