If hearing “3-D” conjures up images of summer movie blockbusters, strange glasses, and Godzilla leaping from the screen, think again. Three-dimensional technology is revolutionizing medical science, with pictures just as dramatic and the stakes much higher. Until recently, medical imaging Read On
Driven by rising obesity levels, the type 2 diabetes epidemic is a ticking time bomb. We asked a variety of experts — from researchers and dietitians to surgeons and health educators — what changes they want to see in the Read On
Myths and half-truths about clinical studies are pervasive and entrenched. That may account for why so few participate, even though trials lead to dramatic advances in patient care. Stephen W. Lim, MD, chair of the Institutional Review Board overseeing human Read On
Dr. Keith Black talks about what it is like to be a brain surgeon, and discusses innovative advancements in the field. Hear from two of his patients in Connected from the Winter 2014 edition of Discoveries magazine. Watch Video
Atrial fibrillation has long been considered the most common forms of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat—but a landmark study reveals that it is a growing and serious global health problem. The World Health Organization data analysis, led by Sumeet Chugh, MD, Read On
Cardiac surgeons prepare for a 20-hour procedure to save a child’s life in the Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills. Watch Video
Learn how the WATCHMAN® device works inside the heart. Then, find out how one space-travel scientist’s golden years are rejuvenated by this small, parachute-like device in Safe Landing for a Troubled Heart, from the Winter 2014 issue of Discoveries magazine. Read On
Moving labs to the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion required strict planning and careful organization. Taking precious stem cell lines from one building to another is not quite like transporting your futon from your college dorm to your first apartment, but there are some striking similarities. Here’s how it’s done.