Experts from Harvard and Mayo Clinic explain how medical eponyms can go awry and place honor on criminals or even the wrong person.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Author Lynn Cullen explains Horstmann’s crucial role in the fight against polio.
Dr. James Cottrell believes everyone should be knowledgeable about these dangerous drugs in order to ask questions and make sure you’re getting the best anesthesia – and anesthesiologist -- for your needs.
In 1966, Americans were more likely to die from a car crash than soldiers in the Vietnam War. Most people needing emergency assistance were carried to the hospital in the back of a police car. In his new book, Kevin Hazzard uncovers how our modern-day paramedics came to be.
Plagues such as Covid-19 are nothing new, and this pandemic is far from the worst the world has ever faced. A physician and historian examines Covid in comparison to other pandemics and discusses the lessons that will serve us well in the future.
Today, women outnumber men in medical school. But 175 years ago, women were unheard of in medicine.
Despite social distancing, experts say people are increasingly “hooking up.” Sexually transmitted diseases are growing as a result. An expert discusses STDs in a pandemic.
An expert author details the discovery of hormones and how our growing knowledge has shaped treatment of many diseases and conditions.
Success of Covid-19 vaccines depends on about 75 percent of people getting them, but distrust of medicine and of vaccines among African-Americans means they may not come close to that milepost. Two experts discuss historical reasons for distrust, how the system will have to come through in ways it has not in the past, and how community leaders will make a …
Chemotherapy has saved millions of lives, but its origins date to the chemical warfare agent mustard gas. An investigative reporter details how doctors turned death and tragedy to the lifesaver we know today.
An investigative journalist explains how a black man’s heart was harvested without his family’s consent for the first human heart transplant in the South, and how incidents such as this help to explain ongoing African-American distrust of medicine.
Over the last 8,000 years, the human jaw has been getting smaller due to an increasingly soft diet and a lack of jaw exercise. The result is an epidemic of crooked teeth and serious health consequences, as two experts explain.