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.
Here is an inspirational story of how a sick little girl that was not supposed to make it and found a family that would not give up. After her heart surgery, she went into cardiac arrest and spent the last week on a heart lung machine.
Accelerate Diagnostics CEO Lawrence Mehren discusses on "CBS This Morning: Saturday" the prevalence of hospital infections and new advances in combating illness. Mehren says hospital acquired infections are typically acquired by bacteria, and bacteria that are living in hospitals are living in a high threat environment, so they get stronger.
Six-month-old Ryan Burke's skull was growing lopsided until Texas surgeons intervened. Before the surgery, Ryan's face was lopsided because an opening in the skull that allows the brain to grow had close too soon. Now, doctor Sandberg, who performed the surgery, says that he expect Ryan to lead a normal life.
Danielle Ofri, a physician and author, talks about her new book, “What Doctors Feel.” Ofri discusses the different ways in which doctors deal with loss as well as the factors that contribute toward both patient and doctor attitudes.
Most of the hundreds of thousands of robotic surgeries performed in the U.S. each year are done safely. However, as use of the machine increases, so are reports of injuries: The U.S. Food and Drug administration has received more than 200 reports since 2007 of burns, cuts and infections – including 89 deaths – after robotic surgery.