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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...

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

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 02.27.2015 | 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 02.10.2015 | 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 02.09.2015 | 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 02.08.2015 | 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 02.04.2015 | 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 01.30.2015 | 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 01.26.2015 | 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 01.20.2015 | 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 01.19.2015 | 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...

Choosing Authenticity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

It is not a choice about being male or female. It is a choice about being true to myself or not. It is a choice between living in the sunlight or dying in the shadows. It is mine and mine alone. It is the absolute, uninhibited truth. I choose authenticity.

Pain Sucks

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 01.13.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

This morning brought a splendid gift: I can walk without pain for the first time in two months. I feel like joyfully dancing in the street, but I'm so uncoordinated that I'd trip on a pebble and break a bone.

Surgery by Non-Surgeons: An Impending Future

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
James Bernstein, MD

Training surgical technicians could be an answer to the problem of surgeon shortages throughout Africa if it is well-implemented and has the support of relevant stakeholders.

The Wisdom of Hawkeye Pierce: Setting the Right Work Climate Brings Out the Best in People

Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D. | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D.

The surgeons of the 4077th MASH unit may have been fictional, but they got one thing right: Creating a positive climate in the operating room can put everyone at ease, allowing doctors and nurses to perform at their best.

Surgeons Perform First-Ever 'Dead Heart' Transplants

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.29.2014 | Science

In what's being hailed as a major medical breakthrough, surgeons in Australia have successfully performed the first-ever "dead heart" transplants--rep...

Don't Fart During an MRI

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 12.24.2014 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

I share this true but pathetic story to commiserate with other tortured souls who relentlessly endure and survive extreme humiliation. We're a group of accident-prone fools who regularly trigger embarrassing situations that would permanently traumatize a normal person.

Symptoms of the Problem: When Doctors Are Reluctant to Use Conventional Medicine for Our Own Families

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Doctors are people too, and we equally suffer from our own limitations, when it comes to our loved ones and ourselves. My hope is that as more and more physicians are asked to consider the alternatives that our patients request, we too will consider these alternatives more seriously.