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Pup Who Chewed Off Own Foot Has Successful Surgery Thanks To Donations

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.29.2016 | Good News

Maverick, a neglected German Shepherd who chewed off his own foot when he became entangled in his leash, is now recovering comfortably after surgery. ...

Graphic New Photos Of Face Transplant Show Burn Patient's Remarkable Rebirth

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 07.28.2016 | Science

The doctors behind the most extensive face transplant operation ever performed are out with a new report on the remarkable 26-hour procedure and how i...

Medical Errors Are The Third Leading Cause Of Death -- How You Can Avoid Them

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

It is astonishing that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in America. The most recent data indicates that 251,000 deaths are due to m...

All Things Made New: After Five Days Of 'Cancer'

Laura A Boggs | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura A Boggs

More than once, my usually optimistic husband's voice cracked; his eyes filled with frightened tears. His back probably still aches from sleeping by my side in that wompy hospital chair. He never complained.

11 Questions People Who Are Hard Of Hearing Should Ask Prior To Staying In A Hospital

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Janice S. Lintz

The following are recommended questions to ask your doctor and hospital prior to your stay:

Genes And Joints

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Your secrets are now visible. The recent TED talk by physicist Riccardo Sabatini dramatically demonstrates our growing ability to decipher the Human G...

The Joy Ride

Leona deVinne | Posted 06.17.2016 | Good News
Leona deVinne

Joy is different than happiness although they are closely related. Joy contains an aspect of happiness, but it is deeper rooted, rooted in the good earthy, visceral goodness that is available to all of us despite tragedy and pain.

A Month of Surgeries

Joanna Charnas | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

When asked how my eyes were recovering after surgery, I'd point to each eye and reply, "They're like the current political landscape -- the right, Tru...

What You Need To Know Before Scheduling Top Surgery

Gabriel Coppersan | Posted 06.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Gabriel Coppersan

Despite the mass amounts of planning and money required, top surgery is a very important milestone in most of our transitions, and nothing makes us light up more than seeing ourselves getting closer to the body that we not only had to work for, but were meant to have.

Right Next Door: Jeannie Rutherford, Triathlete and Working Mother

Ian Spanier | Posted 06.02.2016 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Jeannie Rutherford, triathlete, working mom and brand ambassador for Wings for Life photographed in her kitchen. © Ian Spanier Photography 2016 As ...

Most Strokes Are Preventable

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Remember, strokes are preventable. Be informed. Knowledge is power. Make a commitment to be empowered in your health!

A Little Prick

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Injections to the knee joint used to be scary, and almost always involved cortisone. No more. Here is what has changed.

Maybe That Medical Procedure Isn't Necessary After All

Mike Wood | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Wood

I'm not going to share the details of my personal experience, but I will tell you that second opinions are a great way to avoid unnecessary medical procedures. A second opinion probably saved my life years ago, and I am now skeptical any time I hear someone talk about surgery.

Expression Sets You Free: How Playwriting Broke My Silence on Sexual Abuse & Surgeries

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
Amy Oestreicher

How has expression set you free? This weekend, I had my first official public reading of my full-length drama, Imprints. As an actress, I love th...

"Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.10.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Whenever I attempt to do something I can't do -- sing, dance, perform surgery -- somebody tells me not to quit my day job. The only p...

Steph Curry: MCL, Meet MRI

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Sports
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Steph Curry's medial collateral ligament (MCL) -- just like yours -- is a dense band of fibrous tissue inside of the knee joint, right where the femur meets the tibia. When the foot goes out to the side and the knee goes in, the joint is stretched open.

The Day My Daughter Was Almost Taken From Me...

Kim Delatorre | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Kim Delatorre

It all started when I was six weeks pregnant with my daughter, Presley. On Saturday, April 21, 2007 I started bleeding bright red blood. (I have had two previous miscarriages, so I knew....) I started crying and knew what I was experiencing, yet again. I then started passing huge blood clots.

A City in Bloom

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.25.2016 | New York
Joel Epstein

Anyone who knows me, knows how excited I am about the L.A. Metro Expo Line opening to Santa Monica next month. Still, this week I am feeling lucky to ...

Cataract Surgery: Practicing What I Preach

Joanna Charnas | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

My colleagues leapt into action after I walked into the metal doorframe of the nurses' station on the psychiatry ward at work. One nurse gave me an ic...

I'm With Stupid: The 4,900 Percent Human Medical Markup

Todd Hartley | Posted 04.18.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

My little girl had surgery a couple of Tuesdays ago. Pretty major surgery, too. Over the past year or so, she'd developed a large lump near the base of her spine. Doctors did a biopsy and determined that it was cancerous, so the other week, they performed an operation to remove the tumor.

My Process of Healing

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Injury, surgery and recovery are each a journey. You bring to them your attitude and your physiology, and you work with what you have. I have always learned the most from my patients who push the limits, and today I am better educated: as both a physician and recovering patient.

How I Chose My Surgeon

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

While it may not be possible for you to visit operating rooms and study a surgeon's technique, it is possible to research and learn a surgeon's experience. Their attitude toward pain relief, rehabilitation and exercise -- as well as their attention to your needs -- are crucially important. Your outcome depends on it.

The Overcomer

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

So here we are again, wobbling. But this is a mental wobble with more risk than anything she's ever had to experience. I can feel the struggle she's experiencing by just watching her.

To All My Trans Brothers and Sisters: It's Not a Race

Gabriel Coppersan | Posted 04.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Gabriel Coppersan

To all my trans brothers and sisters: don't feel that you need to rush because transition is a journey in discovering yourself. There's no shame in wanting to take time for yourself and take a break from going further in your transition.

The 'Pinhole' Cancer Treatment You've Probably Never Heard of

Peter Pattison | Posted 04.01.2016 | Science
Peter Pattison

It's time to give interventional oncologists the attention and recognition they deserve for improving the lives of cancer patients.