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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 05.07.2015 | 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.

Affording Fido: A Cost Checklist for a New Pet

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Pet ownership can be one of the great pleasures in life but a big financial surprise for those who don't research and plan for everyday and emergency costs. Before taking on the new addition, do your homework and create a budget.

6 Things you Should Know If Your Child is Having Surgery

David Reyes | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
David Reyes

Having gone through the harrowing experience that is watching your child undergo surgery, here are six things I wish someone had told me.

To Your Health

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Patient: "Doctor, I don't feel well, and I'm not sure why." Doctor: "I want you to meditate for 20 minutes twice a day, exercise for at least 30 min...

So You've Had Cancer and a Heart Attack -- What Now?

Bret Hoekema | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

I sat up and as much as I could, gathered the heart monitor's leeds to the side, and brought Aura's body sort of close to mine. I pressed her ear against my chest. We were speechless, so she might as well just listen to my heart, and I might as well just breathe.

David Freeman

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...

Standard Procedure? With Meniscus Surgery There's No Such Thing

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

I believe there is tremendous art to surgery and science to the artistry. I believe that every patient and every problem is unique and that it's important to try to match the surgeon's skills with the patient's needs.

The Care and Management of Mortality

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.12.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Dr. Atul Gawande's Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End provides healthy doses of reality - the realities of disease, deterioration, debilitation, decline, dementia, dependence, despondency, and demise.

Crack Your Heart Wide Open

Carolyn Messere, MD | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Messere, MD

For 18 years, I met people on what was arguably the worst day of their lives. You have cancer. You have a bowel obstruction and need emergency surgery. You need to have your entire colon removed and poop in a bag for the rest of your life.

Ebola Epidemic Takes a Toll on Sierra Leone's Surgeons

Seema Yasmin | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Seema Yasmin

Even as health officials cautiously declare a decline in the rate of Ebola infections, the epidemic has exacted a new assault against health care workers in the region.

How Saving a Child's Heart Is Crossing Boundaries In the Middle East

Jessica Katz | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Jessica Katz

"I love you too" I told her, as I hugged her back. We both meant those words, even though we didn't know each other's names. She had a large scar that ran across her chest, poking out from her blue tribal print dress.

Finding Language for Femme Partners of Trans Men

Georgia Kolias | Posted 04.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Georgia Kolias

Part of being a good partner to a trans person is being supportive of their gender expression, however that might take form: physically, emotionally, spiritually. But the truth is that partners go through their own transitions, too.

Harry Reid Undergoes Eye Surgery

AP | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid underwent surgery Monday to remove a blood clot in his right eye and repair bones in his face,...

Why I Became a Patient Advocate

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

There is no one who has as greater interest in your health than you do and remember, it is your life. You owe it to yourself to do the best that you can with it.

How To Find The Right Surgeon

Stephanie Duncan Caceres | Posted 03.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Duncan Caceres

On Sunday morning, my neighbor Carolyn knocked on my front door holding a basket of carbs and said, "I need to have my gallbladder out. I've never had an operation and have no idea how to find a surgeon to do my surgery. I don't want to die. I brought you some scones."

Kaley Cuoco Just Made Surgery Look Adorable

www.etonline.com | Posted 12.27.2014 | Entertainment

Kaley Cuoco is recovering from sinus surgery, but she's making it look like a sweet sight....

Prayers, Facebook and Weight Loss

Don McNay | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

Until recently, my attitude toward prayer had been guided by President Harry S. Truman who said that "people who pray the loudest are the ones you lock your hen house from." Praying out loud was something I never did. Until Facebook came along.

Why Surgeons Listen To Music In The Operating Room -- And How It Could Help You

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living

When you're going into surgery, the type of music that your doctors will be listening to is probably the last thing on your mind. But your surgeon's p...

Why Surgeons Listen To Music In The Operating Room -- And How It Could Help You

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living

When you're going into surgery, the type of music that your doctors will be listening to is probably the last thing on your mind. But your surgeon's p...

When the Good Samaritan Does More Harm Than Good

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 02.10.2015 | World
James Bernstein, MD

Two recent tragedies in India call for a re-examination of surgical procedures that have long been considered simple and relatively low-risk. Without electricity, traditional methods of sterilization are out of the picture, calling for the consideration of different approaches to mitigate the risk of dangerous infection.

Why You Should Go Back To The Same Hospital If You Have Problems At Home After Surgery

Reuters | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - When patients have complications after surgery, it's best to go back to the hospital where the op...

If Only You'll Believe In Miracles, So Would I....

Charlie Carillo | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Charlie Carillo

The bride wants children right away, and the groom is on the same page. That's how they feel about it. You get married, you have kids. Why wait? ...

Anderson Cooper Returns Following Unexpected Surgery

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.02.2014 | Media

Anderson Cooper will return to host "AC360" Tuesday night following an emergency appendectomy, a CNN spokesperson confirmed to The Huffington Post via...