Rebecca Voelker is the associate managing editor of JAMA's Medical News & Perspectives section.
Abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons for emergency department visits. But can computed tomography (CT) scans help physicians make a quick, accurate diagnosis of what is causing the pain? Physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston who… Read More ›
The same treatment that may have saved lives during the 1918 influenza pandemic could be an effective tool in treating 2009 influenza A(H1N1). New findings published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases suggest that convalescent plasma treatment could reduce deaths from… Read More ›
A new test that screens for hundreds of recessively inherited childhood diseases could become a key tool to help clinicians reduce the incidence of these severe illnesses and improve diagnoses in newborns. The test uses next-generation sequencing to test potential… Read More ›