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First Head Transplants Coming Soon, Doctor Says

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Science

Things didn't go so great for Victor Frankenstein or his monster, but don't tell that to Sergio Canavero. The Italian doctor believes that it's no...

Dear New Cancer Mom

Nicole Skaro | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Nicole Skaro

I wish we'd never known each other. I wish this was a journey you'd never had to embark on. I'm still new to this journey. We've only been on it for four months. I just want you to know you are strong.

Visionary Medicine: Neurosurgery Simulation and the Potential to Save Lives

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Traci L. Slatton

Successful outcomes depend on an almost fantastic synthesis of psychomotor control, excellent visual discrimination, years of training, and meticulous planning. How can surgeons reach this peak more efficiently, perhaps more quickly?

The Lobotomists Are Back!

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Researchers at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada have published a new study of current psychosurgery at their facility, but the project suffers...

Mexico City Nightmare: A Father's Worst Fear

John Godfrey | Posted 11.12.2013 | Parents
John Godfrey

You never want your phone to ring after midnight. "Your son Jack was assaulted tonight and suffered a serious injury to his head -- a massive subdural hematoma. We're going to have to perform an emergency craniotomy."

Our Bear Humanity: The Backstory on ChamPa

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 07.11.2013 | Travel
Kevin F. Adler

Even our smallest actions can have profound reverberations.

Esquire Finds Reasons to Doubt Simon & Schuster's Proof of Heaven

Paul Raeburn | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media
Paul Raeburn

I gathered that fact from a fascinating story in the August Esquire by Luke Dittrich, in which Dittrich comes as close as one could, without access to Alexander's private thoughts, to showing that the book was a cynical effort to provide a new career for a neurosurgeon whose career was being consumed by malpractice suits.

Neurosurgeons Batting for Brain Tumor Research

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Traci L. Slatton

Last Saturday morning in Central Park, I came across a uniformed male softball team, practicing intently before a game. A grim-faced player jogged out...

Flirting With My Doctor While Under Anesthesia and Other Medical Misadventures

Lora Somoza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lora Somoza

I just told a doctor I met not two hours ago that I wanted to jump his bones.

Head Trip: Who Do You Trust When Your Child's Surgeons Give Conflicting Advice?

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

Like any father, I wish I could take my son's place in all of life's harrowing rides, but I settle for what I can do: sit close, hold his hand, and tighten his buckle.