In a recent study published by the journal Social Science & Medicine, Dartmouth researchers examined nearly 9,000 Facebook conversations to better understand how people seek and receive support on social networking sites.
Health officials say two more American aid workers arrived in the United States on Wednesday night to be monitored for Ebola.
An uncharacteristic joint effort by House Speaker John Boehner and his usual nemesis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to resolve a gnawing problem about how Medicare pays doctors underscores the political victories each sees in finally sweeping the issue off the deck.
A new poll finds that when Americans hear about the potential fallout of the health care Supreme Court case, they would look to Congress or the states to fix it.
For some patients bariatric surgery can resolve GERD symptoms. But for others, GERD continues even after a successful amount of weight is lost following surgery.
Anti-fatigue insole inserts into medical shoe covers.
Anesthetics have been used for more than 150 years, but the mechanisms by which inhaled anesthesia actually work are poorly understood. Researchers have now discovered that anesthetics bind to and interfere with certain proteins in excitatory neurons, which are necessary for these neurons to transmit signals involved with pain.
Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion.
A sheriff says it's likely that a 27-year-old man accused of stealing syringes from an eastern Oklahoma hospital is responsible for medical waste that was dumped in the Arkansas River.
Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to overly-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.
Inspect the cleanliness of surgical robotic arms with the RAC Test Kit.
When it comes to the rate of improvement and volume of upgrades, perhaps no single technology has seen as much progress as OR visualization technologies. The questions that remain for the surgical community stem from decisions on whether or not to seek the immediate upgrade or wait for the next improvement in six to 12 months.
A new study has found that abdominal aortic aneurysm repair can extend the lives in patients who are at high risk for surgery due to age, diabetes, smoking or kidney disease.
More Americans than ever will receive joint replacements, and with an infection rate of approximately 1 percent, the potential exists for tens of thousands to experience post-operative infection and complications each year.
Patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) often suffer from psycho-emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety. However, after undergoing mitral valve repair surgery patients experienced a marked improvement in emotional and physical wellbeing.