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Charles Horton, M.D.

Charles is WORLD's medical correspondent. He is a World Journalism Institute graduate and a physician. Charles resides near Pittsburgh with his wife and four children.

Articles by Charles Horton, M.D.
Breathing easier in the ICU

Breathing easier in the ICU

Are we overusing ventilators in the fight against COVID-19?

Charles Horton, M.D. | A new study suggests researchers should look more closely at vitamin D and coronavirus cases

New antibody testing suggests the coronavirus may be less deadly than feared, but it’s still more dangerous than seasonal flu

Mary Reichard, Charles Horton, M.D. | WORLD’s medical correspondent fields inquiries from listeners and readers


Limited research suggests anti-malarial drugs could help fight the new coronavirus

Research shows vitamin D sometimes prevents the common cold. Could it help ward off the new coronavirus?

A new treatment gives hope to children with severe allergies

Diagnosing the causes of the opioid crisis 

Severely ill patients are more than collections of usable organs

Corporate and nonprofit groups hope to bring down the cost of lifesaving drugs