Have a heart problem? There is a good chance it can be fixed non-surgically. Procedures that push tiny tools and tubes through blood vessels are reducing the need for open heart surgery and transforming heart care.
Howdini (July 14, 2014) When peeling ginger, ditch the fancy tools and reach for a spoon! Howdini shares a technique that yields more fresh ginger than using a vegetable peeler or a knife.
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AP (Jan. 10, 2014) In January 1964, the US Surgeon General issued the first government report linking smoking to disease and death. It ushered in an era of regulation that fifty years later has helped to cut the ... watch video
AP (Jan. 31, 2014) An Alabama brain surgeon walked about six miles through the height of Tuesday's winter storm to perform a life-saving brain operation. The patient is said to be doing well. (Jan. 31)
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May 3, 2016 Researchers have shown for the first time how neurons in the SCN are connected to each other, shedding light on this vital area of the brain. Understanding this structure -- ... read more
May 3, 2016 Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is the leading cause of viral encephalitis (infection of the brain) in Asia. There is no specific treatment for Japanese encephalitis (JE) which can cause death or ... read more
May 3, 2016 Children with autism are capable of learning new words the same way any child would—by following someone’s gaze as they name an object. They just take longer to pick up the skill, new research ... read more
May 3, 2016 Debilitating symptoms from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can worsen in patients who also experience depression, research suggests. Patients who had pre-existing depression or developed ... read more
May 2, 2016 Stiffening of the arteries usually related to aging can be detected in early adulthood using a method known as pulse wave velocity, according to a new study. Alongside a lack of physical activity, ... read more
Mar. 23, 2015 A new clip helps older patients with mitral valve prolaspe and who are not strong enough for open surgery. The new minimally-invasive catheter-based procedure involves a half-inch long clip called ... read more
Aug. 25, 2014 America’s first transcather tricuspid heart valve replacement has been performed, providing an alternative to open heart surgery, clinical scientists report. Percutaneous interventions use hollow ... read more
Apr. 30, 2014 Even today, significant variations – among surgeons and hospitals - still exist in the performance of mitral valve repair vs replacement for moderate to severe mitral regurgitation, shows a ... read more
July 25, 2012 Researchers used stem cells from fat to grow new small-diameter blood vessels in the laboratory. Lab-grown small-diameter blood vessels could help patients undergoing procedures such as heart bypass ... read more