It’s much easier to get a medical device approved than to bring a new drug to market. Should that change?
Thousands of these step-by-step decision aids stand ready to assist in diagnosis and treatment. But most physicians don’t use them.
What do London cabbies have in common with musicians and mathematicians? Bulked up gray matter that helps them do their jobs.
In today’s antimicrobial world, broad swaths of our 100 trillion resident bacteria may soon disappear—with profound consequences.
Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana talk about the documentary Boston Med and the rewards of transparency.
Proto readers question evidence-based medicine, suggest a better way to dispense drug samples and express misgivings about medical homes.
Repeat blows to the head can have serious—and long-term&mdashimplications for football players.
Does the U.S. pharmaceutical industry provide better drugs than Europe—or are they just more expensive?
One writer planned to write a book about the willful overmedication of children, but what she found was the opposite.
The sounds of talking and footsteps, overhead paging, and beeping equipment can add up to quite a cacophony.
One hundred and fifty years ago, Florence Nightingale opened a school that would revolutionize nursing.
Critics say a certain type of statement allowed on food labels could mislead—rather than inform—consumers.
Does the recertification process prove physicians’ expertise or just waste their time?
The world's hospitals rely on technetium-99m for imaging, but the isotope is in short supply.
One father’s emotional limits are tested when his newborn son is found to be severely disabled.