• Kendall K. Morgan

  • A Shot Against Cancer?

    March 30, 2017

    If Cheryl Reinhart hadn’t been in the habit of sleeping on her stomach, she’s pretty sure she never would have noticed the grapefruit-size lump growing…

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  • Genomic Medicine Beyond Borders

    January 9, 2017

    Search for news of “Stevens-Johnson syndrome” and you’ll find a handful of cautionary tales that read a lot more like horror stories. There’s the toddler…

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  • The Next Pandemic

    September 29, 2016

    Above: A closeup of the Ebola virus, isolated in a patient’s blood sample. When you consider them individually, viruses don’t seem like much to fear…

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  • The Price We Pay

    June 23, 2016

    When Mindy Brayman’s son Jack was born in 2002, he seemed perfectly healthy. But by the time he turned 6 months old, it was clear…

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  • Going to the Dogs

    April 5, 2016

    To say that dogs hold a special place in American life is putting it mildly. The U.S. is home to about 70 million pet dogs,…

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  • Brave New World

    January 11, 2016

    Imagine if doctors could correct a cataract, for instance, not by using a scalpel or laser to perform surgery, but rather by sending off miniature…

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  • Traces of the Past

    September 30, 2015

    In the winter of 1944 and stretching into 1945, with the end of World War II still months away, millions of people in the German-occupied…

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  • Are Antibiotics Making Us Fat?

    July 6, 2015

    It’s no secret that America has a weight problem. According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, more than a third of…

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  • Rocking the Ages

    March 30, 2015

    Above:Zilpha 101 years old Los Angeles, California “I don’t feel like I am 100 years old. I still live on my own, in the house…

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  • Food as Medicine

    November 24, 2014

    People are obsessed with food. We love to eat it and to cook it. We also love to worry about how much of it we…

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  • Diagnosis Unknown

    November 24, 2014

    When Beatrice Rienhoff was born in 2003 following an uneventful, full-term pregnancy, she was breathing well and had good color and muscle tone. She was…

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  • Patterns of Disease

    August 24, 2014

    What if you could get an idea about the genes you carry, along with predictions about what your health might be in the future —…

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  • Change Your Microbiome, Change Yourself

    April 4, 2014

    If you think you’re only human, you’d better think again. Single-celled bacteria living in and on our bodies outnumber human cells by at least 3…

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