Surgery

50 Years of Heart Transplants

The first human heart transplant took place 50 years ago in South Africa, but Columbia was among a handful of places that helped the field mature.

Tips on Getting to a Healthy Weight

In honor of National Healthy Weight Week, we spoke with Dr. Judith Korner, Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC, about how to determine if you are at a healthy weight and, if you're overweight, what to do to get healthy.

Narrow-Spectrum UV Light May Reduce Surgical Infections

New findings suggest that narrow-spectrum UV light could dramatically reduce surgical infections – which remain a serious and stubborn problem, killing up to 8,200 patients a year in the U.S. – without damaging human tissue