Weird News
This year’s winners included Dutch and Turkish researchers who figured out which nation has the yuckiest money and an Italian scientist who urges consumption of pizza for its health benefits.
Healthy Living
The prospect of facing neck or back surgery is daunting – the anxiety over whether the surgery will work and the pain involved
GPS for the Soul
Conclusion: Considering the subject of luck can help us appreciate the moment and increase our compassion toward people who are less fortunate.
Recently, investigators at Johns Hopkins Medical Center updated those 1999 figures. They reviewed 4 studies of patients from
Post 50
One of the worse parts of surgery is all the pre-surgery minutia: endless paperwork, EKG, blood work, Medical Clearance, and
For the past 40 years, which is how long I have been in journalism, I have had a nose for news. So I guess it was not surprising that the news I received recently involved my nose.
I am a woman in a man's profession, and it's certainly time that the prevalence of societal sex-stereotyping is publicly addressed. We begrudgingly accept this level of misogyny and anti-family sentiment when it's subtle, constitutive and mixed with praise for being tough. After all, this is surgery. And surgeons are tough.
I began to wonder about my longevity when I read that researchers in the United Kingdom had created a survey that can calculate a person's chances of dying in the next five years.
I understood in that moment for the first time the weight of the responsibility I was taking on my shoulders... on my heart... by becoming a doctor. The pain of losing that patient was overwhelming and the sorrow from the failed miracle was so immense it could drown me.
On Sunday morning, my neighbor Carolyn knocked on my front door holding a basket of carbs and said, "I need to have my gallbladder out. I've never had an operation and have no idea how to find a surgeon to do my surgery. I don't want to die. I brought you some scones."
Good News
"It’s amazing to be able to offer this to people," Kincade told the Sacramento Bee of performing the operation on Affleck
Doctors pride themselves on their reputations. Their reputations attract patients which equals money. They want you to like them and to speak well of them. Don't be a people pleaser with a doctor. No point.
Being called chef, they complained was arrogant. I was asked to soften it by calling myself Chef Gillian (or perhaps Miss Gillian would have been more suitable and I think with that I would then be expected to trade in my chef coat for a gingham dress and apron).
Enter Larry, a very nice and very knowledgeable repair specialist, who examined the oven, performed all kinds of sophisticated
The World Post
An increasing number of women are having controversial 'virginity repair' operations on the NHS before they get married Read
Opportunity arrives through small windows that at first may not appear to be opportunities. You must actively keep looking in all the windows with eagerness, even if you don't see anything in many of them.
DETROIT, Michigan (CNN) -- It's 7 a.m. at Henry Ford Hospital, and surgeons are preparing to remove a cancerous tumor from
Like any father, I wish I could take my son's place in all of life's harrowing rides, but I settle for what I can do: sit close, hold his hand, and tighten his buckle.