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Anesthesia

Headed to the Hospital? 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Hospitals should be places of safe health care delivery and recovery from acute or chronic illness. You should also be a smart patient. Take inventory of your kidney health prior to coming to the hospital and share these answers with your health care practitioner so that they are reflected in your medical records.

It's Amazing What We're Capable Of On Drugs

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.04.2013 | Comedy

The "recovering from anesthesia" still hasn't gotten old, and we still love to re-watch David after the dentist and that guy (supposedly) seeing his w...

Rachael Grannell

How Does The Brain Go From Unconsciousness To Wakefulness?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachael Grannell | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Researchers are gaining a better understanding of how the brain transitions from a state of unconsciousness to wakefulness. A barrier to awareness, c...

Building Trust in Less Than 10 Minutes

Scott Finkelstein, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Scott Finkelstein, M.D.

Building trust is not easy. It is typically earned over time, through shared experiences and tests of loyalty. In medicine, and in the field of anesthesiology in particular, the luxury of time is unavailable. Trust needs to be built in a matter of minutes.

What You Must Know Before Your Pet Goes Under

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Your pet should appear normal to you by the time you pick her up after a procedure. You might notice she's a bit sleepy and less active for 12 to 24 hours after you get her home. But if she seems really sluggish, groggy, or out of it, call your vet or an emergency animal clinic right away.

Is Anesthesia Safe for Your Pet?

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 12.17.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I believe an educated client makes the best health care decision for their pets. I recommend that you ask your veterinarian the following questions to help minimize your pet's anesthetic risks.

Despite Advances, Pain Is Still a Pain to Deal With

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Ever since medicine first figured out how to relieve the horrific pain of surgery with something more effective than a swig of whiskey, we have been on a quest to further prevent and treat all manner of human pain.

WATCH: Teen's Hilarious Comments To Parents After Wisdom Tooth Surgery

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 06.13.2012 | Parents

Kids may say the darnedest things, but many teenagers don't communicate very well with their parents -- that is, unless they're under anesthesia. ...

Trial by Water: Loving Your Colonoscopy and Other Rites of Middle Age

Howard Barbanel | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Howard Barbanel

It has been said that getting older is not for wimps. Among the great joys men experience as they slide into middle age is the prostate exam whereby o...

What Doctors Don't Understand About Anesthesia

| Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living

By Carl June (Click here for the original article) Today anesthetics are considered as routine as a trip to the dentist. They have been around at ...

A Severed Penis, A Plea For Anesthesia And A Suicide

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.17.2012 | Crime

A horrific sequence of events marred Valentine's Day in a Chinese city: A 26-year-old Chinese cut off his penis at a fruit stand and then committed su...

Two Get Prison Time For Deadly Buttocks Enhancement Surgery

AP | By KEN RITTER | Posted 12.20.2011 | Crime

LAS VEGAS -- A Colombian husband and wife were each sentenced Thursday to up to eight years in a Nevada prison plus a year in county jail for leaving ...

Anesthesia Before Age 2 May Be Linked With Learning Disabilities Later On

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 12.05.2011 | Parents

If an infant or toddler has surgery requiring anesthesia, it could raise the risk of learning disabilities later in life, a new study suggests. The...

WATCH: Race Car Driver After Dentist?

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

When Matt (A.K.A. CarAficionado24) got his wisdom teeth removed, it appears he used his love of driving to distract his mind from the painful procedur...

Colorado Becomes 15th State To Allow Nurses To Administer Anesthesia

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado has joined 15 other states in allowing advanced-practice nurses to administer anesthesia without a doctor's supervision. "Patient...

Consciousness and Anesthesia with Stuart Hameroff

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

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Plastic Surgery: Risks of Going Under the Knife

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

When everybody else -- surgeon included -- are swept up in a decision to do a procedure that's not in the best interest of the patient, the anesthesiologist represents one last chance for somebody to say, "not on my watch."

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 ...

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.

The Cold Shoulder of Healthcare

Sally Thorner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Thorner

"Wait, there's something on my lap." I was about to be discharged from the surgery center when I cautioned my nurse and friend to hold off standing me...

Therapeutic Intention In The Doctor's Office

Bernie Siegel, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bernie Siegel, M.D.

The intention of the doctor, therapist, waiter or whomever is important. Several studies have shown the benefits of the correct and appropriate therapeutic intention on the person being cared for.

Redheads More Sensitive To Pain: Study

New York Times | Tara Parker-Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

"The reason we studied redheads in the beginning, it was essentially an urban legend in the anesthesia community saying redheads were difficult to ane...