A study of 69,000 Medicare patient records led by Johns Hopkins researchers shows that people with spine compression fractures who undergo operations to strengthen back bones with cement survive...
Epilepsy affects almost 3 million Americans, and between 25 and 44 percent of these patients have medically intractable seizures. Uncontrolled seizures are associated with significant emotional,...
When surgeons opened Brad Carter’s skull to perform a delicate operation to calm his tremors, they invited the public to watch at #UCLAORLive. The patient even contributed to the social-media...
The always-tricky job of caring for aging parents—even as adult children are often still raising their own children—has grown more complex and stressful than ever, mental health experts say. Health-...
Genetic mutations aren’t the only thing that can keep a protein called PTEN from doing its tumor-suppressing job. Johns Hopkins researchers have now discovered that four small chemical tags attached...
In a small study, researchers reported increased healthy tissue growth after surgical repair of damaged cartilage if they put a “hydrogel” scaffolding into the wound to support and nourish the...
Having survived the challenge of a life-threatening illness, some patients seek ways to challenge themselves in other areas of their lives.
As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, the affluent population has an ever-greater role to play in shaping innovation and the quality of services offered by top institutions. We spoke with...
New research from Johns Hopkins suggests that it may not be the steroids in spinal shots that provide relief from lower back pain, but the mere introduction of any of a number of fluids, such as...
After three years of normal Pap test results, most women can increase the screening interval from one to three years

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