For many patients, the idea of brain surgery can be scary. This may be especially true if the area being treated is near parts of the brain that control sight, motor skills or speech. Preserving function is what prompted neurosurgeons at Mayo Clinic to perform what's called awake brain surgery. With this surgery, the patient is awake and talking during part of the procedure, so the surgeon knows he or she is safely performing the operation.
A Miami Gardens couple won a $33.8 million medical malpractice judgment in April after a South Florida obstetrician was found negligent during delivery of their baby, who was born with permanent brain damage. But as the couple would later find out, they were not the first parent to sue the doctor for seriously injuring a newborn he delivered in 2013.
More than half million people have died between 2000 and 2015 from opioids. Today, opioid deaths are considered an epidemic. To understand the struggle individuals undergo once addicted to these drugs, we take a closer look at what happens to your body on
At 8-months-old Deanna Anderson was dying from a blocked liver duct but was saved by an organ donation from Kenneth Romero, 23. On Friday, April 21, 2017, Deanna and her family met Romero's family for the first time during a National Donate Life Blue and Green Day Event at Miami-Dade Fire rescue Headquarters in Doral.
Michael and Nicole Edwards with their 3-1/2 year old daughter Makinley who is a liver transplant recipient. Patients who received a second chance at life thanks to an organ transplant shared their stories on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, home to the Miami Transplant Institute, one of the busiest organ transplant centers in the United States. The event aims to raise awareness about National Donate Life month.
The Worcester Polytechnic Institute research team shows spinach leaves stripped of plant cells can become a vascular network to deliver blood, oxygen and nutrients to grow human tissues like cardiac muscle to treat heart attack patients. This green solution may solve the major problem now limiting the regeneration of large section of human tissues, bone, even whole organs to treat disease or traumatic injuries.
About half of Americans still have healthcare through their employer. The Affordable Care Act impacted employer-based healthcare plans, changing rules on lifetime limits and pre-existing conditions, birth control and much more. If the Trump administration decides to replace or repeal ACA, these benefits could disappear.
Before the Affordable Care Act stopped insurers from denying coverage for a pre-existing health condition, many consumers were turned down, charged higher prices or had conditions excluded from their plans. Nancy Blitz fears that dismantling Obamacare could mean a return to those practices.
Michael Burns was a cancer patient less than a year ago. Now, this new Miami Hurricane has earned a starting position in right field. On Tuesday, Feb. 14, he talks about what he's heard about UM baseball fans.