Surgery

10 People Who Woke Up During Surgery (Part 1)

People who wake up during surgery are usually traumatized by the experience. Many of them feel the surgeon’s every cut and stitch. Unfortunately, they cannot tell anyone of the agony that they are in, as they’re usually given muscle relaxants before the surgery. The medication paralyzes the patient. 10. Carol Weihrer Carol Weihrer …

Does Smoking Marijuana Cause Lung Cancer?
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VIDEO: Does Smoking Marijuana Cause Lung Cancer?

Dr. Quillin: Hemp, cannabis, is arguably the most useful plant on earth. If you do a history of it, you look at canvas which is what our ancestors used for Conestoga wagons and for the clothing. Canvas comes from the word cannabis, because cannabis was the material that they used to …

Top 5 Cancer Causing Foods: Understanding what Causes Cancer
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Top 5 Cancer Causing Foods: Understanding what Causes Cancer

You know the seriousness of cancer. You know the toll it takes mentally, emotionally, financially, spiritually, and physically. It causes stress in your own mind and body as well as in your relationships with friends and family. Cancer treatments can make it hard to do the things you’ve always done …

Polio survivor has spent the last 65 years locked in a machine
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Polio survivor has spent the last 65 years locked in a machine

Imagine spending the majority of your day locked inside a giant iron machine. You can’t? Well, one person who can is Paul Alexander – mainly because that’s how he has spent the last 64 years. Aged six, the now 70-year-old contracted polio – an infectious viral disease that can cause …

Why are you in medicine?
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Why are you in medicine?

I was recently interviewed on a podcast and was asked the simple question, “Why are you in medicine?” In retrospect, that’s the exact question I silently ask myself in frustration and exhaustion a little bit too often while I’m in the hospital. In those moments I recognize that I feel …

Why So Many Young Doctors Work Such Awful Hours
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Why So Many Young Doctors Work Such Awful Hours

The path to becoming a doctor is notoriously difficult. Following pre-med studies and four years of medical school, freshly minted M.D.s must spend anywhere from three to seven years (depending on their chosen specialty) training as “residents” at an established teaching hospital. Medical residencies are institutional apprenticeships—and are therefore structured …

Female Surgeon Discrimination: When the Patient Ask for the Real Doctor
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Female Surgeon Discrimination: When the Patient Ask for the Real Doctor

Studies illuminate that although science and medicine have taken great strides in health and care in the last hundred years, gender roles and stereotypes still guide society’s thoughts on who can be a surgeon. But this problem stretches past the borders of America because almost 70% of newly qualified women …

"Robot surgery" are saving men from cancer
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“Robot surgery” are saving men from cancer

There’s a patient under there somewhere: The incredible medical robots that have saved a record number of men from deadly prostate cancer. £1 million Da Vinci robots have saved over 500 men with the advanced disease They are used to perform life-saving surgery at University College London Hospitals Procedures credited …

5 Cancer Types With the Poorest Long-Term Outlook
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5 Cancer Types With the Poorest Long-Term Outlook

There’s arguably no scarier diagnosis a patient can receive from their doctor than cancer. But the grim reality, based on data from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program, is that 38.5% of all people, men and women, will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during …