A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of his neck, a New York hospital announced Monday.
At least 14 people in western India have lost sight in one eye after botched cataract surgeries, doctors and officials said Thursday, the latest example of poor medical care in the country.
People with knees worn out by arthritis will get more pain relief from joint replacement surgery, but it has more risks and there's a good chance that less drastic approaches also would help.
An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.
The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization's clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that its charges cover only the cost of transmission to researchers.
President Ma Ying-jeou announced Thursday that five burn experts from Johns Hopkins University in the United States will accompany him to Taiwan on his return flight to support medical treatment for the victims of a dust explosion at a water park in New Taipei last month.
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A group of plastic and reconstructive surgeons and therapists from Johns Hopkins Medicine will arrive in Taipei this weekend to help treat patients who suffered severe burns last month in a water park disaster, a Ministry of Health and Welfare official said Friday.
Dr. Angelo Volandes remembers performing rib-cracking CPR on a frail elderly man dying of lung cancer, a vivid example of an end-of-life dilemma: Because his patient never said if he wanted aggressive care as his body shut down, the hospital had to try. He died days later.
Martynas Girulis cannot stop moving. He forks a few potatoes onto his plate, pours himself a glass of water, drinks it through a straw, then gets right back up.