The Thrilling Tale Of The Very First Heart Surgery

In 1893, as far as the world was concerned, surgery on the heart was unheard of and a stab in the heart was nearly always fatal. Today, eighty percent of people who have been stabbed in the heart wind up surviving. Here's the story of how one doctor started the process of changing the odds. » 2/12/15 9:00pm 2/12/15 9:00pm

This worm-inspired glue can mend broken hearts

Inspired by nature, medical scientists have developed a flexible and biocompatible light-activated glue that works on wet tissue. And remarkably, it's as strong as traditional sutures. » 1/14/14 10:20am 1/14/14 10:20am

High Doses of Antioxidants Can Mutate Your Stem Cells

Hold off on the megadoses of antioxidant vitamins like C and E. A study by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute shows that you can overdose on these health aids, and the result could be mutated stem cells that cause cancer. » 5/04/10 3:30pm 5/04/10 3:30pm