Patient Story

‘Absolutely amazing’

Maxed out on Parkinson’s disease meds and reluctant to give up his active lifestyle, Steve Stampfler opted for deep brain stimulation to bring his tremors under control.

Driving while drowsy?

Nearly half of all Americans do, and they're responsible for 328,000 crashes a year—including 6,800 fatalities.

Drug overdoses plague Northeast

Public health campaigns should account for regional differences in drug activity and overdoses, researchers say.

Patient Story

‘They caught it early’

A first-in-the-U.S. biopsy that combined three leading-edge technologies identifies stage 1 lung cancer, which makes all the difference for 81-year-old Mac Brown.

Are your knees talking to you?

New technology that listens to creaking joints could soon help doctors diagnose osteoarthritis.

Sleep apnea linked to blindness risk?

Study: Severe cases of the sleeping disorder are associated with a diabetic eye disease that may lead to vision loss.

Patient Story

‘She doesn’t let anything stop her’

Soft-spoken and strong-willed, Lilly Gordon is enjoying life as a typical high schooler these days—and she's not letting cystic fibrosis get in the way.

Beware the smartphone slouch

It's more serious than it sounds.

Patient Story

‘Our only salvation’

A lung transplant saved his life. Now, he is determined to make the most of his second chance.

Suspect in pancreatic cancer: Gut fungi

Researchers have long recognized viruses, bacteria and parasites as culprits in pancreatic cancers—but new evidence points to fungal infections, too.

Patient Story

Room to roam, space to play

With wireless technology, an epilepsy monitoring unit gives a girl more freedom to play and move about during her hospital stay.

Gene therapy targets prostate cancer

Experts say a landmark study has found certain gene mutations can be targeted with newer drug therapies.

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