Tag Archives: Patients

Dr. Pimple Popper Just Exploded This Patient’s Back Cyst Like a ‘Firework’

Matthias De Boeck / EyeEmGetty Images The fourth of July may still be a couple of months away, but Dr. Pimple Popper brought the “fireworks” early on her Instagram account tonight. In a new video clip published on Thursday afternoon, Dr. Pimple Popper—aka, celebrity dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee, MD—slices into a massive epidermoid cyst, unleashing… Read More »

These Patients Had Sickle-Cell Disease. Experimental Therapies May Have Cured Them.

Scientists have long known what causes sickle-cell disease and its devastating effects: a single mutation in one errant gene. But for decades, there has been only modest progress against an inherited condition that mainly afflicts people of African descent. With advances in gene therapy, that is quickly changing — so much so that scientists have… Read More »

Unburdening psych patients

The Trump administration is urging states to change a rule that will give psychiatric patients more places to stay while they receive treatment for serious mental illness. The change would pay for Medicaid patients to get mental health care for up to 30 days in a facility, such as a hospital, even if it has… Read More »