Modern Medicine

Thanks to modern medicine, we have at our disposal countless medications and techniques for overcoming health problems. Learn about recent innovations in modern medicine techniques and how they have transformed the medical world.


A company called Second Sight has received FDA approval to begin U.S. trials of a retinal implant system that gives blind people a limited degree of vision. Find out how the "bionic eye" will work.

Studies show anywhere from a 25 percent to a 50 percent decrease in mortality and hospitalization rates for heart patients who get the flu vaccine. Find out how researchers are connecting the flu vaccine with increased heart health.

Scientists have developed a new ultrasound transducer to stimulate the growth of teeth and fix asymmetric jaw bones. See how it works.

Today, organ transplants are relatively simple procedures, yet thousands of people die every year waiting for their turn. Find out about transplants and what’s being done to remedy the organ-shortage problem.

Robots are already assisting doctors in the operating room. Tele-surgery may not be that far off. Learn about robotic surgery and what it could mean to the future of health care.