Modern Medicine

Facebook is debuting a new tool, called Preventive Health, that reminds users to get medical checkups, vaccines and tests.

One of the many wild medical pursuits in Silicon Valley is the effort to slow down the aging process. Sajad Zalzala is trying to make it a reality.

Wearable heart monitor company iRhythm is teaming up with Alphabet’s health company Verily on unspecified new technology that will monitor people at risk for atrial fibrillation, a common form of irregular heart rhythm that is associated with strokes and other serious health problems.

The first generation of wearable devices, like smartwatches and activity trackers, were aimed at helping generally healthy people track their physical activity. Now, the medical industry is looking for ways to use smart gadgets to monitor patients with chronic illnesses.

EMTs and paramedics are in demand around the country, with some 37,400 jobs set to be added through 2026, a 15 percent increase.

The health care industry experienced a number of medical breakthroughs in 2018, including for hemophilia treatment. Meg Tirrell reports.

Meg Tirrell reports on the historic costs of CAR T-cell therapy, a treatment that uses a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer.

Meg Tirrell reports on how a potentially game-changing therapy helped one little girl battle cancer.

Doctors are using new technologies to help boost organ transplant surgeries in the US that are now at a record high.

Machine learning might help computers diagnose diseases, improve and suggest treatment, and even detect illnesses before they even start.

Millions of Americans have an abnormal heart rhythm, or cardiac arrhythmia, but monitoring these cases can be cumbersome.

About 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. New FDA-approved tech devices that disrupt pain signals offer a solution.

A gene therapy from Spark Therapeutics is offering patients with a rare genetic retinal disease that causes blindness some hope.