Rural Maternity Units Closing

A large number of hospitals in rural areas have closed, and many more have closed their maternity units, leaving many rural mothers-to-be with no nearby place to deliver their babies or even get prenatal care. Experts discuss the financial and demographic reasons behind these closures, the danger it presents to mothers and children, and some ways to counter the risk.

Medical Notes: Week of July 21, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 21, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of June 9, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of June 9, 2019.

Preeclampsia and a New Test for It

Preeclampsia, an irregularity in the placenta during pregnancy, is the leading cause of premature delivery worldwide, and causes nearly 20 percent of maternal deaths in the US. Little is known about its cause and how it can be treated, but an inexpensive new test could help flag those suffering from it and lessen complications. The test’s inventor discusses it and the disorder.

Medical Notes: Week of January 20, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of January 20, 2019.

Medical Notes 18-51

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of December 23, 2018.

Medical Notes 18-38

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of September 23, 2018.

Medical Notes 18-34

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of August 26, 2018.

17-40 Segment 1: A Possible Treatment For Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Researchers explain experiments on animals with a new treatment that could eliminate fetal alcohol syndrome, perhaps even after birth.

Medical Notes 17-20

A look at important medical, health and science headlines for the week of May 14.

Medical Notes 17-09

A quick look at important medical, health and science headlines for the week of February 26.

16-19 Segment 1: Egg Freezing

Freezing eggs in their 30's allows women to preserve fertility well into their 40's. Experts discuss the procedure and its uses.