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Medical Miracles

Miracles and Why We're Reluctant to Own Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

A miracle suggests divine intervention in human affairs. Many of us tend to think that believing in miracles is unscientific. But it is science that h...

The Emotional Moment This Man Saw For The First Time In 33 Years Thanks To A 'Bionic Eye'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.14.2014 | Good News

Larry Hester, a 66-year-old tire salesman from Raleigh, North Carolina, has spent the latter half of his life blind, due to a degenerative condition c...

Why We Might Not Actually Want To Live Forever

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living

David Casarett, M.D. was first inspired to become a doctor after reading a newspaper article in 1986 about the strange case of a toddler named Michell...

Why We Believe In Miracles

Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Published: 12/23/2013 02:49 PM EST on LiveScience About three-quarters of Americans believe in the Virgin Birth, acco...

WATCH: A Family Experiences John Of God’s ‘Spiritual Surgery’

OWN | Posted 03.14.2013 | OWN

Some say John of God can perform miracles, healing the sick and dying. Others say he is a fraud. This Sunday, Oprah travels to Brazil to visit the wor...

This Man Has Survived Without A Heart For Six Months

Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Thanks to a revolutionary surgery, a former firefighter from the Czech Republic has become the first man to live without a heart for six months, repor...

Man Whose Failing Heart Healed Itself Called A 'Miracle' By Doctors

Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living

A young man in dire need of a heart transplant shocked doctors and loved ones alike when his failing heart mended itself, the Omaha World-Herald repor...

Waiting for a Miracle? Perspectives From Health Care Providers

Wendy Cadge | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Wendy Cadge

What do health care providers do when patients, families or other surrogate decision-makers talk of miracles or are waiting for one? It depends.

Near Dying To Walking -- All From A Hug

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.27.2012 | Parents

A newborn celebrated for emerging from a coma after a hug from his mother has reached a new milestone -- he's walking. Adam Cheshire, now 16 months...

To Be Frank, This Guy Is a Miracle

Charlie Carillo | Posted 06.03.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

If ever anybody didn't have it coming, Frank O'Mahony didn't have it coming. But he'd been hit from behind enough times on the soccer pitch to know that sometimes, fair play has nothing to do with the way life shakes out.

God, Science And Open-Heart Surgery

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

As marvelous as the technology and skill set of a medical team are, there is an even more fantastic Force within us so vibrant and powerful that a person can withstand open-heart surgery and thrive.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Rethinking 'Medical Miracles'

Craig Garner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Garner

To a degree, the medical miracles of yesterday have slowly become the miraculous advances of today. Many previously unexplained situations are now seen clearly from a scientific standpoint.

Cures or Quackery?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Stories of companies with major medical breakthroughs are a dime a dozen, the overwhelming majority of which are strictly hot air -- a clear danger for impressionable investors.

A Miracle Lives On

Ann Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ann Reynolds

They will harvest his brain and study it so they can save other lives. They've rarely seen a human live through all this for 3 years. He's still a miracle they still don't understand.