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10 Tips on Loafing Creatively

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

I loaf and invite my soul, I lean and loaf at my ease observing a spear of summer grass. --Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself" Five years ago, I blew a ch...

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Excising the Fear From Surgery

Craig Garner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Surgery, Home News
Craig Garner

The words "fear" and "surgery" are inextricably connected. Not only that, but hospital stays in general are full of unfamiliar experiences that can easily jeopardize even the strongest sense of emotional well-being.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Irks Patients By Booking VIP Floor Of New York Hospital After Surgery

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One day after he was revealed to have implored Washington to launch military strikes against iran, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah finds himself at the e...

Surgeons At Italy's 'Clinic Of Horrors' Jailed For Unnecessary Operations

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a case that seems lifted from a Wes Craven movie script, eight Italian doctors have been slapped with jail time for carrying out 83 unnecessary ope...

Really, Again?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

Each time I get sick I get a new sermon. So when the rhetorical well starts to run dry, God zaps me with a new ailment, as a sort of pedagogic prop. No doubt, if I stopped giving sermons, I'd be healthy forever.

Benefits Seen For High-Risk Women In Ovary Removal

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Surgery to remove healthy ovaries gives a triple benefit to high-risk women: It lowers their threat of breast and ovarian cancer, and ...

Brazilian Man Accused Of Inserting Needles, Nail In Baby

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAO PAULO — Brazilian police say a man has confessed he inserted two needles and a nail into a baby girl's body because her beauty bothered him....

PHOTOS: World's First Full-Face Transplant Patient Displays New Look

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) -- Scroll down for photos MADRID - A Spanish man who underwent the world's first full face transplant appeared before TV cameras Monday for the ...

Top 5 Orthopedic Fields Indebted to the Device Industry

Ford Vox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ford Vox

Factors other than our patients influence the care physicians provide. In the case of American orthopedic surgery, Factor X is the medical device industry.

The Sorry State of Transgender Health Care

Joanne Herman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanne Herman

So much energy goes into setting high hurdles of qualification. Why not refocus some of that energy on educating the providers of transgender care, and on providing follow-up care?

US Surgeon Dubbed 'Doctor Death' Convicted Of Manslaughter In Australia

AP | ROHAN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SYDNEY — An American doctor accused of botching a string of operations while he was the chief surgeon at an Australian hospital was found guilty...

Falling For Feldenkrais: A Patient's Progress

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

What I'm after isn't flexible bodies, but flexible brains -- Moshe Feldenkrais For an obsessive swimmer who craves the endorphins, the past two years...

Rasmussen's Syndrome: Cameron Mott Has Half Her Brain Removed To Combat Rare Condition That Causes Seizures (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Cameron Mott's parents knew something was terribly wrong when their daughter began having seizures, up to 10 a day, at the age of three. After three ...

Study: Mini Clip Safer Than Heart-Valve Surgery

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Many Americans with leaky heart valves soon might be able to get them fixed without open-heart surgery. A study showed that a tiny cli...

Oh, You Beautiful Doll: Plastic Surgery Risks and Rewards

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The cover of People this past January was about 23-year-old reality star Heidi Montag's 10 plastic surgery procedures in one sitting. I mean, how bad could she have looked before?

Is There Such a Thing as Hospital Etiquette for Visitors?

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Two weeks ago today, my husband and I drove to Palm Springs from San Francisco for a golf vacation. We were following the sun to escape the rainy Bay ...

Landra Reid Undergoes Surgery After I-95 Crash: Senator Harry Reid At Hospital, Daughter Released

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's wife underwent surgery Friday to stabilize serious injuries suffered when a tractor-trai...

Study Suggests Too Many Invasive Heart Tests Given

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — A troublingly high number of U.S. patients who are given angiograms to check for heart disease turn out not to have a significant pro...

Genius On The Edge: The Drug Addict Who Revolutionized Surgery

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Imber's book recounts how the father of modern surgery, a cocaine and morphine addict, performed the first recorded surgical removal of gallstones -- on his mother. At 2 A.M., as she lay on a kitchen table.

Power Couple, Power Recovery

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

Back To Life after a Heart Crisis is chock-full of useful information, including explanations of medical terms, tests, and procedures from the proverbial "horse's mouth."

Jon Stewart Author Interview: Atul Gawande On 'The Checklist Manifesto' (VIDEO)

Comedy Central | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jon Stewart had author and surgeon Atul Gawande on The Daily Show last night to talk about his new book, "The Checklist Manifesto." The book tells the...

Surgery Offers New Hope For Victims of Female Genital Mutilation

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Sila Folow was an 8-year-old girl living in Mali when four elderly women used a sharp blade to cut out her clitoris and most of her labia. Luckily fo...

Surgery Risk For 'Perfect Vaginas'

BBC NEWS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Women are undergoing surgery to create perfect genitalia amid a "shocking" lack of information on the potential risks of the procedure, a report says....

NY Mom Gets Sight Back, Sees Daughter For First Time

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With some help from The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, a Brooklyn mother has regained her sight through surgery and was able to see her two-year-old ...

Heart Disease: A Toothless Paper Tiger That Need Never Exist

Kathy Freston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

I have sought to understand the link between diet and the dreaded diseases that are prevalent in our culture. Following is a fascinating conversation I had on diet and heart health.