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Should I Get a Hysterectomy?

Bright and early Monday morning, I head to the doctor to discuss my proposed total hysterectomy. The doctor wants to talk with me to find out if he will tackle the procedure or, due to my case histo…

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Seriously? Women Are Having Surgery So Designer Heels Fit Better

How far are women willing to go for fashion? According to the New York Times, pretty far. The newspaper walks a mile in the shoes of a handful of LA- and NYC-based podiatrists who perform procedures s…

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The Best and Worst Times to do Everything

Don't schedule a surgery on a Friday: †A startling research study published in the British Medical Journal shows that those who get operated upon on a Friday are 44% more likely to die than if they go…

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COPD and Surgery

As a last resort, surgery may be recommended for people with more severe cases of C.O.P.D. Luckily, there are options. Watch this to find out more on each!…

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Inside an Arthroscopy

Orthopedic surgeons routinely perform arthroscopies on people with joint disease or joint injuries. If you're scheduled for one, don't psych yourself out-- watch this video to learn what happens.…

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Can You Heal Your Inner Critic?

By Melanie Bates This isnít going to be very funny, or witty, or humorous, my friends, but I still think youíll relate to my son-of-a-bitch of an inner critic.† In fact, I daresay you have one too …

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16 Ways to Prevent Medical Mistakes

  By Joanne Chen A part from interfering with your beach vacation, there's another, more serious reason to steer clear of summer surgery if you can: a 10 percent spike in fatalities at …

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Before the Mastectomy: Planning for the Future

Living with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (#6 in a series) After surviving the initial tests, the diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer, and the beginnings of an action plan, Jim and I fo…

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A Case Against Circumcision

When I was an intern, just starting my OB/GYN residency, someone handed me a list with a dozen names on it and said, ďGo. Itís your job to circumcise these babies.Ē My mouth flung open. Say what…

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Girth Control: Drastic Surgical Measures for Obese Children

If you could outfit your child with a device that physically prevents them from smoking a cigarette, would you? How about a contraption that prevents their car from exceeding the speed limit, or m…

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