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is this real life?
is this real life?

Episode 9: My Surgery Bill Was 75K

I was responsible for $300. Thanks, Obama.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
8.24.17
Supported By Sutter Health
Supported By Sutter Health

Microscopic Robots Are on the Way to Replacing Your Doctor

Nanotechnology is refreshingly close to helping real, live people.
Jesse Hicks
8.15.17
is this real life?
is this real life?

Episode 8: One of the Weirdest Parts of Cancer is Getting Used to My New Breast

I don't know what passes for normal anymore.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
8.8.17
Organ Donation
Organ Donation

Exactly What Happens When an Organ Donor Dies

A step-by-step transplant explainer.
Emily Cassel
7.19.17
Cancer
Cancer

This is How Cancer Can Ruin You Financially

It happened to me. Now I try and stop it from happening to other people.
Molly MacDonald
7.11.17
Cancer
Cancer

My Breast Implants Could Give Me Cancer

Textured implants like mine are causing lymphoma in the surrounding scar tissue.
Michelle Malia
7.6.17
Organ Donation
Organ Donation

What it's Like to Be 18 and on Your Third Heart

A few months before her 13th birthday, a doctor told Carlee Baladez that she would need a second transplant.
Megan Jula
7.5.17
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

Painkillers Don't Help Injuries Heal

And they're definitely not a sub-in for physical therapy.
Daniel Shkolnik
6.20.17
Nip Tuck
Nip Tuck

Kabul's Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Clinic isn't Fixing War Wounds

The vast majority of its clients are women who want to look younger.
Ruchi Kumar
5.10.17
our robotic future
our robotic future

Robots Make Excellent Brain Surgery Assistants

They can carve up the skull way faster than any human.
Jesse Hicks
5.1.17
Holy Shit
Holy Shit

Neurosurgeons Are Practicing on Hollywood Props

And they are “uncannily accurate.”
Alexandra Ossola
4.25.17
We Asked
We Asked

We Asked People About Their Most Outrageous Medical Bills

"I have another cavity that needs filling, but I guess I'll just live with it."
Emily Cassel
4.20.17