It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie: Scientists from the California Institute of Technology have discovered a way to turn the body transparent, which will allow them to take a closer look at key body parts and connections. Read more
INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.
According to the results of a survey published in Childhood Obesity, elementary school kids don’t seem to mind healthier school lunches required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture once they get over their initial objections. Read more
- SLICE OF HISTORY
In Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon Johnson dramatically expands health care coverage in America by signing the law creating Medicare and Medicaid. He’s in Missouri to honor former president Harry S. Truman, who had first proposed a national health insurance plan 20 years earlier. But Truman’s proposal had stalled in Congress, largely due to staunch opposition from the American Medical Association (AMA), which coined the term “socialized medicine” to describe the concept. Within a year of the law finally going into effect, almost 20 million people signed up. Get the full story.