Treatments & Techniques

Knee Replacement Timing Needs Improvement

Many people are receiving total knee replacements too early or too late, study shows.


New Drug Therapy Shows Promise for Cystic Fibrosis

An FDA-approved drug cocktail may provide improvement for many patients with this common hereditary disease.


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Uber in Your EHR?

Nonemergency transportation system Uber Health partnered with Cerner in an agreement that will allow providers to schedule Uber rides for patients directly from Cerner’s EHR — a partnership that should help patients attend their appointments.

The goal of Uber Health is...


Study Underscores the Difficulty of Diagnosing Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is often misdiagnosed, with potentially far-reaching consequences, but early referral to a specialty clinic for a second opinion can help alleviate the problem, according to a new study.


Prostate Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates Are Declining, According to Study

Results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2019 show prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates are stabilizing or decreasing in many countries around the world.


Sound Used to Treat Metastatic Breast Cancer

Researchers at Tohoku University have found a new form of targeted drug release for metastatic breast cancer patients using sound waves.


Pharmaceutical Combo Provides New Options for AML Cancer Therapy

Researchers at Rice University have discovered what may become the most effective way to fight acute myeloid leukemia.


Surgery May Be Unnecessary for Certain Humerus Fractures, Study Finds

Surgical and nonsurgical treatments offer similar functional outcomes for elderly patients with two-part proximal humerus fractures, according to a multinational research group.


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Surgery Counteracts Effects of Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Young patients with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) — a subtype of transverse myelitis — regained arm function after undergoing nerve transfer surgery, according to the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).

Most patients with AFM...


Heart of the Matter

Worldwide, nothing kills more people than cardiovascular disease, which causes approximately one-third of all deaths. The statistics below tell part of that story.