Tetralogy of Fallot is a rare heart condition that usually requires at least one open-heart surgery. However, two new self-expanding valves give up to 80% of patients the option of a catheterization procedure instead of surgery.
Water from private wells could be harming your children. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, except maybe not for people who’ve experienced multiple major disasters. And finally, scientists are one step closer in their search for how to regrow lost limbs.
Scars are a public health as well as aesthetic threat, as internal scars can compromise the function of organs and tissues. Scientists are now devising medications that promote healing without producing scars. One of the scientists on the front lines discusses how these medicines work and their possible uses.
Colon cancer is striking much younger people than it used to, leading experts to lower the age on screening recommendations. A noted colon surgeon discusses screening and treatment options, and the way Covid-19 has changed patients’ approach to getting screened.
Clinical trials drive medical advancement, but cancer clinical trials seldom meet their goals in recruiting patients. Experts discuss causes, consequences, and actions being taken to meet needs.