Future of Health Care

Common Procedure for Gastric Cancer Shows Promise for North American Patients

Endoscopic submucosal dissection was shown to be highly effective at removing superficial gastric tumors and is a viable option for patients around the globe.


Magnetically Charged Implant Stimulates the Brain and Nervous System

Researchers with Rice University develop the first neural stimulator powered by magnetic energy.


Will Telemedicine Kill Off Medical Office Space?

It’s unlikely, according to a new study.


In Search of Solutions: Addressing the Impending Physician Shortage

As a shortage of primary care and specialty physicians looms, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) proposes increased support for medical students.


Moving Forward With Telehealth in a Post-Pandemic World

The COVID-19 pandemic rapidly accelerated the use of telehealth. Many in health care do not want to see regulations on virtual care snap back into place once the pandemic ends.


Product Spotlight

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair System Receives FDA Approval

The FDA has granted premarket approval to Bolton Medical for the TREO Abdominal Stent-Graft System, which is used for endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms below the renal arteries. Consisting of a stent graft and a...


Reassessing Mandatory Mastectomy Recommendations

New guidelines on how to treat hereditary breast cancer could be a gamechanger.


Case Studies: Direct Primary Care Pioneers

Direct primary care (DPC) offers physicians and patients an alternative to fee-for-service care involving third-party payers. Two physicians who have been immersed in DPC for years say it has allowed them to get back to the basics of medicine — and that patients’ response proves it is a force to be reckoned with.


Point-of-Care Ultrasound Makes a New Imaging Modality Available to Clinicians

Caption AI, the first artificial intelligence-guided medical imaging acquisition system, enables healthcare professionals not trained in echocardiography to acquire ultrasound images of the heart.


Radiology’s New Reality

Augmented reality (AR) is allowing radiologists and surgeons to plan procedures using image-derived holograms. Widespread intraoperative use may not be far behind.