Children's heart surgery has been suspended at a hospital in Leeds because of concerns about the number of deaths there. The medical director of the NHS in England Sir Bruce Keogh said there was "clear blue water" between the death rate at Leeds General Infirmary and other hospitals.
With the help of mobile apps and cameras, some doctors are helping their patients get through surgeeries with less anxiety by giving them a preview of what they'll face.
Patients want access to their own data. They want to learn and be better at assessing their own needs and driving better outcomes. Dr. Leslie Saxon, the chief of the cardiovascular medical division at USC, is trying to spark a wireless revolution to accomplish that goal.
Mark Dobson IOM, President and CEO of Warsaw Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce, sheds some light on the push to repeal a tax targeting medical devices.
Our bodies and environments are covered in microbes -- some good for us, some bad for us. As we learn more about the germs and microbes who share our living spaces, Jessica Green asks: Can we design buildings and facilities that encourage happy, healthy microbial environments? Think of how this can impact how hospitals and other medical facilities are designed and constructed.
Four surgeons recently came up with the idea for a surgery app. Launched six months ago, the app allows trainees to train for a procedure prior to going into the operating room for the first time.
A rule that keeps young doctors from working around the clock may be backfiring. Here's a look at two new studies that say the changes are leading to more errors.
A revolutionary surgery at UCLA may change the way the medical community performs transplants. The procedure involves keeping transplant lungs "breathing" outside the body.
Blake Laudenber has polycystic kidney disease and has been on dialysis since he was 3 weeks old. However, a recent kidney transplant has given him a new lease on life.
Dr. Rafael Squitieri, MD and Albert DiMeo , MD have pioneered a new minimally invasive surgery to treat an irregular or rapid heartbeat.
Doctors are trying to contain a new form of bacteria that antibiotics don't reach. Even the Center for Disease Control has referred to the situation as a "nightmare." Dr. Richard Besser has the details on this bug.
A new Consumer Reports study rates hospitals with a safety score and most are not making the grade. Dr. John Santa, director of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center, talks to Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell about the scores.
Sherry Wren explains the importance of surgery in global health care, arguing that we need to reject the current dogma that surgery is not part of basic health.
Deadly "superbugs" -- resistant to even the strongest antibiotics -- have been found in 42 states. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, discusses this critical issue.
Recent published research is questioning the use of robotic surgery for a gynecologic hysterectomy. Now surgeons from the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center specializing in minimally invasive surgery are speaking out regarding the news coverage of this research.