Surgeons have pretty tedious jobs. One mistake could result in the death of a patient. How do these professionals prepare for such stressful situations?
Did you know that people with red hair need more anesthesia during surgery than other people? Find out why on this Moment of Science.
Maybe mom wasn't right after all when she told you to "sit up straight!"
You may think that resting is the good for letting your body heal, but exercise might actually be best. Find out why!
Have you ever felt pain in your legs, or more of an uncomfortable tingling sensation really, up and down your leg from top to bottom?
If you suffer a serious bone break, to repair it, your surgeon might fuse small pieces of bone to the broken bone. Back pain surgeries sometimes involve a similar procedure. These small pieces of bone don’t come from a Petri dish. The bone has to be removed from your hips or a rib. Sound painful? It is. It’s an operation that can potentially lead to serious complications. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Maggots are the first live animals to get FDA approval for use as a medical device. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Doctors have developed a promising new procedure that could revolutionize the way we fight cancer. Learn about proton therapy on this Moment of Science.
What do you do when infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa? You'll want to know! Find out on this Moment of Science.
If the placebo effect means you feel better just because you believe a certain treatment is going to work, then the nocebo effect means that you feel worse just because you expect the worst.