Dr. Kevin Stone

Marlon Brando, pictured in "The Godfather," was known for being tough to work with, and for being a difficult patient. (Courtesy Paramount Pictures)

Steer clear of VIP disease

Varying medical protocols because someone is extra-special can lead to problems. If…

 

The gender of competitive South African runner Caster Semenya — whose story is told in the documentary “Too Fast To Be a Woman?” — has been a source of controversy. (Courtesy Rise Films)

The testosterone trap

What is a woman? The question has confounded sports authorities forever. The…

 

Using the Internet's resources to explore the various possibilities of one's symptoms removes a lot of the pressure that people experience in an examination room. (Courtesy Photo)

Why you should Google your symptoms — Part 1

My sister is a hypochondriac. Every ache or pain is dramatized into…

 

Virtual reality is reaching a point that can benefit many people, from doctors to patients, coaches to athletes. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

Virtual reality gets real

Virtual reality is just about to hit the inflection point. Soon, nearly…

Virtual reality is reaching a point that can benefit many people, from doctors to patients, coaches to athletes. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)
Despite vast medical advances, it can be difficult to recover from kneecap damage.

Why kneecapping your opponent works

Tonya Harding and the gangsters had it right. Take out the kneecaps…

Despite vast medical advances, it can be difficult to recover from kneecap damage.
The shoulder can be susceptible to a variety of injuries because of its wide range of motion. For severe injuries, like a torn rotator cuff, arthroscopic surgery can repair the damage.

When to worry about shoulder pain

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and because…

The shoulder can be susceptible to a variety of injuries because of its wide range of motion. For severe injuries, like a torn rotator cuff, arthroscopic surgery can repair the damage.