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A marvel of medicine near to Canada's heart

With the advent of the artificial pacemaker, doctors the world over have been able to prolong the lives of millions<p><i>A series about people, products and discoveries that changed the world.</i><p>The most futuristic of the pacemakers that Vancouver cardiologist Matthew Bennett tucks into the lower chambers …

"Napercise" Is the New Fitness Craze Redefining What It Means to Power Nap

For some, group exercise classes are a way to beat fatigue and pump up your energy levels, and for others, you wish you could still be in bed sleeping instead of waking up at the crack of dawn to sweat. Now, there's a fitness class that both groups of people can support. "Napercise" is a 45-minute …

You May Soon Be Able To Take A Drug To Prevent Depression

At TED, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman talked about pharmaceutical methods of preventing stress as a way to stop depression before it starts.<p>Right now, someone with depression has only two clinical options: antidepressants (that often don’t work particularly well) and therapy. But there soon may …

'Everyone needs a nurse on board': The rise of the private health-care advocate

In 2013, Susan Hagar’s mother spent six days in intensive care and four more in hospital. Hagar, a registered nurse, was there to support her and to …

Clinical Sensors lands $1.5 million in NIH grants for sepsis work

Clinical Sensors, a startup based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, has been awarded two Small Business Research Grants from the National …

A Cautionary Tale About Antibiotics

Antibiotics are prescribed to treat infections from head to toe—from bronchitis to urinary tract infections (UTIs). But doctors and patients are …

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population.<p>Meanwhile, training physicians and health workers is …

Artificial Intelligence

Could super nurses make up for the shortfall in doctors?

You may not be aware that in the NHS there are people with roles that are like doctors and nurses, but they are neither. Depending on your view, …

How hospitals could be rebuilt, better than before

IN A nondescript part of Cleveland, in a room known as the bunker, a doctor, nurses and medical technicians gather to keep watch over 150 patients in …

Medical Technology

Why an ICU doctor says death ed is as essential as sex ed in high school

If sex ed exists in high school curriculums, why not death ed?<p>It's an idea some doctors, palliative care advocates and educators are calling for. …

Nursing program receives new Apollo simulator

<b>Ohio University Chillicothe nursing students held a reveal party for their newest addition to the nursing skills lab – Les Payne.</b><p><b>Mr. Payne, whose new</b> …

Silicon Valley has a fresh take on a new movement that could be the future of medicine

For $150 a month, it acts as your primary care provider, along with providing some extra perks and technology used with the intent to keep you healthier.<p>It's a type of doctor's office that's similar to direct primary care, a small but fast-growing movement of pediatricians, family-medicine …

Woman becomes first frontline nurse in a wheelchair

A nurse has become the first in a wheelchair to work on the frontline of the NHS.<p>Michelle Quested, 33, lost the use of her legs in a car accident …

Videos help family caregivers navigate tricky tasks

Renata Louwers has a hard time getting her blood drawn. The needle, the pinprick of pain, the viscous liquid flowing out of her arm — they make her queasy.<p>So, Louwers had to steel herself when her husband, Ahmad Khoshroo, developed metastatic bladder cancer four years ago at age 72.<p>Within months, …

Meet Florence ‘See See’ Rigney, America’s ‘Oldest Working Registered Nurse’

Before much of Tacoma, Washington wakes up, Florence Rigney, 91, is already out the door.<p>Placing her coffee in a cup-holder, she drives herself to Tacoma General Hospital, where she has worked as a nurse for more than 70 years.<p>Known to friends, colleagues, and patients as "SeeSee," Rigney is …

Disease

After battling leukemia, this woman returned to the same hospital as a nurse

Less than a decade after Rachel Barclay battled leukemia, she returned to the same hospital and began working as a nurse, bringing smiles to young patients and hope to their parents. NBC’s Gadi Schwartz reports for Sunday TODAY.