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Stealth Trans Houdini in the Men's Locker Room

Willy Wilkinson | Posted 12.19.2016 | 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.

True Confessions From A Surgeon: When The Instrument Breaks

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

As I left the operating room to find the family and let them know all was well, I thought about that question: "How can I best help you now?" And I realized that it's a question that can be used any time we see a fellow human floundering. They can be hurting from a crisis or just wondering what to next.

Who's Too Old For Major Health Treatment?

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the way home fr...

"Curbing" Road Traffic Deaths in Developing Countries with Emergency Care

Adam Lewis | Posted 11.13.2016 | Impact
Adam Lewis

This Sunday is one of those international awareness days you don't hear much about. Football teams won't wear a particular color, Google won't change its logo and newspapers probably won't devote their front page to the cause. But its importance and relevance are nonetheless profound.

The Cat That Almost Created a Military Crisis

ADST | Posted 11.12.2016 | World
ADST

This is a story about a demanding ambassador's wife, who was "an ogre and an alcoholic," a demanding ambassador, and a cat in Vienna which in 1968 almost caused a military crisis.

The Mammogram Debate: Five Important Things You Should Know

Marlo Thomas | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Marlo Thomas

Maybe it's the Girl Scout in me, but I always like to be prepared. So when I went to my doctor recently for a routine mammogram, I came armed with the latest statistics.

Dr. Elisa Port Tells Us Which Lifestyle Factors Will Increase The Risk Of Breast Cancer

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

Are More Women Choosing To Have A Mastectomy Over Other Forms Of Treatment?

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

Our Expert Breast Doctor's Advice On When You Should Get A Mammogram

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

How Common Is Breast Cancer In Men?

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

How Do You Know If You Should Get Tested For BRCA1 or BRCA2 Genes?

Posted 10.26.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

An Expert Opinion On What The American Cancer Society Said About Mammograms

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

Top 5 Things You Should Know About Breast Cancer

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

Mondays With Marlo - The Truth About Breast Cancer With Dr. Elisa Port

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer affects over 200,000 women in America each year, and for many of us, that isn't just a number. We all have a mother, sister, aunt, or fr...

Who Am I Without My Uterus? The Psychological, Social and Cultural Stigmas of Hysterectomy

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

The experiences of women who undergo hysterectomy have not been given adequate attention -- especially in the area of how reproductive organs can provide a sense of identity to women.

PTSD: The Illness I Couldn't See

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Oestreicher

PTSD has not broken me. It's taken me apart, and I'm reassembling myself day by day. In the meantime, I'm learning to love what I can build.

Surgical Infections: Evolving Solutions

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 09.30.2016 | Science
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

This is a question your surgeon never wants to hear, much less have to answer. Why? Because no one knows the answer for sure. Here's why, and what to do if infection happens.

What Women Need to Know to Walk in Comfort This Fall

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

When choosing the proper arch support make sure they are not too bulky, can fit in most if not all your shoes and do not change your shoe size.

A Nurse to My Own (Part I: Are You Okay?)

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach

Today I am feeling quietly concerned but calm. Yesterday I was motivated to overcome the challenge at hand. Tomorrow? Who knows. Every single day will be punctuated by a different emotion, a different version of the woman who I am.

Why Are Women So Underrepresented In Surgery Leadership?

Andrea Merrill | Posted 09.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrea Merrill

I am mistaken for a nurse almost every single day at work. While it is a compliment to be mistaken for a nurse (they are truly amazing and do things I never could do), the men I work with are never thought to be nurses. If they look young, they are usually mistaken for medical students... training to become doctors.

The Secret World Of Women Surgeons You Had No Idea Existed

Niamey Wilson | Posted 09.10.2016 | Women
Niamey Wilson

I am a woman in a man's profession, and it's certainly time that the prevalence of societal sex-stereotyping is publicly addressed. We begrudgingly accept this level of misogyny and anti-family sentiment when it's subtle, constitutive and mixed with praise for being tough. After all, this is surgery. And surgeons are tough.

8 Thoughts You Have When Your Child Goes in for Surgery

Karen Sewell | Posted 09.04.2016 | Parents
Karen Sewell

In terms of mommy milestones, I hit a big one recently. My sweetest, most tenderhearted little one had surgery. She was under general anesthesia, the whole nine yards. There's a lot I did to prepare for it, but I never felt ready.

Forever Gutless, Forever Grateful

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 09.03.2016 | Arts
Amy Oestreicher

As a performer, all I want to do is give back to the world. Being up on stage and singing is one part of the joy, but what brings the process full circle is knowing that somewhere in the audience, I am affecting someone and making them think in a different way.

#ILookLikeASurgeon: Breaking Stereotypes and Promoting Diversity

Andrea Merrill | Posted 09.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrea Merrill

What many may not realize is that #ILookLikeASurgeon goes well beyond gender stereotypes. It is not just about women. It is about challenging the stereotype of what a surgeon should look like. Historically white men dominated medicine, especially surgery, and this is what many visualize when they hear the word "surgeon."

Appendicitis: Why Antibiotics May Replace Surgery for Some Patients

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

While the new study shows that antibiotic therapy can successfully treat most cases of acute appendicitis, only further research will help settle whether it should replace surgery as the "gold standard" for initial treatment in the majority of cases.