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Can't Meditate? Fantasize!

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Fantasy is available to us all, a form of useful and simple magical thinking. By creating and living temporarily within the images we create in our brains, we can return to our earth-bound lives with a smile -- and the knowledge that we can indeed create a space where we are gloriously successful and happy.

The Untold Story of Nancy Reagan as a Breast Cancer Survivor

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

.Nancy Reagan passed away on March 6, 2016, after a life in film, politics, the White House, and family care-giving. Many people have forgotten the courage she displayed in fighting breast cancer while serving as first lady.

A One-Woman Musical Doesn't Mean You're Invincible, and 26 Other Lessons Learned From 27 Surgeries

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 03.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Oestreicher

It's been quite a full decade for me.  In ten years, I've lost my stomach, started college at 25, gotten married, spent six of those years without a...

OCD: Misnamed, But No Longer Mistreated

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Kids often get knee pain. When it persists, an X-ray may show a lesion of the articular cartilage: the bearing surface of the joint. That lesion is usually called Osteochondritis dissecans, a terrible and misleading name that implies inflammation (itis) and drying out (dissecans), though neither is present in the condition.

Why You Should Google Your Symptoms, Part II

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

So use the Internet to your best advantage. Google you symptoms, and present as full a picture as possible to a doctor who will listen intently. Read widely, and act wisely to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Minding the Gap

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

There are two critical time gaps in joint injuries. The first is the interval from when a joint is injured to when arthritis sets in. The second is from when arthritis sets in to when you are considered old enough for artificial joint replacement surgery.

10 Ways Theatre Proves We're Capable of Anything

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
Amy Oestreicher

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou I don't have a story you hear every day.  For a while, it wa...

Shoulder Pain: It May Be an Easy Fix

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Shoulder pain at night, pain when lifting a briefcase, pain with overhead activities -- even pain while brushing your hair can be caused by shoulder impingement.

Student Blues, Starched Caps and Polished Shoes... a Nursing Retrospective

Carol A Miele | Posted 02.16.2016 | Education
Carol A Miele

Aside from some horrific experiences, I have no serious regrets. We graduated a finished product, confident and ready to take on any assignment. Employers knew we needed very little orientation to function independently.

How Do You Explain a Tracheotomy Scar to a Kid?

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Oestreicher

We all know that kids say the darndest things. When I was painting at outdoor Art Walk, a young child made a comment about my self-taught art (he...

Hip, Hip Hooray

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 02.11.2016 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

The thought of yet another surgery knocked the wind out of me. I was well into double digits when it came to my surgery count, and after numerous orga...

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 depa...

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 breakthrough as ...

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 Sinai Hospital,...

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.