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The Biceps Tendon: A Mistreated and Misunderstood Friend

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The future, clearly, is not in the removal of major attachments of muscles. It will lie in novel ways of stimulating healing of injured tendons such as the biceps. These advances are on the way.

Why My Top Surgery Didn't Result In a Happy Reveal

Leo Caldwell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leo Caldwell

I expected that after top surgery I'd have an immediate and overwhelming relief but instead I had to ease into my new body.

The Future of Surgery: Regrowing Tissue

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2016 | Science
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The collagen meniscus implant (CMI) is back on the US market, and it has the potential to change the way knees are treated. Here is why.

This Simple Workplace Change Could Improve Surgery Survival Rates

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.24.2016 | Healthy Living

Surgery patients do better when nurses have better working environments, according to a new study. Hospitals with well-staffed, top-notch nursing dep...

Brain Surgeon Dr. Rahul Jandial Wants to Knock Cancer to its Knees

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.27.2016 | Science
Ilana Rapp

Brain Surgeon and Scientist Dr. Rahul Jandial appears alongside Mike Tyson, Kal Penn and Mary Lynn Rajskub in FOX's show Superhuman where contestants ...

How to Prepare Your Toddler For Surgery Like a Boss

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 01.21.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Despite all of this mental anguish, if you put some effort in, there are some ways that you can make surgery a better experience for your young child. Here is what worked for me in my situation. Take any of it that can possibly help you and share with anyone in this same situation.

8 Life-Lessons I Learned From Having Surgery and Going Through A Down-Time

Laiza King | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Laiza King

In the short time I've been alive, I've been broken and shaken by three surgery experiences that have positively transformed my life.

Ballet Dancers and ACL Injuries

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The more we ask our artists to perform as athletes, the more we must treat them as both. Few populations have a better mind/body awareness than ballet dancers. It's a thrill to help restore that integration -- not only for their benefit, but for ours as an audience as well.

Mercy Street - wounding and caring, and more wounding, and more caring during the American Civil War

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

"Your dress is abominable, most abominable.... I do not wish my nurses to dress in that manner. These boys must be looking to their recuperation, no...

27 Crazy Images Of Medical Treatments Through History

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living

When Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the X-ray in 1895, the New York Times was so skeptical that the paper referred to the medical breakt...

Recovery, Frankenstein-Style

Emily Breeden | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Breeden

I took this picture on my own, with tears streaming down my face because I finally realized how beautiful a scar, my scar, could be.

Doctors Change Teenage Burn Victim’s Life With A 3D-Printed Nose

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.31.2015 | Science

Doctors have successfully implanted a 3D-printed nose onto a person for the first time in the U.S., according to New York City's Mount Si...

Changing Opinions Over the Changing Table

Georganne Chapin | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents
Georganne Chapin

If you are one of the growing number of parents who leave their baby boys' foreskins alone, as nature intended, you might need to brace yourself for the holidays.

Stealth Trans Houdini in the Men's Locker Room

Willy Wilkinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Willy Wilkinson

It became a daily thought, to claim my body as male and to feel the liberation of congruence. I wondered what it could be like to have a body that would go unnoticed among men in the locker room; I fantasized about one day going for a swim without concern for my emotional and physical safety.

True Confessions From A Surgeon: When The Instrument Breaks

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

As I left the operating room to find the family and let them know all was well, I thought about that question: "How can I best help you now?" And I realized that it's a question that can be used any time we see a fellow human floundering. They can be hurting from a crisis or just wondering what to next.

Who's Too Old For Major Health Treatment?

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the way home f...

"Curbing" Road Traffic Deaths in Developing Countries with Emergency Care

Adam Lewis | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact
Adam Lewis

This Sunday is one of those international awareness days you don't hear much about. Football teams won't wear a particular color, Google won't change its logo and newspapers probably won't devote their front page to the cause. But its importance and relevance are nonetheless profound.

The Cat That Almost Created a Military Crisis

ADST | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
ADST

This is a story about a demanding ambassador's wife, who was "an ogre and an alcoholic," a demanding ambassador, and a cat in Vienna which in 1968 almost caused a military crisis.

The Mammogram Debate: Five Important Things You Should Know

Marlo Thomas | Posted 11.02.2015 | Home
Marlo Thomas

Maybe it's the Girl Scout in me, but I always like to be prepared. So when I went to my doctor recently for a routine mammogram, I came armed with the latest statistics.

Dr. Elisa Port Tells Us Which Lifestyle Factors Will Increase The Risk Of Breast Cancer

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

Are More Women Choosing To Have A Mastectomy Over Other Forms Of Treatment?

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

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Our Expert Breast Doctor's Advice On When You Should Get A Mammogram

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

How Common Is Breast Cancer In Men?

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

How Do You Know If You Should Get Tested For BRCA1 or BRCA2 Genes?

Posted 10.26.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

An Expert Opinion On What The American Cancer Society Said About Mammograms

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...