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SDR: Life-Changing Surgery for Cerebral Palsy

Nicole Luongo | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Nicole Luongo

There is no cure for cerebral palsy. Selective dorsal rhizotomy is the only proven procedure that can remove spasticity caused by CP. SDR provides a better quality of life to adults and children who qualify for it.

I'm With Stupid: Saving Me From My Suspect Cycling Skills

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.26.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I want to take this opportunity to wish my mother, who turns a year older today, a very happy birthday, although I fear she won't have one.

How Queen Victoria Spared You the Agony

Todd Buchholz | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Buchholz

Whenever someone tells you that the modern economy makes people miserable and that people felt just as happy generations ago, ask the following questi...

9 Surprising Treatments to Combat Dry Eye

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

I've heard my patients claim that they thought this is just a normal part of the aging process; however, nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, dry eyes are about as normal as chronic headaches, toothaches or loss of bowel control.

Why Women Have a Romance With Shoes

Gramma Good | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

My high heels give me my presence, my feminine power; they reveal my personality and most importantly, my femininity.

A Tube Job

Kevin Swan | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Kevin Swan

Remember when you were a kid and before a long road trip your parents would say "do you have to go to the bathroom?" Your answer was almost always a q...

11 Myths About Cesarean Surgery (Or At Least My Story)

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Chelsey Wilson

In case a C-section is in your cards... here's what I wish I knew in advance.

"Miles to Go Before It Sleeps"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.27.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Any motorist knows that the best way to ensure longevity is to regularly check your parts, monitor your fluids and make sure your und...

In Your Face: The Hidden History of Plastic Surgery and Why Looks Matter

Michael Yaremchuk, M.D. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Style
Michael Yaremchuk, M.D.

We know that there are some specific attributes that most objectively "attractive" faces have in common. These attributes are most recently described in In Your Face, a new book by Australian plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Mendelson.

The Power of the Number 8 and Its Fate for My Family

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Not only is it incredibly clear to me that this baby was meant to be, now reflecting on her grandfather's life scare, it is even more apparent that she's here for a reason.

The Surgery Room: Where Payback Is a B*tch

Tammy Bleck | Posted 06.22.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

I will undergo what is affectionately called a bunionectomy on my right foot. No mobility for five days and no weight bearing on my foot for six weeks. Oh, and for a little added fun and drama, I will have a spiffy cast up to the knee. Are we having fun yet?

Medical School: From the Beginning

Rui Dai | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Rui Dai

I found out it was like to hold a living heart and liver, still warm, in your hands, and to see the heart being sewn back into another person. I discovered what it feels like to stay at the hospital until it is nearly almost empty, but still have the energy to call your mother bursting with excitement.

Dating Without a Voice: A Tale of Dating With a Jaw Wired Shut (Part 3)

Eric Barry | Posted 06.03.2014 | Chicago
Eric Barry

It's fascinating being unable to speak. Every interaction becomes completely reliant on non-verbal communication. Every touch, every facial twitch seems imbued with meaning.

Dating Without a Voice: A Tale of Dating With a Jaw Wired Shut (Part 2)

Eric Barry | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric Barry

A recent accident, which we're still piecing together, left me with my jaw and cheekbones broken, two teeth removed, a metal plate in my chin, and my ...

Why New 'Grimace Scale' Is VERY Good News For Horses

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 03.28.2014 | Science

What does it feel like to have your testicles sliced off? Not so good. Castrated horses would probably complain if they could, but neighs and whinnies...

Post-Surgery Hell and the Important Lessons Learned

Randy Pipkin | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Randy Pipkin

I have been fighting a PEG tube for long time. But never in my wildest imagination would I think the experience would turn into a gore fest. So, what did I learn from all of this?

Dating Without a Voice: A Tale of Dating With A Jaw Wired Shut (Part 1)

Eric Barry | Posted 05.25.2014 | Chicago
Eric Barry

I contemplated what exactly I'd say to women, how I would reach out now given my condition. Would I give recognition to it or let my bloodied and wired mouth speak for itself?

How I Reclaimed My Health

Harper Spero | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

Over the past year I've started to take control of my own health. I've been going to yoga three times a week, eating healthier, making juice every morning and figuring out like-minded alternatives to living a better lifestyle with an immune deficiency.

MARS Is Retrograde: Be Careful of Your Actions: 5 Dos and 5 Don'ts

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

You may be familiar with the frustration of Mercury retrograde, when the world seems to go haywire, because of miscommunications and breakdowns. Now it's time to pay attention to your "actions" because Mars will be retrograde on March 1st.

On the Other Side of Craniosynostosis

Whitney Frink | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Whitney Frink

One month post Craniosynostosis surgery, my husband and I have plowed through Broxon's recovery with our heads down, hands together, and hearts full. Our baby boy has exceeded all expectations, and shown us what pure joy feels like. Pure joy on top of sleep deprivation, worry, and an underlying sadness... but still, the joy is at the top.

Baby's First Surgery: The Perfectionectomy

Whitney Frink | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Whitney Frink

Let it go. Your child was born with an abnormality, despite you doing everything right. You planned, you controlled, and still. Your beautiful baby is beautiful, but not perfect. Not like you pictured.

On Choosing To Let Go Of My Large Breasts

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 04.05.2014 | Women
Zsofi McMullin

There are a lot of humiliating things about having unnaturally large breasts. And not just big breasts, but really big, bigger than big should be.

Obesity and Oblivion -- Or -- What I've Learned Under General Anesthesia

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I consider it a societal travesty that hyperendemic obesity and the metabolic mayhem that often follows in its wake are treated ever more frequently, in ever younger people, under general anesthesia. Our answer to obesity is, it seems, oblivion.

Placebo Surgery: More Effective Than You Think?

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
David H. Newman, M.D.

To be sure, many conditions require surgery, and surgical procedures have contributed to important increases in longevity and quality of life in industrialized settings. But the few sham surgery trials that have been done have likely uncovered the tip of the iceberg.

Evaluating Obamacare: A Guide for the Perplexed

Jim Jaffe | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

Cancer and the common cold will still be with us. The difference is that nearly everyone will be able to get the care they need in either situation. That's a big step forward.