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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.

Affording Fido: A Cost Checklist for a New Pet

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.20.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 05.26.2015 | 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.