Marilyn Alexander has benefited from a revolution in the treatment of multiple myeloma. She and her identical twin, Sharon, have paid it forward, raising money and helping other patients.
Women account for 58 percent of the14.7 million people in the U.S. living with COPD and 53 percent of those who die from it, according to the American Lung Association.
The Aspen Challenge asks high school students to come up with solutions to specific problems in their communities.
An estimated 1 in 10 women suffers from endometriosis. Yet the disease remains an enigma largely because awareness is lacking.
A $1 million award will help Temple University researchers explore the relationship between the heart and fat.
The sophisticated T-cell technology that has been amazingly effective against certain blood cancers has not worked well in solid tumors. But as researchers persist, there are glimmers of progress.
After implementing a new electronic alert system, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania saw its rehab referral rates jump from 12 percent to 75 percent.
For the most common heart defects, such as one Jimmy Kimmel's son was born with, cardiologists are devising an array of less invasive treatments to prolong life.
Medications to treat hemophilia cost an average of more than $270,000 annually per patient. Examining the stubbornly high cost of these medications opens a window into why some prescription drugs in the U.S. have stratospheric prices.
Men are four times more likely than women to be diagnosed with HPV-related oral cancer. Why? Research points to something men have practically no control over: their immune response.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is gaining ground as a treatment for major depression - and potentially other conditions, too - that won't yield to traditional therapies. For this writer, it was a staircase out of a deep hole of misery and suicidal thoughts.
Kaiser Health News and the USA TODAY Network found more than a dozen cases where the absence of trained staff or emergency equipment appears to have put patients in peril.
Myrna Bloom got rid of a lot of things when she moved to a retirement apartment in Center City. She kept her art, though, and now she's turned her apartment into an unusual gallery.