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 post looks at the impact of type 1 diabetes on the development of children’s brains. Type 1 diabetes is...
This is the first part of our series about the menopause based on our booklet “Fast Facts for Patients: Menopause”,...
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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!