Body Parts on a Chip

It’s relatively easy to imagine a new medicine — the hard part is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained

The coming neurological epidemic

Biochemist Gregory Petsko makes a convincing argument that, in the next 50 years, we’ll see an epidemic of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, as the world population

Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane?

There are 374 mental disorders. How many do you have?  Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author

“Am I dying?” The honest answer.

Matthew O’Reilly is a veteran emergency medical technician on Long Island, New York. In this talk, O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks

Advances in Colorectal Cancer Screening

A New Future for Cystic Fibrosis

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Treatment Options

Hip & Knee: Partial and Total Knee Arthroplasty: Indications and Outcomes

2017 Top 10 Medical Inventions & Innovations

Lasers that induce human dental stem cells to regenerate dentin, a tiny camera that can be attached to the tip of a catheter device and capture real

Trending: Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Details of His Son’s Birth & Heart Disease

Jimmy and his wife Molly welcomed their second child together, William “Billy” Kimmel. At three days old, Billy had successful open heart surgery at Children’s Hospital Los

A doctor’s case for medical marijuana

Physician David Casarett was tired of hearing hype and half-truths around medical marijuana, so he put on his skeptic’s hat and investigated on his own. He comes

This Gel Can Make You Stop Bleeding Instantly

Forget stitches — there’s a better way to close wounds. In this talk, TED Fellow Joe Landolina talks about his invention — a medical gel that can

VIDEO: Best Practices for Preventing Community-Acquired Infections

  Murray Cohen, PhD, MPH, CIH, science Advisor, Infectious Control Consultant Medical Grade Innovations, discusses what healthcare facilities can do to reduce community-acquired infections. Source: The Doctor’s

VIDEO: Infections Possible Cause for Falls

Farrin Manian, MD, discusses a retrospective study looking at patients presenting with a fall who also had a co-existing systemic infection. Obstacles and poor eyesight get blamed.

Video – Against Medical Advice 001: HIMSS, the Robot Apocalypse, and Dark Side Tonight

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What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables.

The following was pulled from PW partner ZDoggMD at  “What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. At least, that was the premise driving this collaboration with

What doctors won’t disclose

Right now, in the US at least, doctors simply don’t have to disclose that. When physician Leana Wen asked her fellow doctors to open up, the reaction

What really happens when you mix medications?

If two different medications are taken for two different reasons, many doctors may not fully understand what happens when they’re combined, because drug interactions are incredibly hard

Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that?

Every doctor makes mistakes. But medicine’s culture of denial (and shame) keeps doctors from ever talking about those mistakes, or using them to learn and improve. Telling

Stillbirth May Be Another Zika Complication

Richard Beigi, MD, remarks on what a new recent case report may add to the link between Zika virus and birth defects, and how protect pregnant women.