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Would our deceased Presidents fare better today medically than they did in their respective eras? The answer might surprise you.

Of the thirty-eight United States’ presidents who have died, collectively, they surpassed life expectancies of their respective generations. (1) Did being in such a position of prominence afford them superior care to account for this windfall?

Unpacking their individual causes of death in parallel with medical advancement is one way to provoke greater understanding.

Being alive when we didn’t know how disease spread, sadly, sealed Washington’s fate.

Washington is a perfect example of how evolution of standard of care could have saved his life. Though well-intended, his physicians could not have known then what we...

When a medical emergency occurs, of course getting to the hospital quickly is critical. Finding transportation is of the utmost importance, and the clock is ticking. 

That said, new research indicates that getting an ambulance in all circumstances may not always be the best decision. In fact, it has the potential to be tragic.

While using Emergency Medical Services is absolutely the right move in some situations – heart attacks and breathing constrictions, for example – for others, those involving victims with "penetrating injuries" like gunshot wounds and stabbings, waiting for an ambulance's arrival might be a fatal mistake. 

New research published online today in JAMA Surgery...

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) is back in intensive care. He had been progressing after being shot last month by a lone gunman—having initially arrived at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in critical condition in shock and at “imminent risk of death.” The hospital released the following statement:

July 5, 2017, 10 p.m.

Congressman Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center due to new concerns for infection. His condition is listed as serious. We...