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Surgery

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.

NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo Rejects the Status Quo of Surgical Care in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Adam Lewis | Posted 03.24.2017 | Impact
Adam Lewis

NBA Hall-of-Famer and DRC-native Dikembe Mutombo set out to pivot his post-basketball energy toward improving life in his home country. In 1997, he started a foundation with the mission of improving health, education and overall quality of life for the Congolese people.

A Trans Phoenix

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 03.23.2017 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

Having a vagina did not make me a woman. It simply complimented the woman I have always been.

Can't Meditate? Fantasize!

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2017 | 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 03.16.2017 | 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 03.13.2017 | 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 03.08.2017 | 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 03.01.2017 | 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 02.25.2017 | 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 02.24.2017 | 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 02.18.2017 | 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 02.15.2017 | 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 02.15.2017 | 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 02.10.2017 | 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 02.05.2017 | 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 01.26.2017 | 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 01.26.2017 | 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 01.22.2017 | 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 01.21.2017 | 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 01.20.2017 | 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.