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THE TITANS OF THE TECH INDUSTRY ARE KNOWN for their confidence that they can solve any problem—even, as it turns out, the one that’s defeated every other attempt so far. That’s why the most far-out strategies to cheat death are being tested in Americ
THE FLIP OR FLOP STAR REVEALS HOW HIS MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH BATTLES HELPED TRIGGER HIS DIVORCE
Could a doctor treating ADHD or Alzheimer’s one day prescribe a video game? Eddie Martucci and Matthew Omernick think so -- and the cofounders of Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs recently raised more than $30 million from pharma companies, governm
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
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
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
AS HEALTH CARE GETS more costly, your open-enrollment decisions become ever more critical. Workers at large companies will pay 5% more, on average, on insurance premiums in 2017, says the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). You’ll probably she
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
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 vol
Two prestigious hospitals are hosting fundraising galas at the Trump Organization’s resort this month. Patients and physicians are protesting what they see as an implicit endorsement, as well as policies that are anti-science and inhumane.
It was late at night when Hanna Rún, a 26-year-old ballroom dancing champion from Iceland, woke up with searing chest pains in Penza, a city some 400 miles southeast of Moscow. Alarmed by her worsening condition, her Russian in-laws did what anyone e
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A spinal injury severed the connection between Bill Kochevar's brain and everything below his shoulders. But technology has given him a new way to control one arm and hand.
The tech company pays retirement-age employees a stipend to transition to jobs with mission-driven nonprofits. And for some, the fellowship can turn into a second act.
Robbert Dijkgraaf will sometimes let himself drift back to his childhood attic in the Netherlands. It was there that he did some of his first physics experiments, playing with discarded binocular optics that his father kept stacked in boxes. As he ha
JULIE MAZZIOTTA, with reporting by Char Adams and Jodi Guglielmi Eight months after model Katie May, 34, died from a stroke, the L.A. County coroner’s office says the cause was a torn artery in her neck after an adjustment by a chiropractor. Accordi
We are using intelligent machines for everything from self-driving cars to online searches. But how about leveraging artificial intelligence, or AI, to save lives? “A momentous change in health care is under way,” says Suchi Saria, an associate profe
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.
AFTER THEIR SON WAS BORN WITH A GENETIC DISORDER THAT CAUSES BLISTERING ALL OVER HIS BODY, PAUL AND ANDREA JOSEPH RALLIED THEIR HEARTS—AND HOLLYWOOD—TO FIND A CURE
What would go through your mind if I told you that you had cancer? Perhaps you’d wonder how you got it, or how you were going to get rid of it. Maybe you’d worry about whether you could keep working, or, if you have children, how they might react whe
Throughout this issue, we’ve explored the question of whether humans are unique, and if so, in what ways. In one interactive piece, “The Vocabulary of Our Uniqueness,” we asked readers which words best described what makes us special. And here are th
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
Henrietta Lacks is the subject of a book and two movies, and she's helped to cure diseases, but no one knows her name.
Scientists, doctors and grad students alike took to the March for Science to stand in support of evidence-based politics.
I watched a man die today. We were “rounding” when we were summoned to his room. He was struggling to breathe, and we knew that the breaths he was trying so hard to take were among his last. His weary body was worn out from widespread cancer and the
The science community feels threatened under the current administration. Researchers, educators and activists took to the nation's capital to say that cuts to scientific funding affect us all.
"I've been surrounded by cancer my entire life," says Catherine Easdown, a former nurse based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She's not kidding: Among others, her mother, aunt, best friend, brother-in-law and two uncles have all fought various forms
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