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M.D. heads into orbit on NASA mission

M.D. heads into orbit on NASA mission

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 25, 2015

Colleagues of Dr. Kjell Lindgren say his medical skills are out of this world. And they're right—literally. Lindgren, board certified in emergency and aerospace medicine, was one of three astronauts who flew into space last week.

Pope's helipad goes on lifesaving duty

Pope's helipad goes on lifesaving duty

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 25, 2015

Pope Francis wasn't using it much. So the Vatican's helipad will be serving a new customer: Rome's pediatric hospital.

Females win botanical battle of the sexes

Females win botanical battle of the sexes

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 18, 2015

The age-old question of which is the superior sex has a new twist: For landscapers who want to help allergy and asthma sufferers, the female definitely rules.

This smell test may nose autism research forward

This smell test may nose autism research forward

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 18, 2015

The stench of rotten fish or sour milk would make most people immediately recoil, but those odors resulted in more “vigorous sniffs” among children with autism, a study has found.

Hospital goes beyond a three-peat for triplets

Hospital goes beyond a three-peat for triplets

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 11, 2015

Community Regional Medical Center is on a streak. Since June 11, doctors at the Fresno, Calif., hospital have delivered five sets of triplets.

Putting placebos to the test in plain sight

Putting placebos to the test in plain sight

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 04, 2015

The power of placebos is well-known. But placebos are now being tested as an actual treatment for a very real disorder—the crushing fatigue that often follows cancer treatment, even years later. And the participants will know they're taking placebos.

UPMC gets in tiff with local newspaper

UPMC gets in tiff with local newspaper

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 04, 2015

The crossfire in the feud between the UPMC health system and insurer Highmark has hit another party—hometown newspaper the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Sit, stand or walk? The advice goes round and round

Sit, stand or walk? The advice goes round and round

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 27, 2015

Should you sit or stand at your desk? Use a standing desk or treadmill desk? Outliers gets a bit bewildered by all the advice flowing from studies and health experts on the physical benefits of getting up out of that office chair.

Skinny jeans land fashion victim in hospital

Skinny jeans land fashion victim in hospital

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 27, 2015

Anyone who's ever had to perform acrobatic contortions to squeeze into stylish skinny jeans may want to loosen up. As one woman Down Under learned the hard way, prolonged periods of “external compression” can result in unintended muscular and neurological consequences.

Mandatory fun: Argentine province requires clowns in public hospitals

Mandatory fun: Argentine province requires clowns in public hospitals

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 20, 2015

America has the individual mandate for health insurance and requires hospitals to offer emergency treatment. But Argentina's largest province, Buenos Aires, has the clown mandate: Public hospitals are now required to hire specially trained clowns to help treat child patients.

Cleveland Clinic recruits new Cavaliers fans

Cleveland Clinic recruits new Cavaliers fans

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 13, 2015

As the Cleveland Cavaliers fight to take home their first NBA championship, they have a new cohort of tiny fans cheering them on. Tiny, tiny fans.

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