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.
Little Colby Boudreaux is moving his legs and feet. While this is something most parents take for granted, for Colby it's remarkable. He underwent a life-changing surgery at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans to correct the myelomeningocele birth defect, the most serious form of spina bifida... 12 weeks before he was born.
Doctors say two out of every three women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer are not receiving proper treatment. Ovarian cancer specialist Dr. Karen Lu calls this trend "disturbing." What does this say about the surgical procedures being done to treat the disease?
Dr. Christopher Duma discusses the developing environment of minimally invasive approaches to brain surgery, some of which can be performed as outpatient procedures.
On March 4, 2013, at 6:00 in the morning, more than 1,100 operating room nurses participated in a special Pink Glove Dance in San Diego, CA at Medline's 8th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast.