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Anesthesia

On World Anesthesia Day, It's Time to Wake Up to a Critical Medical Breakthrough

Adam Lewis | Posted 10.17.2016 | Impact
Adam Lewis

Looking back on a long and storied history of medical breakthroughs, we're inclined to remember the discoveries that take the form of lifesaving solutions: penicillin, the polio vaccine, radiotherapy, antiretroviral drugs.

11 Questions People Who Are Hard Of Hearing Should Ask Prior To Staying In A Hospital

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Janice S. Lintz

The following are recommended questions to ask your doctor and hospital prior to your stay:

The Great Anesthetic of Modern Day Life

Cassidy Hall | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Cassidy Hall

"The world is like an anesthetic... people are not going beyond the superficial to the meaning of life -- they don't even ask that question because th...

World Health Day: Anaesthesiologists play vital role in Tropical Cyclone Winston response in Fiji

WFSA | Posted 04.07.2016 | Impact
WFSA

On the 21st February Cyclone Winston, a grade five tropical cyclone, hit the Fiji Islands. While Suva, the capital city, was spared any severe damage ...

NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo Rejects the Status Quo of Surgical Care in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Adam Lewis | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact
Adam Lewis

NBA Hall-of-Famer and DRC-native Dikembe Mutombo set out to pivot his post-basketball energy toward improving life in his home country. In 1997, he started a foundation with the mission of improving health, education and overall quality of life for the Congolese people.

20 Hot Jobs That Pay More Than $150K

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist A six-figure job might seem out of reach for many of us. After all, the average annual pay across all occupations is...

Girl Films Herself On Anesthesia After Getting Wisdom Teeth Out

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.21.2015 | Comedy

Cassie Ramoska knows that, as a comedy writer, it's important to know how to poke fun at yourself. So when she saw footage of herself post-wisdom teet...

Anonymous Essay Recounts Shocking Treatment Of Anesthetized Patients

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 08.18.2015 | Science

Going under general anesthesia is always a leap of faith. When you're knocked out for an operation, you have no choice but to trust your doctors compl...

Post Op Pain: You Don't Have to Suffer From It

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Suffering from pain after surgery is one of the most feared experiences in medical care. Yet this fear is unnecessary. Why? Because pain is largely preventable. Here's what you can do to prevent pain after your surgery.

Headed to the Hospital? 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Hospitals should be places of safe health care delivery and recovery from acute or chronic illness. You should also be a smart patient. Take inventory of your kidney health prior to coming to the hospital and share these answers with your health care practitioner so that they are reflected in your medical records.

It's Amazing What We're Capable Of On Drugs

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.04.2013 | Comedy

The "recovering from anesthesia" still hasn't gotten old, and we still love to re-watch David after the dentist and that guy (supposedly) seeing his w...

Rachael Grannell

How Does The Brain Go From Unconsciousness To Wakefulness?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachael Grannell | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Researchers are gaining a better understanding of how the brain transitions from a state of unconsciousness to wakefulness. A barrier to awareness, c...

Building Trust in Less Than 10 Minutes

Scott Finkelstein, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Scott Finkelstein, M.D.

Building trust is not easy. It is typically earned over time, through shared experiences and tests of loyalty. In medicine, and in the field of anesthesiology in particular, the luxury of time is unavailable. Trust needs to be built in a matter of minutes.

What You Must Know Before Your Pet Goes Under

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Your pet should appear normal to you by the time you pick her up after a procedure. You might notice she's a bit sleepy and less active for 12 to 24 hours after you get her home. But if she seems really sluggish, groggy, or out of it, call your vet or an emergency animal clinic right away.

Is Anesthesia Safe for Your Pet?

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 12.17.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I believe an educated client makes the best health care decision for their pets. I recommend that you ask your veterinarian the following questions to help minimize your pet's anesthetic risks.

Despite Advances, Pain Is Still a Pain to Deal With

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Ever since medicine first figured out how to relieve the horrific pain of surgery with something more effective than a swig of whiskey, we have been on a quest to further prevent and treat all manner of human pain.

WATCH: Teen's Hilarious Comments To Parents After Wisdom Tooth Surgery

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 06.13.2012 | Parents

Kids may say the darnedest things, but many teenagers don't communicate very well with their parents -- that is, unless they're under anesthesia. ...

Trial by Water: Loving Your Colonoscopy and Other Rites of Middle Age

Howard Barbanel | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Howard Barbanel

It has been said that getting older is not for wimps. Among the great joys men experience as they slide into middle age is the prostate exam whereby o...

What Doctors Don't Understand About Anesthesia

| Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living

By Carl June (Click here for the original article) Today anesthetics are considered as routine as a trip to the dentist. They have been around at ...

A Severed Penis, A Plea For Anesthesia And A Suicide

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.17.2012 | Crime

A horrific sequence of events marred Valentine's Day in a Chinese city: A 26-year-old Chinese cut off his penis at a fruit stand and then committed su...

Anesthesia Before Age 2 May Be Linked With Learning Disabilities Later On

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 12.05.2011 | Parents

If an infant or toddler has surgery requiring anesthesia, it could raise the risk of learning disabilities later in life, a new study suggests. The...

WATCH: Race Car Driver After Dentist?

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

When Matt (A.K.A. CarAficionado24) got his wisdom teeth removed, it appears he used his love of driving to distract his mind from the painful procedur...

Colorado Becomes 15th State To Allow Nurses To Administer Anesthesia

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado has joined 15 other states in allowing advanced-practice nurses to administer anesthesia without a doctor's supervision. "Patient...

Consciousness and Anesthesia with Stuart Hameroff

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

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Plastic Surgery: Risks of Going Under the Knife

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

When everybody else -- surgeon included -- are swept up in a decision to do a procedure that's not in the best interest of the patient, the anesthesiologist represents one last chance for somebody to say, "not on my watch."