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Body mass index, systolic blood pressure and smoking behaviors mediate the effects of education on cardiovascular health, according to a recent study in The BMJ.

While three-dimensional printing has been used in various industries for more than three decades, it took medicine just three or so years to catapult the technology into the popular imagination. Among burgeoning areas of healthcare innovation, probably AI alone has made more headlines in that short a span. And life-size models of individual patients’ organs, which allow surgeons to carefully plan complex procedures and consult with patients and families, are just the start.