There is no lack of medical care in Nexus City. The only question is which of the many approaches to use. Technology-based approaches include several varieties of nanomedicine, including the use of injectable smart atoms, nanosurgery, transplants, and nano-fabricated pharmaceuticals. Several kinds of magic treatment are also available, including disease and wound repair, potions, as well as transformations like lycanthropy and shapechange. Cyborgs can be easily created by replaced organic systems with artificial parts. Pseudo-flesh is the ultimate artificial replacement for injured, diseased, old, or just weak organic parts. Most of these approaches can extend sentients normal lifespan significantly. Even death can be treated. Tech-minded adventurers carry auto-deploying Cryopacks that use a combination of nanotechnology and cryonics to bio-suspend the seriously injured. They can then be revived under better controlled conditions (or kept suspended indefinitely until a medical treatment is available). It is also possible to reproduce a dying person's personality and download it into a computer network. Ethicists continue to debate whether this preserves the soul or just creates a clever simulation of life. Magical approaches include the creation of zombies (and mummies) and vampirism.
The Strange Worlds Arena is one of the best known solutions for cheating death. Anyone who follows the numerous games, contests, and melees held in the Arena is well aware that anyone killed in the Arena is immediately revived in an adjacent Read Room. On the other hand, this process is not directly useful in treating disease or injury. Those who die in the Arena are "reset" to the exact state when they first entered the Arena. If they were injured, diseased, or just plain old then, they will be revived that way. There are creative ways to use the Arena for medical treatment. For instance, risky surgery can be performed in the Arena. If successful, the patient can be removed and continue recovery outside the Arena. If the surgery is a failure, the patient is reset back to the original state of ill-health, and the surgery can be improved and repeated.