CBS News contributor Dr. David Agus, who leads the Westside Cancer Center at the University of Southern California, discusses how cancer could be defined and the potential ways that could change how this disease is detected and treated.
A 12-year-old Utah boy survives a nail that became lodged in his heart after a freak lawnmower accident. Thankfully, the boy's father is the head of the trauma unit at a nearby medical center, discovered him and quickly sprung into action.
Just four days ago, a Louisville, Kentucky man underwent a unique and interesting brain surgery, in which a tumor was removed -- get this-- through his nose. Now, less than a week later, the man is walking and talking. Here is his story.
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.