One of the few physicians in the U.S. with extensive training in both neurology and neuropathology, Souhel Najjar, M.D., diagnoses the most elusive neurological conditions. It's all about looking at things from the patient's perspective, he says. His solution of Susannah...
Testing for gene mutations linked to cancer risk may guide how a patient is treated, but the determination of whether a mutation is dangerous or benign can vary from lab to lab, according to a recent study. Analyzing results from different labs, researchers found that their...
The Obama administration is publishing new rules that promise to help doctors and patients learn if clinical trials of treatments worked or not. At issue is how to help people find medical studies that may be appropriate for them — and then to make the results public...
Transgender issues have soared into the U.S. public consciousness since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that same-sex marriage was a constitutional right. With that final item on the gay and lesbian agenda fulfilled, gender minorities...
Medicine, not unlike other professions, does not reflect the country's diversity. Only 6 percent of practicing physicians are African-American, Hispanic or Native American, even though these races comprise 25 percent of United States citizens. Healthcare aspires to be unbiased;...
Sleep deprivation and long work shifts are putting both medical students and their patients at risk. A new public opinion poll confirms that medical professionals should not work for extremely long durations.
John Dietl knew that his son, Kevin, was experiencing depression. He pleaded with him to get help. "He did. But he said under one condition; we've got to pay cash, and 'I've got to go out of town,'" Dietl recalled recently, as...
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