Whether you are suffering from a certain disease or generally interested in medical research and healthcare, The Waiting Room is a trustworthy resource of medical knowledge.
At Karger, we have a tradition of medical publishing of over 130 years, working with experts across many different specialities. Here, we collaborate with both specialists and medical writers to provide you with accurate, reliable and easy-to-understand information about health issues in a broad set of areas.

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This year, World Sjögren’s Day is on July 23. We spoke with Linda Stone of Sjögren Europe about the challenges...
This year, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Awareness Day is on July 13. We spoke with Carolyn Tordella of the non-profit...
This year, World Vitiligo Day was held on June 25. We spoke with Yan Valle, CEO of the Vitiligo Research...

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Knowledge Transfer

Our editorial team selects relevant articles or chapters from Karger’s publication portfolio to explain scientific findings and their possible impact on patients in plain language.

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Tell Me About …

Ever wondered how and why? Whenever we come across health information that we consider relevant for you, we sum it up for you in a post. This gives you a quick overview on a wide range of topics.

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Interviews

We quiz specialists in their respective fields about their latest research, up-to-date treatment options as well as new findings, and ask them to share their opinion and the tools of their trade.

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Awareness Dates

Awareness months, weeks and days play an important role in attracting attention to medical conditions – both common and rare.
The Waiting Room pays tribute to this tradition and relates to health-related events whenever possible. You’ll find information pertaining to specific awareness activities, interviews with relevant organizations and charities as well as helpful links and resources. Look out for respective posts and get involved!