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Dr. Michael A. Ball, a member of the Cornell University faculty, is also the author of Understanding Equine First Aid and Understanding the Equine Eye, from The Horse Health Care Library.
AS 2 LITTLE GIRLS FIGHT A DEADLY DISEASE AFFECTING ONLY 11 KNOWN PEOPLE WORLDWIDE, THEIR FAMILIES LOOK FOR ANSWERS TOGETHER
Tragically disfigured for 14 years following a horrific accident, firefighter Patrick Hardison becomes the successful recipient of the world’s most extensive face transplant
Playboy model Katie May suffered a torn artery and stroke
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THEIR PREGNANCY NEWS WENT VIRAL. AND WHEN THEIR CHILD WAS IN DANGER, FANS CARRIED THEM THROUGH
The patch is the size of a quarter and delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin.
These are games that kids and parents can all appreciate.
THE MONEY LINK: When you’re carrying extra pounds, the extra expenses add up, starting with health care. In a 2013 Duke study, researchers tracked health care spending by body mass index levels. The average annual cost for a person with a low BMI of
The popularity of cryotherapy is growing, despite risks of asphyxiation, frostbite and severe burns.
The American medical system requires dangerous feats of sleep deprivation. It doesn’t have to.
Drugmakers experiment with different vaccine culture sources | “That’s critical in case of a pandemic, which spreads rapidly”
Before the advent of modern medicine, people “took the waters” in naturally carbonated springs to cure all varieties of illness.
Consumer genomics could change the way we approach everything from exercise to skin care. Here are some of the applications that researchers are exploring: SPORTS Certain genes are associated with endurance and strength, which could signal what spo
ALREADY A CANCER SURVIVOR, THE OLYMPIC SKATER FACES HIS THIRD BRAIN TUMOR WITH HOPE, FAITH & FAMILY
COMPANIES ARE BETTING A “LIQUID BIOPSY” CAN CHANGE CANCER TESTING.
A TRUSTED TOOL IN THE OPERATING ROOM.
The same clicks and swipes that encourage the spread of STDs can also help prevent them.
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
WHEN HIS 2-YEAR-OLD WAS DIAGNOSED WITH LEUKEMIA, THE SHOWMAN FOUND A CAUSE: FIGHTING PEDIATRIC CANCER
Despite a $27 billion bid, Actelion’s founders want to stay put | “It’s not a question of money. We have enough money”
A NOVEL TECHNIQUE FOR SHAPING PROSTHETIC PARTS.
THE CELEBRITY CHEF, 50, SHARES HER TIPS FOR FEELING BEAUTIFUL BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER A BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS
Michelle Cortez Form and function EchoPixel’s software stitches together data from CT scans, MRI machines, and ultrasounds to generate 3D images that medical professionals and patients can examine and manipulate using 3D glasses and a stylus. Inno
Bob Dylan has never had to rely on the purity of his croon to get his vocal point across. But as the years have passed, he’s gone from producing a nasal timbre to his current Cookie Monster–after–a–bender tone. Otolaryngologist Milan Amin, director of the NYU Voice Center, gives his diagnoses.
INTERVIEW BY ALEXIS SWERDLOFF LIGHTNING ROUND Age: 28. Lives in: Sidney Center, N.Y. Currently reading: Small Animal Anesthesia and Analgesia. Favorite TV show: Peaky Blinders. Go-to news source: The BBC. Pets: None. “I have enough animals aro
Zion Harvey was just 2 when he lost his hands to a deadly infection. Now, as the first child in the world to receive a double hand transplant, he’s proving there’s nothing he can’t do
Michael Belfiore Form and function Designed for patients to use on themselves, the needle-free injector delivers drugs through the skin using a small piston that the company says is less painful than a conventional hypodermic needle. Innovator Pat
AFTER BATTLING CANCER IN UTERO AND UNDERGOING SURGERY AS AN INFANT, TODDLERS AND TIARAS STAR CADENCE SCHUTTER FOUND JOY IN PAGEANTS
HOSPITAL PSYCHOLOGIST JEANELLE FOLBRECHT OPENED HER HEART AND HOME TO A BOY BATTLING LEUKEMIA ALL ON HIS OWN
Adam Bluestein For moving at breakthrough speed There’s no cure for Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a retinal disease that results in severe vision loss at a young age. Its cause is well understood, though: a genetic mutation. If you could find a
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