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Explores how and why vitamin D is crucial to helping the body absorb calcium and phosphorous, and to strengthening bones.
Michael Belfiore Form and function The Mi-eye2 is a wide-angle camera in a disposable needle with a USB-connected tablet meant to diagnose joint injuries without an MRI. Innovator Jeffrey O’Donnell Sr. Age 56 Chief executive officer of Trice Med
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., 1989: The skies were blue, the water warm. It was the best vacation ever. We spread out beach towels, slathered ourselves in suntan lotion, and basked in the sun. We ran into the ocean, holding hands and screaming, “Jump, ju
Why it may never be possible to recommend that everyone take a supplement—as much as people want to believe
HOSPITAL PSYCHOLOGIST JEANELLE FOLBRECHT OPENED HER HEART AND HOME TO A BOY BATTLING LEUKEMIA ALL ON HIS OWN
These are games that kids and parents can all appreciate.
To identify the ways that a doctor’s office can be improved, One Medical founder and CEO Tom Lee, an internist, spent the early days of his primary-care practice serving in a variety of roles, from physician to accountant. He hit on a membership mode
Jake Shoff started a successful venture right out of college. He shut it down after a very painful loss—one that led him to an entirely different business and the thriving, Draper, Utah-based company he runs today.
REPORTED BY CHRISTINA DUGAN The actress, 46, promotes healthy eating habits by planting gardens at local schools I went to my first Environmental Media Association event over 10 years ago and quickly realized this is what I care about. The environm
Playboy model Katie May suffered a torn artery and stroke
The green sea turtle drew international sympathy when it emerged that she had consumed nearly 1,000 coins that had been thrown into her pool. She died despite two emergency surgeries.
Advances during the “first mass killing of the 20th century” have saved countless lives since.
How Silicon Valley is trying to hack its way to a much (much, much) longer life
Wikimedia Commons An American Cockroach Doctors removed a cockroach from a woman's nasal cavity this week. This week, The Times of India reported on a 42-year-old Indian woman who went to the emergency room complaining of a severely painful “tingling
THE STAR OF ABC’S SPEECHLESS OPENS UP ABOUT WORKING AND THRIVING WITH CEREBRAL PALSY
THE HACK: If you could learn your risks for the most-feared diseases years before you’d actually get sick, would you? For the curious (and the brave), there’s Health Nucleus, an eight-hour, $25,000 head-to-toe, inside-and-out physical exam that inclu
Is there a danger in governments offering too-specific advice on sugar consumption?
TERRIFYING AS THE C WORD CAN BE, breast cancer today means something very different than it did a decade ago. Doctors know more than ever about what causes cancer in the first place and when it’s best to screen for the disease as well as which cancer
How artificial intelligence is changing health care
Wikimedia Commons Look at all that flavorful fat. Most aphrodisiacs don’t work. But you know what does bump up your lover’s libido? Demonstrating your burning passion by showing how much you care about their nutrition. Feed them a heart to fuel their
Space is no place to be alone. On Earth, it may be uncomfortable, even oppressive—but by itself, being alone isn’t life-threatening. A person alone in space, however, is definitively lost: dead, or about to be. On simulated Mars—the slopes of a volc
Diet culture is just another way of dealing with the fear of death.
For enabling nurses to create their own solutions “Nurses have an innate understanding of both the clinical problems patients face and what’s hindering that person right now,” says Anna Young, who cofounded the not-for-profit Maker-Nurse to help fro
18-30 grams of protein and a lot of internalized ideas about masculinity per serving
INTERVIEW BY ALEXIS SWERDLOFF Student Where do you go to school? I’m a junior at NYU and am double-majoring in nutrition and public health. I was really fat and unhealthy as a child—I ate a diet of only meat and rice, and drank six bottles of milk
THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER HAS LONG STYMIED DRUG DEVELOPMENT FOR BRAIN DISORDERS. RESEARCHERS HAVE FINALLY BEGUN TO BREAK THROUGH IT.
THE HACK: It may sound vampiresque, but 50 people in the U.S. have paid $8,000 for a transfusion of plasma from someone between the ages of 16 to 25. The study is run by Ambrosia, a company based in Monterey, Calif. THE HYPE: The transfusions are ba
One is for early detection of ovarian cancer, the other is a microendoscope that gynecologists can use in their exam rooms. Both aim to make a difference in patients' lives.
President Donald Trump said that "many of our best and brightest are leaving the medical profession entirely because of Obamacare." But the number of physicians has increased since 2010, when the Affordable Care Act became law. The post Physician Numbers Up Under Obamacare appeared first on FactCheck.org.
pexels Do not feed the cute ducklings bread. Don't even think about it. Are you on the internet right now? If so, perhaps you've encountered this meme: For many of us, this comes as a shocking revelation. Ducks and bread? Name a more iconic duo. But
Our first annual list of seven of the most innovative woman leaders from technology to retail to health and more.