Today’s plastic surgeons do amazing work. But normal reconstructions are impossible when damage is extensive. Astonishing advances in reconstructive transplantation offer hope. These lengthy, intricate procedures use healthy tissues from deceased donors.
Treating one patient at a time in the worldwide battle with diabetes requires collaboration among pharma, doctors, payers, and patients. Experts discuss devices, pills, and treatment strategies for diabetes.
For people with blindness from retinitis pigmentosa, the new retinal prosthesis — commonly dubbed the “bionic eye” — offers a vision for the future.
Genomics tests save lives and reduce unnecessary treatment. Welcome to the era of precision medicine.
A new neurostimulator device disrupts the severe seizures of epilepsy before they even start.
Sofosbuvir, the first all-oral treatment for hepatitis C, improves outcomes, reduces treatment time and comes with fewer side effects.
Taking cues from technology used in jet airplanes, a new anesthesia management system gathers data and improves life-saving decisions in the operating room.
Fecal transplantation helps battle tough infections by bringing balance back to your gut. In the future, it might also help treat inflammatory bowel disease and other conditions.
The drug serelaxin is on track to become the first treatment breakthrough for acute heart failure in two decades.
A new computer-assisted, personalized sedation station aims to bring the cost of life-saving colonoscopies and other screenings down.