Ask any surgeon to name the top three surgeons in the nation, the old joke goes, and they'll have trouble coming up with the other two names. But when the American College of Surgeons meets in Chicago this week, two-person resident and medical student teams will be able to provide definitive proof...
If you're in the market for a 12,000-square-foot lakeside fixer-upper, consider the home of the International College of Surgeons.
At an ancient Hindu riverside festival in Nashik, India, the millions hoping to cleanse themselves of sin were also unwittingly helping to create high-tech solutions for crowd control, disease outbreak and public security.
On a recent getaway, some big fish from the healthcare safety and quality movement demonstrated that improving outcomes isn't their only talent.
A massive state mental hospital operated for more than a century a half-mile from downtown Traverse City, Mich., and its popular Lake Michigan waterfront.
Removing knives from backs, washing blood off politicians' hands and hiding skeletons in closets aren't skills typically emphasized in medical school.
Don't flush away a chance to make a scientific contribution (and earn some cash, too). Having just the right type of poop could earn you $40 a sample and help the nation fight drug-resistant infections.
Researchers have some bad news for those who thought they left the awkward phase of adolescence behind: The quality of teens' close friendships may affect their health into adulthood, according to a new study.
If a night of excess leaves you feeling depleted, there's a new service in New York City that could bring you back to life. The Hangover Club offers house calls to cure the nausea, dehydration and headache that all too often follow an evening of heavy drinking.
A Pennsylvania hospital battled state prosecutors in a Harrisburg court last week in an attempt to lay claim to more than 1,400 bottles of confiscated wine. A county judge will determine whether the contraband ends up going down the hatch or down the drain.
Eleven chimpanzees rushed out from the Liberian bush and descended from trees to the shore, making jubilant sounds to greet the speedboat bringing food.
If you live in the U.S., you probably know that wonderful moment when two besotted people press their faces together in a deep, soulful, open-mouthed kiss. But if you happen to live in some other part of the world, that practice might make you recoil.