Powerful, Myth-Busting Facts About Organ Donation

Every 10 minutes, someone is added to the organ transplant waiting list in the United States and it’s estimated that there are more than 100,000 people waiting for a donation. But despite such high...

Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder after Graduation

Most people think of high school graduation as an exciting new beginning. But to parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it can also be a time of confusion, stress and flat-out fear....

Sickled Feet: Avoid Injury with Better Technique

If you’ve watched any of the ballet shows on TV that have risen in popularity, then you’ve likely seen a stern ballet teacher in the front of class barking at students about “turnout” and...

Nursing Clinical Decision-Making and Active Involvement in Research at Academic Medical Centers

Nurses have always had to make a lot of decisions. A study published in 2000 showed that critical care nurses made more than 200 decisions per hour. Today, nurses have more responsibility than ever...

A Beating Heart: Groundbreaking Transplant Study Offers New Hope for Patients with End-Stage Heart Failure

There are roughly 3,500 Americans currently waiting for heart transplant surgery. Those are men, women and children struggling with end-stage heart failure and hoping that they will soon get a call notifying them that...

Functional vs. Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Some people choose to get a "nose job" (rhinoplasty) because of breathing difficulties, including snoring or sleep apnea. Others, because they aren’t comfortable with the appearance of their nose. Whichever the reason, rhinoplasty can...

“A Lifetime Dream Come True”: One Couple’s Journey with IVF

For many couples, their most fervent wish is to become parents. But, for many women, the path to pregnancy isn’t always easy. One of those women was Mia Mance. She and her husband Chad...

Resilience and the Brain: Healing from Traumatic Brain Injury

Every year, there are roughly 1.7 million people who experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the U.S. Another estimated 5.3 million Americans live with a disability caused by TBI. But for Russell Erickson,...