Severe condition that required extreme measures originated from mundane injury
This is How Beyonce Helps You Prep for Surgery
Deborah Cohan, an obstetrician and gynecologist in San Francisco, took a moment to get pumped up with the surgical team about to operate on her by dancing to Beyonce before her double mastectomy on Tuesday.
$10,000 for a Kidney? Study Says Paying for Organs Could Save Lives and Money
A new study finds that organs from paid donors are less costly than dialysis and could improve patient outcomes. But it does not address ethical concerns or the potential for abuse of the system
Stem Cells Could Lead to Better Breasts After Reconstructive Surgery
Seeding fat grafts with stem cells could improve reconstructive surgery results.
Fitbit Can Track Recovery from Heart Surgery
Wireless activity trackers may do more than log how many steps you take. Doctors are turning to them to understand which factors help patients recover faster from surgery.
About-Face: Hospital Puts Denied Teen on Transplant List
Told he should go home and prepare to die, Atlanta teen is now on the transplant list.
Looking Good on Facebook: Social Media Leads to Spikes in Plastic Surgery Requests
Social media is all about seeing and being seen, so it’s not surprising that the ubiquity and frequency of posts are fueling our vanity.
Study Suggests Way to Prevent Patients from Waking During Surgery
Tracking brain activity patterns may lead to better dosing and control of anesthesia.
Anesthesia Study Opens Window into Consciousness
A new study records for the first time what happens to brain cells when patients go under.
Early Childhood Anesthesia Linked to Problems with Language, Memory
Increasingly, research finds that exposure to anesthesia in early childhood may have long-term effects on kids’ brain development.
Study: Uncircumcised Boys Have a Higher Risk of UTI
A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal finds that uncircumcised boys have a higher risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) than circumcised boys, a condition that could lead to kidney damage and scarring if …
Bypass Surgery for Weight Loss Doubles the Risk of Alcohol Problems
Why the mostly commonly performed bariatric surgery in the U.S. doubles patients’ risk for drinking problems, compared with a less severe weight-loss procedure
After Liposuction, Exercise Makes Fat Loss Last
Studies suggest that liposuction causes a rebound in fat gain, but not necessarily back to the areas where you lost it.