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  • Rand Paul to have surgery in Canada due to injuries sustained during assault

    01/15/2019 6:28:49 AM PST · by Califreak · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/14/19 | Unnamed
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbor tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home. The Republican lawmaker is scheduled to cross the border for outpatient surgery scheduled sometime during the week of Jan. 21 at a hospital in Thornhill, Ontario, his attorneys said in a recent filing in Paul's lawsuit against Rene Boucher, who attacked Paul while the senator was doing yard work. The surgery is related to the 2017 attack, the court document says. Boucher pleaded guilty to...
  • When Your Birth Control Implant Doesn’t Stay In Your Arm: The Truth about Nexplanon

    01/13/2019 4:24:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | January 12, 2019 | Grace Stark
    You know the one, with all of the stylishly dressed young women killing it in the workplace, telling you that they’ve “armored up” against an unplanned pregnancy? It’s clever enough, as the Nexplanon implant goes into one’s arm. Unfortunately, Merck (the makers of Nexplanon) may have to come up with another clever slogan for their device, as reports have surfaced that the matchstick-sized implant has a nasty habit of migrating elsewhere in a woman’s body, instead of staying put in her arm. Like other methods of long-acting reversible contraception (or, “LARCs”), the Nexplanon implant is increasingly favored by patients and...
  • Woman tests positive for hepatitis B after NJ surgery center alerts thousands of potential exposure

    01/03/2019 12:47:25 PM PST · by DFG · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/03/2018 | Madeline Farber
    A New York woman has tested positive for hepatitis B after undergoing surgery at a facility in New Jersey that recently warned more than 3,000 patients that they may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis as a result of “deficiencies in infection control” at the center. The 58-year-old Brooklyn woman, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy reasons, underwent shoulder surgery at the HealthPlus Surgery Center in August. In December, she was one of the 3,778 patients who received a letter from the Saddlebrook surgery center that urged those who underwent a procedure between January 2018 and Sept. 7,...
  • N.J. surgery center that possibly exposed thousands to HIV had rusty equipment, reports says

    12/29/2018 1:06:53 PM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    nbcnews ^ | Dec. 29, 2018 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    The New Jersey surgery center that may have exposed more than 3,700 patients to HIV and hepatitis used rusty equipment and had soiled bed sheets, according to a report from the state's department of health. HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, was closed on Sept. 7 after the New Jersey Department of Health discovered multiple violations of sterilization and sanitation requirements, according to a citation summary sheet made public on Friday. The state allowed HealthPlus Surgery Center to reopen on Sept. 28... "We are aware of patients with pre-existing conditions such as HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C....
  • Alzheimer’s could be triggered by medical procedures, study suggests

    12/27/2018 5:34:11 AM PST · by cba123 · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/13/2018 | Sarah Knapton
    The seeds of Alzheimer’s disease can be transmitted through medical procedures, scientists have found, leading experts to call for the monitoring of blood transfusions from the elderly and those with a family history of dementia. In 2015, researchers at University College London discovered that people who developed Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) following treatments with human growth hormone also showed signs of Alzheimer’s in their brains after death. (Please see full article at link)
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes surgery

    12/21/2018 10:00:45 AM PST · by libstripper · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 21, 2018 | By Dan Berman and Veronica Stracqualursi
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung Friday at a New York hospital, the Supreme Court announced. There is no evidence of any remaining disease, says a court spokesperson, nor is there evidence of disease elsewhere in the body.
  • Jessica Starr, Fox 2 meteorologist, commits suicide at age 35

    12/13/2018 1:15:19 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 160 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 13, 2018 | Alexandra Klausner
    A married mother of two and meteorologist for Fox 2 Detroit died by suicide, the station said Thursday. Jessica Starr, 35, who lived in Novi, Michigan, is survived by her husband, Dan, and her two children, a 5-year-old son named Noah, and a 3-year-old daughter named Riley, the Springfield News-Sun reported. The station did not provide more details about her death. [snip] Prior to her death, Starr spoke out publicly about her recovery from Lasik surgery, which she had done in October. She was out of work for several weeks and struggled with dry eye following the procedure, reported the...
  • Dallas Marathon Heart Attack Survivor to Run This Year’s Race With Surgeon Who Saved Him

    12/08/2018 7:20:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 8, 2018 | Elizabeth Millard
    During last year’s Dallas Marathon relay, Dwayne Pickens had only 5.2 miles for his segment, and he was confident that he’d breeze through it, considering he’d run eight miles the weekend before. About two miles in, the breathing issues started. He told Runner’s World that it was a cold morning, so he thought the cool air was affecting his lungs and making it more challenging to breathe. The next thing he remembers is waking up in the emergency room, where he found out that, technically, he’d been dead on the course for about two minutes. Although he’d never had any...
  • Baby who had spine surgery in womb thriving after birth

    11/26/2018 5:18:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Fox news ^ | 11/26/2018
    Medics told the couple the only treatment available in the U.K. was surgery by a doctor who'd never performed the operation before, so they paid £9,000 (approx. $11,550) to have it done in Germany. Piper-Kohl Kelly was born prematurely at 30 weeks and four days - and now shares a birthday and name with Prof. Thomas Kohl, the In a race against time, the couple took out a loan and traveled 570 miles to Germany for the intricate operation, which has to be carried out before 26 weeks. The three-hour operation saw surgeons insert a "fetoscope" - a small telescope...
  • Top surgeon warns: “Sex change regret” now rising in America

