Tag: Medicine

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The Death of Patient Zero

Personalized medicine may one day deliver routine medical miracles. But it wasn’t ready in time for Stephanie Lee.

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Young Blood

Exploring the possibility that injecting the old with the blood of the young can reverse the aging process.

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A Week In The Mysterious Sleeping Villages Of Kazakhstan

What is the sickness that leads inhabitants to sleep for days?

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The Alphabet of Months

Life with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

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Why Can’t We Stop Cholera in Haiti?

For a time, NGOs thought they’d eradicated the disease. But now it’s back.

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This Doctor Knows Exactly How You Feel

On mirror-touch synethesia, the power (or curse) of knowing exactly how others feel.

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Boy, Interrupted

A drug derived from cannabis was the only thing that could control a young boy’s seizures.

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Metal-Mouths

Eighty percent of North American teenagers are in the care of an orthodontist. On our obsession with perfect teeth.

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The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing

Juries trust DNA. But should they?

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What's Killing the Babies of Vernal, Utah?

A midwife, a rash of stillbirths and miscarriages, and a town whose economy depends on fracking.

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Aneurysm

The intricacies of a delicate operation.

Excerpted from Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

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How One Brain Came Back From Unconsciousness

Chronicling 1,541 days with a car accident survivor.