Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The nation's first full face transplant patient Dallas Wiens receives a kiss from his guide dog "Charlie" after a news conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Face transplants thriving 2 years after operations

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation’s first full face transplant patients are growing into their new appearances — literally. Medical imaging shows new blood vessel networks have formed, connecting transplanted skin with the patients’ facial tissue, […]

12/04/2013

The 12 Schwandt brothers pose for a photo in their home in Rockford, Mich. Clockwise from bottom left are, Tyler, 21, holding Tucker, 2 days, Vinny, 10, Drew, 16, Zach, 17, Charlie, 3,  Calvin, 8, Brandon, 14, Luke, 19 months, Gabe, 6, Wesley, 5 and Tommy, 11. (AP Photo/MLive.com, The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark)

All-boys club: Michigan couple welcomes 12th son

DETROIT (AP) — A western Michigan family welcomed their 12th child. And, shocker, it’s a boy — just like the other 11. Jay and Kateri Schwandt of Rockford believed the latest baby might break the […]

08/11/2013

Alzheimer's

Memory decline may be earliest sign of dementia

BOSTON (AP) — Memory problems that are often dismissed as a normal part of aging may not be so harmless after all. Noticing you have a decline beyond the occasional misplaced car keys or forgotten […]

07/17/2013

Carmen Blandin Tarleton reveals her face transplant in this Channel 4 video of the news conference posted on YouTube.

Woman disfigured in attack reveals new face

BOSTON (AP) — A Vermont woman revealed her new face Wednesday, six years after her ex-husband disfigured her by dousing her with industrial-strength lye, and said she went through “what some may call hell” but […]

05/01/2013

Knee replacements

Study: Therapy as good as surgery for knee repair

(AP) – Physical therapy can be just as good for a common injury and at far less cost and risk, the most rigorous study to compare these treatments concludes. Therapy didn’t always help and some people wound up having surgery for a torn meniscus.

03/19/2013

Transplant doc, Nobel winner Murray dies in Boston

  BOSTON (AP) — A doctor who performed the world’s first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work has died in Boston. Dr. Joseph E. Murray was 93. Brigham and […]

11/26/2012

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