Stories by Christopher Tedeschi:
By pioneering a 3D-guidance technique called stereotaxy, Michael L.J. Apuzzo takes his place among neurosurgeons who have made seminal contributions to their field.
Epileptic seizures that are untreatable with medications may be controlled with fine-tuned surgical techniques and a recent innovation, the vagus nerve stimulator.
Pioneering Neurosurgeon explores technological frontier of brain surgery
THE SPINE DIVINE
The spine demands delicate care when it’s injured, misshapen or even fatigued from a lifetime of hard work.
SWEAR BY IT
What the Hippocratic Oath means today to up-and-coming health professionals is a little bit different from what it meant in 400 B.C.
STROKE SMART WITH A VIDEO ADVANTAGE
BEASTS OF BURDEN
Whether your pet swims in a bowl or runs by your side, you may be getting more from him than companionship and love. Your best friend may be making you sick.
THE RESURRECTION OF TUBERCULOSIS
Facing off against tuberculosis–a population of organisms struggling for their own survival–physicians use molecular genetics and immunology to play a microbiological game of chess.
DEFUSING DIABETES WITH ORAL INSULIN
Researchers turn the fight against sarcomas into cold war
Researcher searches for ways to halt tumor growth
Morning sickness may signal increased breast cancer risk
Highest ever percentage of USC medical students pass boards
Progestin can stop hormone therapy’s uterine cancer risk
First patient received FDA-approved epilepsy implant
The latest word on calcium-fortified orange juice, posture, Bell’s Palsy and hernias.
Researchers are using liquid nitrogen to literally turn soft-tissue sarcomas into ice balls so the cancerous tissue can be more easily removed.
UNBREAK MY HEART
David Faxon is a pioneer of angioplasty techniques, keeping the heart free and clear of blockage.
THE LANGUAGE OF LIVER
Weekly meetings of liver experts and other specialists combine many perspectives to paint a complete medical picture and offer personalized care for patients with liver disease.