Pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Paul Sponseller separates scoliosis fact from fiction. Before your child's next physical, make sure you're in the know about this common but often misunderstood spine condition.
Each year, $1 billion is wasted on unnecessary tests and hospital admissions to distinguish between deadly strokes and harmless inner ear problems. See how a new technique — using just eye goggles — can accurately flag those who need urgent medical assistance.
Cancer is notorious for its ability to evade the immune system, but researchers may have found a way to remove its disguise. By activating old bits of virus DNA, scientists can make malignant cells stick out like a sore thumb.
Patient-doctor relationships are even more important to good health than previously thought. Of 300 obese people, those who described their doctor as "helpful" lost twice as many pounds as those who didn't. See how involving your physician can help you succeed.
When seizures can't be controlled with medication or surgery, people with epilepsy are often left with few other treatment options. Discover how a novel device that uses tiny, painless electrical pulses could offer new hope.
On an international scale, herpes is especially difficult to detect. Current testing methods often fail in Africa, where rates are among the highest in the world. A team of researchers created the first-ever genomic "library" of the disease, laying the foundation for a universal screening tool and vaccine.
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