Health Jun 21Egg donation demand soars, but many long-term effects unknown
Despite sporadic reports of subsequent infertility and a variety of cancers, some fatal, it isn’t known whether these problems are linked to the process or are simply the result of chance.
Health Apr 27These hospitals are trying to reduce surgeries by inexperienced doctors
A contentious, long-running battle focuses on the largely unfettered ability of surgeons with minimal expertise to perform high-risk procedures.
Health Oct 13Do women need an annual pelvic exam?
It’s the latest battle over screening: Should healthy women skip annual pelvic exams?…
Health Jun 02For many patients, delirium is a surprising side effect of being in the hospital
When B. Paul Turpin was admitted to a Tennessee hospital in January, the biggest concern was whether the 69-year-old endocrinologist would survive. But as he battled a life-threatening infection, Turpin developed terrifying hallucinations, including one in which he was performing…
Health Mar 12Efforts to instill empathy among doctors is paying dividends
The patient was dying and she knew it. In her mid-50s, she had been battling breast cancer for years, but it had spread to her bones, causing unrelenting pain that required hospitalization. Jeremy Force, a first-year oncology fellow at Duke…