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Charting the progression of today’s hospital terror.
SARS led to the discovery of "super-spreaders," who can infect dozens of people. They also exist, it appears, in other infectious diseases.
Artists use medical scans of tumors to make stunning, informative sculptures
Artist Danny Quirk paints the living structures of the body on live models.
Often ridiculed, ICD-10 may relieve some diagnostic and billing headaches. But implementation will bring complications.
Beds for psychiatric care are steadily declining. What can be done?
All the terrifying world's a stage, and artists borrow tools of the theater to give models in drills remarkably lifelike wounds and burns.
Employing ingenuity, technology and an artist's eye, scientists interpret and elucidate the brain's stunning complexity.
The soaring cost of medical school may be driving graduates away from primary care and into high-paying specialty practices.
Insurers attribute higher premiums for women than men of the same age because of the increased cost of women’s care.
New York City’s medical research community picks up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy destroys decades of work.
In the 1980s physician Miguel Ribeiro took stunning photographs of his South African patients. How has the nation’s health care fared in the years since?
The move to electronic medical records may be helping identity thieves.
When two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, a painstakingly rehearsed emergency response plan sprang into action.
Hospitals around the nation have adopted ways to help alleviate delays in operating rooms.
Sage Bionetworks, a nonprofit research organization, encourages collaboration and the exchange of ideas among scientists.
From mishandled stolen shipments to repackaged fakes to scammers diluting medications, there are multiple ways phony pharmaceuticals get in the supply chain.
From lead to mercury to trichloromethane, we’re awash in chemicals, but researchers are still trying understand how our exposure affects us.
A computer model reveals why some airports might be better spreaders of contagious disease than others.
From architecture to function, the ENCODE project’s researchers are filling in the gaps in our understanding of human genetics.
A timeline of pivotal testosterone therapy events through history.
Rapid genetic sequencing maps an Ebola outbreak in fine detail.
Despite steady declines over the past decade, the U.S. still has one of the highest preterm birthrates in the developed world.
Proto looks at trends in health care during the last 10 years.
Machines in an ICU can't speak to one another—but what if they could?
Hundreds of alarms compete for a clinician's attention. Can less noise mean better care?
The standard garb of the physician comes with surprising risks and benefits.
A software platform from Apple is helping medical researchers collect health data from any iPhone user
Vaccines are most helpful before an epidemic hits. So which diseases should researchers prepare for next?
The world of protein imaging undergoes a chilly revolution.