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.
Country singer Randy Travis has recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy and remains in critical condition. CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook discusses his situation, the symptoms, and some potential treatments of his ailment.
Patients and caregivers at Family Health Centers in Louisville, Ky., wonder how the Affordable Care Act will affect them. Some 90,000 people could get medical coverage in this city alone. It could create thousands of jobs in Kentucky and, if its aspirations are realized, provide better care at lower cost. Yet the law still provokes suspicion and confusion, among both healthcare providers and the uninsured population it is meant to help.
Lymphedema affects three or four million adults and children in America and is, unfortunately, not an uncommon side effect of breast cancer treatment in about 15-20 percent of patients, where lymph nodes have been damaged or removed along with breast tissue in combination with radiation. A new surgical option, a vascularized lymph node transfer, is expected to bring relief and life changing results.
Celeste Corcoran and her daughter, Sydney, were both seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. Celeste takes her first steps on her new set of legs that replace her own. By her second day with these new legs Celeste had ditched her walker.