Nearly three-quarters of web users in the U.S. searched for medical information online in the past year, with one third trying to figure out a medical condition. CBS News medical contributor Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday," to explain if this is good or bad.
The controversial Affordable Care Act ties millions and millions of dollars in Medicare funding to patient satisfaction. However, the mandated patient surveys may have unintended consequences, according to critics. NBC's Nancy Snyderman reports.
Last summer, facing bone cancer, Bailey Moody made a pretty radical decision. She chose a rare amputation surgery because it was her one chance of playing the sports she loves. Bailey, then a fourth-grader, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer in her lower right thigh and knee.
Imagine having a surgery with no knives involved. At TEDMED, Yoav Medan shares a technique that uses MRI to find trouble spots and focused ultrasound to treat such issues as brain lesions, uterine fibroids, and several kinds of cancerous growths.
Hospital patients who have prolonged stays, getting intubated and sedated, may experience severe hallucinations, putting them at a surprising (but very real) risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder for years to come, recent studies show.
Doctors are testing a new, less-invasive surgery that is clearing blocked arteries and saving patients the necessary recuperation time normally reserved for typical procedures. CBS News' Teresa Garcia reports on this cutting-edge procedure.
Collecting global health data was an imperfect science: Workers tramped through villages to knock on doors and ask questions, wrote the answers on paper forms, then input the data -- and from this gappy information, countries would make huge decisions. Data geek Joel Selanikio talks through the sea change in collecting health data in the past decade -- starting with the Palm Pilot and Hotmail, and now moving into the cloud.
Eight months on, a Texas baby who had surgery when she was just one day old to put her heart inside her body, is thriving. Doctors in Houston reconstructed the girl's chest after she was born with one-third of her heart lying on her stomach and beating outside of her body. Surgeons worked for six hours to create space in little Audrina's chest for her heart and stretched her skin to cover the hole.
After an arduous rehab lasting more than three years, famous and gifted snowboarder Kevin Pearce is back on the slopes and offering encouragement to those coping with traumatic brain injuries. Here is the story about his injury and recovery.
Dr. Jon LaPook talks about the recent U.S. News and World Report list of the country's best hospitals (Johns Hopkins finishes No. 1 for the 22nd time in 23 years) and offers some advice for making sure you get the best possible care at any hospital.
A mobile medical clinic powered by solar energy is delivering healthcare to Palestinian residents living in area C of the West Bank, where Israeli regulation does not allow construction. It is quite a sight to see, and it is doing some good. CBSNews.com's Felipe Maya reports.
A young baby is alive thanks to doctors using super glue during an emergency surgery to stop bleeding after the girl suffered a brain aneurysm. Here is more on this incredible story on the girl's recovery and the surgery that saved her.
Brad Carter, an actor and guitarist in Los Angeles, underwent brain surgery to fix benign tremors after medications failed to cure them. He was awake for six hours of his surgery, playing his guitar to help doctors implant a wire inside his head.
New York State hospitals will be required to report cases of antibiotic resistant bacteria called CRE. The CDC reports cases have been found in 43 states. Dr. Jon LaPook reports on the efforts being made to control the spread of the superbug that can infect the weakest patients.
Oncologist Dr. Mark Kris, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is collaborating with IBM. He's teaching IBM "Jeopardy" champ supercomputer Watson how to assist doctors in making individualized treatment plans for lung cancer patients.