Have You Experienced the Placebo Effect?

Have you ever felt better after simply placing a bandage on a wound? Have you felt more energized the moment after taking a bright red pill? If so, you’ve experienced a form of the placebo effect. A placebo is an inactive treatment that mimics an active therapy. The placebo effect happens when patients believe a … Read More

4 Ways Science Will Change Your Health in 2015

The path from laboratory to bedside can take years — even decades. If you follow health and science news, it’s easy to get excited about the groundbreaking studies published on a regular basis. If you are a patient, it’s also easy to get discouraged when you realize those studies are just the start of a … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Performs Second Face Transplant (Video)

In a 24.5-hour surgery in late September, nine Cleveland Clinic surgeons and multiple specialists performed the hospital’s second face transplant on a middle-aged man who suffered severe facial trauma and other complications from a car accident. The surgery included transplantation of about two-thirds of the scalp, the forehead, upper and lower eyelids, eye sockets, nose, … Read More

Face Transplant: Rebuilding Lives (Infographic)

If your heart or liver fail, an organ transplant can save your life. If your face becomes disfigured, a face transplant can help you eat, speak, see and function on your own in the world. Who might need a face transplant? An injured veteran. An auto accident survivor. A burn victim. Someone born with a … Read More