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Surgical Infections: Evolving Solutions

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Science
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

This is a question your surgeon never wants to hear, much less have to answer. Why? Because no one knows the answer for sure. Here's why, and what to do if infection happens.

What Women Need to Know to Walk in Comfort This Fall

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

When choosing the proper arch support make sure they are not too bulky, can fit in most if not all your shoes and do not change your shoe size.

A Nurse to My Own (Part I: Are You Okay?)

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN

Today I am feeling quietly concerned but calm. Yesterday I was motivated to overcome the challenge at hand. Tomorrow? Who knows. Every single day will be punctuated by a different emotion, a different version of the woman who I am.

Why Are Women So Underrepresented In Surgery Leadership?

Andrea Merrill | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Merrill

I am mistaken for a nurse almost every single day at work. While it is a compliment to be mistaken for a nurse (they are truly amazing and do things I never could do), the men I work with are never thought to be nurses. If they look young, they are usually mistaken for medical students... training to become doctors.

The Secret World Of Women Surgeons You Had No Idea Existed

Niamey Wilson | Posted 09.10.2015 | Women
Niamey Wilson

I am a woman in a man's profession, and it's certainly time that the prevalence of societal sex-stereotyping is publicly addressed. We begrudgingly accept this level of misogyny and anti-family sentiment when it's subtle, constitutive and mixed with praise for being tough. After all, this is surgery. And surgeons are tough.

8 Thoughts You Have When Your Child Goes in for Surgery

Karen Sewell | Posted 09.04.2015 | Parents
Karen Sewell

In terms of mommy milestones, I hit a big one recently. My sweetest, most tenderhearted little one had surgery. She was under general anesthesia, the whole nine yards. There's a lot I did to prepare for it, but I never felt ready.

Forever Gutless, Forever Grateful

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts
Amy Oestreicher

As a performer, all I want to do is give back to the world. Being up on stage and singing is one part of the joy, but what brings the process full circle is knowing that somewhere in the audience, I am affecting someone and making them think in a different way.

#ILookLikeASurgeon: Breaking Stereotypes and Promoting Diversity

Andrea Merrill | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Merrill

What many may not realize is that #ILookLikeASurgeon goes well beyond gender stereotypes. It is not just about women. It is about challenging the stereotype of what a surgeon should look like. Historically white men dominated medicine, especially surgery, and this is what many visualize when they hear the word "surgeon."

Appendicitis: Why Antibiotics May Replace Surgery for Some Patients

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

While the new study shows that antibiotic therapy can successfully treat most cases of acute appendicitis, only further research will help settle whether it should replace surgery as the "gold standard" for initial treatment in the majority of cases.

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 comp...

Huge, Gross Maggot Removed From Woman's Lip

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.17.2015 | Weird News

I don't know why she swallowed a fly, perhaps I'll die after watching this video. There are a lot of unknowns about this video, showing a doctor appar...

The Fault In Our Scars

Ali Solomon | Posted 08.03.2015 | Parents
Ali Solomon

My scars tell stories of childhood folly, poor judgment, and horrible luck. My hope is that these stories will someday make the leap from "bar anecdotes" to "teachable moments for my children."

On The Mend: Grappling With Resilience

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 07.30.2015 | Education
Ann V. Klotz

I teach in a school where we take great pains to teach girls about the components of resilience; we encourage growth mindset; we celebrate risk-taking and mistakes. We encourage girls to remember that persistence and effort lead to improvement.

Inexperienced Surgeons Give Robotic Surgery a Bad Rap

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Robots performing surgery? How is this possible? Is it safe? These were some of the questions and criticisms of robotic surgery back in 2000 when I be...

Boy, 8, Is First Child Ever To Receive Double Hand Transplant

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.30.2015 | Science

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This 76-Year-Old CrossFitter Will Inspire You Beyond Words

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Constance Tillett is 76 years old. She's had hip replacements, knee replacements and shoulder replacements. On top of all that, she has arth...

Wise Up About Wisdom Teeth

Dr Sanda Moldovan | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr Sanda Moldovan

A lot of people are asking how Minnesota high school junior Sydney Galleger could die from complications of a wisdom tooth extraction. Although wisdo...

The Best Medicine: Leadership With a Personal Touch

Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D.

All across the country this month, students are marking that great American rite of passage: graduation. I recently had the honor of delivering the co...

This Is Why Horrific Surgical Mistakes Still Happen In The U.S.

Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Laura Geggel Published: June 11, 2015 04:41pm ET on LiveScience. Major errors during surgery are rare, but preventable mistakes still hap...

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

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | 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.

How Healthy Are You? Find Out By Answering These Questions

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

These disempowering messages push us toward patient-hood. It is not health news. It is sick news. We do not have a health care system. We have a sick care system. Disease is the doctor's domain, not health, if health is more than the absence of disease.

New Physical Therapy Partnership Revolutionizes Post-Surgical Hip and Knee Rehab

Marki Flannery | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

When Katherine*, a 70-year-old semi-retired lawyer, was recently discharged from the hospital following hip replacement surgery, the hardest part of h...

Getting the Wind Knocked Out of Me

Adina Ciment | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Adina Ciment

When I was 13, I was kicked in the solar plexus during karate class. The sensei came over to me and explained to me that I had "gotten the wind knocked out of me." And he was right. Quite literally, in fact. I couldn't breathe. Hearing that your son has a brain tumor knocks the wind out of you in a completely different way.

What to Expect After Surgery: 11 Things the Doctor Doesn't Tell You

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

While you might have an excellent surgeon as I did, only other patients can truly tell you what to expect. So, speaking as a patient, here are 12 things the doctor may not tell you about surgery and simple ways you could prepare to make the best out of the situation.

Medical Robots Born of Disruptive Innovation

Geri Spieler | Posted 06.27.2015 | Science
Geri Spieler

Do you trust a robot to diagnose your ailments? You may not have a choice as medicine moves closer to embracing technology as part of the standard practice of medicine. But don't despair. A medical robot could save your life.