Ted Bartling, a rocket scientist from Utah, recently decided to donate a kidney. However, he failed to realize that decision would allow three people, including a 2-year-old boy, to receive successful kidney transplants late last week...
A new blood test may one day be able to tell whether an infection is bacterial or viral and may help cut down on the over-prescription of antibiotics, which has led to bacteria-resistant superbugs. This could be a game-changer for infection prevention and control efforts...
More than 230,000 U.S. women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Many choose a lumpectomy to remove the cancerous tissue. Now a new tool in the operating room may save women from follow-up surgery. CBS News' Teresa Garcia reports.
Google Glass is being touted as a game changer for surgeons and their patients. The camera embedded in the doctors glasses can livestream what they see and using voice commands the doctor can take photos and review medical records. This video breaks down the technology in detail.
Doctors estimated that a pair of conjoined twins in Dallas, Texas had roughly a 50 percent chance of survival after being separated last week. As KTVT-TV's Robbie Owens reports, the twins underwent the operation and are doing pretty well so far.
The CDC has reported that one out of every 20 patients will contract an infection while in the hospital. At the Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colo., they are using a portable, room-disinfecting robot to pulse germicidal ultraviolet light to protect patients from potential infections. CBS Denver's health specialist Kathy Walsh reports.
A unique collaboration between Vanderbilt mechanical engineer Robert Webster and neurosurgeon Kyle Weaver has designed a special robotic system that uses tiny, steerable needles to suction out brain clots formed by intracranial hemorrhaging.
CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook says if a patient can't communicate well with his or her doctor, or don't feel like the office is taking care of patients' needs, it may be time for that person to "break up" with doctor and find someone new.
At labs around the world, researchers have been experimenting with bioprinting, but there are many formidable obstacles to overcome. There is much work to do to perfect the process, get regulatory approvals and conduct clinical trials, but his eventual goal sounds like something from science fiction: to have a printer in the operating room that could custom-print new tissue.
University of Michigan engineers, in collaboration with the UM Medical School, have developed a new affordable tool technology which will make performing minimally-invasive surgery easier for surgeons. The tool, called FlexDex, acts as an extension of the surgeon's arm, allowing the doctor to control it in a natural and intuitive manner.
Board-certified ear, nose, and throat surgeon Dr. Mark Overholt explains a new type of sinus surgery using a new instrument in great detail. According to Dr. Overholt, it is a procedure that stands to really help surgeons improve sinus surgery outcomes.
An ultrasound at 18 weeks indicated that Steffanie and Jon Sawyer's unborn son had spina bifida. His spinal cord nerves were exposed to his mom's amniotic fluid. The Chicago-area couple traveled to Nashville to have Vanderbilt doctors repair the defect by operating on the unborn fetus.
Dr. David Agus, an oncologist who leads Westside Cancer Center at the University of Southern California, discussed the importance of two groundbreaking studies that could lead to major changes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing some of the most common forms of cancer.
The number of physicians offering group doctor visits has doubled since 2005. Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil, assistant professor at the NYU School of Medicine, spoke to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about this recent and surprising medical trend.
Security researcher Barnaby Jack was found dead by a loved one in San Francisco in late July. Jack, 36, had been scheduled to make a presentation at the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas on Aug. 1 showing how he was able to remotely shock a pacemaker.