Weight loss strategies have always put diet and exercise center stage. Can two new drugs change the medical mindset about obesity?
Adversity in early childhood too often equals poor health later. Now researchers are looking for ways to change the equation.
For nearly a century, these patient histories have illuminated and advanced the art of medicine.
Large trials deliver results based on averages, not individuals. The N-of-1 model is a plucky—but labor-intensive—way to right the system.
Syphilis brought the very first patient to the hospital—and the disease drove some of the most important moments in medicine.
For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?
A wave of research shows how a pregnancy can be put at risk by drinking, diet and exposures to toxins—on the part of the male.
A novel coronavirus would come to affect every ward, clinician, researcher and patient at Massachusetts General Hospital.
As the first COVID-19 patients arrived, pressure mounted to discover how the disease worked and how it could be beaten back.
When the caseload began to ease, clinicians came to grips with the new normal as researchers set their sights on ending the pandemic for good.