Going to the hospital can be nerve-wracking, but knowing what to do before, during and after your hospital stay can give you peace of mind and help you stay safe while getting the best care. These tips, courtesy of geriatrician Alicia Arbaje, will better prepare you for a planned or unplanned stay in the hospital and may help you avoid returning to the hospital unnecessarily.
Researcher Hongjun Song introduces the Stem Cell Biology Program, where scientists get an up-close look at diseases by making stem cells with patients' DNA and growing affected cell types in the lab.
A generic version of insulin, the lifesaving diabetes drug used by 6 million people in the United States, has never been available in this country. Find out why.
A history of psychedelic drug use is associated with less psychological distress and fewer suicidal thoughts, planning, and attempts, according to new research from Johns Hopkins and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Striking the right balance in your cholesterol levels matters. A new, more accurate assessment can give you a better understanding of your numbers.
The Biomedical Odyssey blog, run exclusively by fellows, postdocs and residents to showcase student perspectives, research and accomplishments, has officially launched. Read more and subscribe for weekly updates.
As standardized exam scores increasingly define success for students, teachers and schools, parents worry about the dangers of “teaching to the test” — and about their children being judged by tests with low or unknown validity. In health care, there is a similar danger of focusing on improving our “test scores” at the expense of real improvements in patient safety — and in this case, the exams have serious flaws, writes patient safety expert Peter Pronovost.
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