Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patient overcomes rare acute necrotizing pancreatitis

Larry Jacob got the call every parent fears. His daughter was sick, away at college and needed help. Mr. Jacob left his home in the Chicago suburbs and was driving to Western Illinois University when he suddenly doubled over ...

Medical research

Flame retardants found to cause metabolic, liver problems

Chemicals used as synthetic flame retardants that are found in common household items such as couches, carpet padding, and electronics have been found to cause metabolic and liver problems that can lead to insulin resistance, ...

Health

A key urban intersection

Is there a dose of nature that can help make city dwellers' lives healthier and more productive?

Surgery

Higher blood clot risk in longer surgeries

The longer the duration of surgery, the higher the risk of a life-threatening blood clot, according to the first large-scale, quantitative national study of the risk across all surgical procedures.

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