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  • A close-up look at America's teeth with author Mary Otto

    Veteran journalist Mary Otto's writing career took a turn in 2007 when she broke the story of how a 12-year-old Baltimore boy died of complications from untreated tooth decay. Now she’s on a mission to talk about teeth.

    2018-03-73 Health Care A close-up look at America's teeth with author Mary Otto
  • Infection Detective: A day in the life of infection preventionist Tiana Wells

    Infection preventionist Tiana Wells spends her days at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, preventing, investigating and managing the spread of infections within the health care setting.

    2018-06-164 ,Health Care Infection Detective: A day in the life of infection preventionist Tiana Wells
  • Sterilization monitoring: The front line of infection prevention

    Meet a team with a singular mission: to safeguard patients from infections.

    2017-04-94 ,Health Care Sterilization monitoring: The front line of infection prevention
  • The science behind the strip

    Guillermo Urquia has diabetes and needs to monitor his blood sugar levels regularly. He simply pricks his finger, transfers the blood onto a test strip and receives an almost instant result. But how in the world do those tiny little test strips work?

    2017-03-87 Health Care The science behind the strip
  • A sacred space

    A group of nurses set out to transform their noisy, cold and stark operating room into a warm, comforting environment for patients. Their goal? To create a holistic healing setting where nurses' actions are focused on honoring patients during their most vulnerable moments.

    2017-03-89 Health Care A sacred space
  • The curious chemist

    Joe Oxman helped get rid of that metallic glint in your mouth.

    2017-03-89 Health Care The curious chemist
  • The science of adhering to skin – it’s trickier than you think

    When it comes to sticking things to our skin, it can get a bit sticky.

    2017-04-117 Health Care The science of adhering to skin – it’s trickier than you think
  • Snoring 101: Why we snore and tips to stop

    What is the science behind snoring? Dr. Oyebode Taiwo, 3M’s global medical director, explains.

    2017-04-117 ,Health Care Snoring 101: Why we snore and tips to stop
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