Q: Where does a typical oncologist’s job leave off and an integrative practitioner’s begin?
A: I tell the patient that cancer is like a weed. The oncologist is taking care of your weed— providing chemotherapy, surgery, radiation—whereas it’s my job to make sure your soil is as inhospitable as possible to the growth and spread of the weed.
The New Nursing Home
Can an aging nation transform the places no one wants to be? Innovations show the way, but the cost could mean slow progress.
No Easy Answers
The name—ductal carcinoma in situ—begs the question: how to treat a small breast lesion that has yet to spread.
Does This Gene Look Patentable?
A Supreme Court ruling on whether genes can be patented didn't give crystal clear answers.
Epidemiologist Carolyn Greene on the potential benefits of using electronic health records to monitor public health.
An impending helium shortage could greatly raise the price of helium, an element used to chill MRI scanners.
It’s disappointing when seemingly groundbreaking studies can’t be repeated. But it’s happening a lot.
Three physician bloggers bemoan—and cope with—administrative headaches that impede caregiving.
Disease foundations that use a venture capital model get a stake in the breakthroughs they fund. Not everyone thinks that's a good idea.
Technetium, a diagnostic workhorse, provides high definition images with minimal radiation. But its supply could dry up tomorrow.
As concerns about cyber attacks on medical devices and hospital networks rise, a new system aims to detect malware intrusions.
3 Days a British teen who got lost in the Australian outback without food and water survived by drinking his contact lens saline solution