As STAT turns 5, a look back at science and medicine’s biggest headlines

Adella Miesner

The past five years have been packed with medical and scientific advances, a series of public health crises that have gripped the world, and uproar over rising prescription drug costs.

They’ve also been a heck of a time to launch a publication about health and medicine.

As STAT celebrates its five-year anniversary, our reporters took a look back at six areas we’ve covered closely — CRISPR, infectious disease, the

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Vegas Dentist Opens Dental Implant Institute and More Locations

Adella Miesner

In 1997, Dr. Sean Mohtashami opened All Bright Dental in Las Vegas, Nevada. It thrived as a general dental practice and later as a cosmetic dental practice. However, Dr. Sean (as his patients call him), wanted to help his patients even more and dove head first into dental implant dentistry. Upon seeing his implant patients’ remarkable emotional and physical changes, Dr. Sean fell in love with the process.

After years

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Four dead including two children after migrant boat sinks in Channel | World news

Adella Miesner

Four people, including two children aged five and eight, have died attempting to reach Britain by boat across the Channel, French authorities have confirmed.

One man drowned when the migrant boat sank, and three people died after they were pulled from the water alive with 15 others, said the official from the Nord department. Another person, possibly a child, is still missing.

Some of those rescued had gone into cardiac

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