Eye transplants have long been attempted unsuccessfully. Doctors are taking what they’ve learned in hand transplants, especially in nerve regeneration, and applying it to eye transplant development. Experts discuss what need to be accomplished to make transplants a reality.
A major new study shows hearing loss is decreasing in the US. This has surprised some experts who’ve feared greater use of ear buds would lead to greater hearing loss in young people. Experts discuss why hearing loss is declining and caution against complacency.
Music thanatology is a specialized practice of playing harp music for the dying. A practitioner of the art explains how there is also science to it as well, and a woman whose family has used it describes her experience.
Injured NFL players are treated by doctors employed by teams, but a Harvard study claims there is an inherent conflict of interest in that arrangement, which might mean putting players on the field before they’re recovered. One of the study’s co-authors discusses.
Public hospitals have a poor reputation, but in some fields, especially trauma, they are often among the best hospitals in the US. Two experts discuss reputation vs. reality and the threats public hospitals face.