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bestreading_hppromo The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read a ton of great articles. Here are the best of the bunch.Read more ›

bestreading_hppromo The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week

Every week, Chuck and Josh read tons of articles. Here are links to the best of the bunch. Read more ›

disappearingbone660 Weird Medical Conditions: Disappearing Bone Disease

Here’s a weird medical condition for you: One where your bone just kind of disappears in your body. Read more ›

bestreading_hppromo The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week

Every week, Chuck and Josh read tons of articles. Here are links to the best of the bunch.Read more ›

SYSK Follow-Up: Typhoid Mary

Hey, folks. We get a lot of follow up stories sent to us from people who find updates on our show episodes. It’s pretty cool – many times a mystery is solved or a medical breakthrough has been unearthed. We

Surgery Nightmares, JAMA-style

A pair of studies recently featured in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) journals are, I think, a bit creepy. First up is a study the findings of which are so intuitive I find it a tad nerve-wracking that

Buried with a Pacemaker? You’re a Jerk

The process of being prepared for the grave is fairly ghastly business: There’s the removal of blood and most of the organs, incisions and sewing with thick thread and lots and lots of make up. In the U.S., after the

Epigenetics and PTSD: Nature and Nurture Working in Conjunction to Give you Flashbacks

It seems pretty sensible that the Columbia University epidemiologists conducting a recent study on biological markers of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder would travel to Detroit to find their sample population. Again, to quickly find 100 participants suffering from PTSD for their

Three Perfect Words — Doctors Without Borders

Hello, folks. No doubt everyone is keeping close tabs on the tragedy in Haiti, wherever you are on this big chunk of planet. That’s kind of how things feel to me during times like this… small. Kind of like we

Have a Heart — If You Can Find It

So this slightly disturbing survey came out yesterday on CNN.com. The medical journal “BMC Family Practice” surveyed 722 Britons (people from England) about where various body organs where located. The participants were shown four body diagrams with the organs depicted

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