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Can lasers cure addictions?
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How Human Head Transplants Could Work
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What is the future of spine surgery?
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What is the future of regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine promises to regrow body parts. Learn about the future of regenerative medicine at HowStuffWorks. See more »
What is the future of minimally invasive surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery is a promising aspect of future healthcare. Learn about the future of minimally invasive surgery. See more »
How Personalized Medicine Works
Hippocrates pointed out that diseases affect everyone differently. Learn how this connects to the emergence of personalized medicine at HowStuffWorks. See more »
How Google Flu Trends Works
Google tracks searches to predict waves of illness geographically, but how accurate are they? Learn more about Google flu trends at HowStuffWorks. See more »
10 Things Doctors Have Reconsidered This Century
Many medical truisms of the 20th century have been overturned. Here are 10 things doctors have completely changed their minds about at HowStuffWorks. See more »
5 Things That Don't Prove Your Flu Shot Didn't Work
You're under the weather despite having had a flu shot this year. What gives? Find out why getting sick doesn't discredit your vaccination. See more »
How could a pill give you perfect pitch?
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