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Almost eradicating the disease, as happened in the 1950s, led to a disastrous resurgence. Is now the time for a smarter, final push?
Out of favor for decades, testosterone replacement therapy is back—and so is the debate about a possible link to prostate cancer.
“Retrieval research” focuses on failed replacement joints, dissecting flaws revealed in everyday use to devise more durable designs.
Adept at saving lives, we need to learn how to let patients go, say three physician-essayists, who consider why a “good death” is so elusive.
Could natural killer cells, long thought to be blind and blunt, actually be discerning enough to help defeat HIV’s protean defenses?
Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana enlist a trio of physician-essayists to examine their own feelings and ideas about death.
Proto readers assess the effects of antidepressants and the transitioning of patients from hospital bed to home.
A professor of medicine explains how medical students can learn the art of clinical reasoning from the hosts of NPR's Car Talk.
Massachusetts General Hospital’s Merit Cudkowicz discovered a key to jumpstarting ALS research: pooling resources.
A major undertaking: getting surgical instruments clean.
Sage Bionetworks, a nonprofit research organization, encourages collaboration and the exchange of ideas among scientists.
Modern emergency care finds its roots in the Army of the Potomac.
New avian flu work has sparked debate among researchers and security experts.
Another possible disruptor of our circadian clock: aging eyes that admit less light.
Researchers have developed a way to coax new blood vessels to grow with a specialized bandage.
A timeline of pivotal testosterone therapy events through history.
Important dates in the global campaign to eradicate malaria.
Vicki Jackson, director of the Palliative Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, interviews doctors Danielle Ofri and Charles Bardes on their thoughts on death.
Scientists looking to block HIV’s evasions of the immune system found an unlikely source of inspiration: the spam filter.
With her daughter fighting cancer, a mother relies on a support system of friends and family to remind her of the world outside.