    11/09/2018 4:40:35 PM PST · by deandg99 · 64 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/09/2018 | Ethan Huff
    Thousands of transgenders who drastically altered their physical attributes in an attempt to become the opposite sex are now having buyers’ remorse, according to one of the world’s top genital reconstructive surgeons. So-called “sex change regret,” says Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic, also a professor, is now reaching epic proportions, as many of those who were sold a bill of goods about “becoming themselves” are coming to the shocking realization that mutilating their sexual organs and dressing in the stereotypical garb of the opposite gender isn’t the cure for their gender dysphoria. Speaking to Canada’s National Post, Dr. Djordjevic explained how he...
  • More foreigners coming to Korea for plastic surgery

    10/10/2018 5:39:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | October 11, 2018 | Staff
    SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Yonhap) -- More than 48,000 foreigners came to South Korea last year to get cosmetic surgery, spending some 215 billion won (US$189.12 million), health ministry data showed on Thursday. The numbers provided to Rep. Nam In-soon of the ruling Democratic Party for a parliamentary audit showed 397,882 foreign patients visited South Korea last year and paid 639.9 billion won in medical fees. The numbers are down 6.5 percent for the volume of patients and down 25.6 percent for the amount of money spent. Corresponding figures for plastic surgery patients, however, increased. There were 968 more foreigners who...
  • Oldest person in Britain (81) to have reassignment surgery shares her joy at becoming a woman (tr)

    09/02/2018 6:01:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    The Sun ^ | September 2, 2018 | Carri-Ann Taylor
    A TRANSGENDER woman has spoken of her joy at becoming the oldest person in Britain to have surgery. Ruth Rose, 85, had a reassignment op four years ago after her doctor told her she could be considered for the full procedure. She has defended the £4,000 cost of the surgery by sitting on an NHS advisory board and volunteering for charities that support old people. Ruth told the BBC: “It is only in the past 15 years that this has become acceptable. Before that people thought it was just for freaks.” Ruth had the surgery after living as a woman...
  • How bad is astigmatism ?

    05/20/2018 7:07:10 PM PDT · by George from New England · 42 replies
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    I have pending cataract surgery in a days time. Being told to pay an extra $1000 for a toric lense to correct 1.19 astigmatism. No insurance or benefit will cover as this can be accomplished with normal glasses. I don't think I will tell the difference, because when we use $1 readers and I have done so for 20 years, there is no astigmatism correction present. My eye exams going back years show me at a 1.00 astig. level for years and years. So why bother at this level 1.19 of concern ? Any freepers please comment. Really want to...
  • I'm Sorry for this Vanity. Cataract Surgery - YIKES!!

    05/16/2018 2:41:09 PM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 125 replies
    None | May 16, 2016 | A Blind Woman
    Hey FReoples! I'm too young for cataracts, but so is my sister so apparently it's a genetic condition. Went to the Ophthalmologist earlier today on a referral from my Optometrist who discovered them a month ago. Was expecting "Oh, yeah, but you can wait a few years" but got "Oh, the right eye is pretty bad, you should do this now". Then I got the impression this was a production line deal, the Doc wanted me to file for insurance approval and make all appointments on the spot more or less, and THEN went into his sales pitch about lasers...
  • Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery at Walter Reed medical center

    05/14/2018 12:23:37 PM PDT · by ethom · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 23 minutes ago | Kate Bennett
    First lady Melania Trump underwent kidney surgery Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, DC, according to a statement from her office. Trump had been experiencing an issue with her kidney that her office described as benign but requiring medical attention. "This morning, first lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful and there were no complications," the first lady's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement. "Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the...
  • John McCain undergoes surgery for intestinal infection

    04/16/2018 5:30:44 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2018 | Ted Barrett
    (CNN) - Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, who has has been undergoing treatment for a brain cancer diagnosis in his home state since late last year, is hospitalized in stable condition after undergoing surgery for an intestinal infection, his office said Monday. In a statement, his office said, "On Sunday, Senator McCain was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis."
  • Surgeon performs brain surgery on wrong patient (Kenya)

    03/04/2018 8:16:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 4, 2018 | David Boroff
    A patient at a hospital in Kenya is "progressing well" after a doctor mistakenly performed brain surgery on him. The neurosurgeon who did the recent procedure and the CEO of the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi were both suspended, according to the Guardian. There was a mix-up between one patient who needed to have a blood clot removed and another who merely needed medication for a swollen head, the newspaper reported. "The hospital deeply regrets this event and has done all it can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the patient in question," the hospital said in a statement,...
  • Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves reveals he had his ribs removed so his beloved blazers [tr]

    01/23/2018 7:49:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 23, 2018 | Rebecca Davison
    He garnered headlines after becoming the first man to have four ribs removed in a £28,000 procedure. And Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves, 34, talked about the reasons for the procedure during an interview on This Morning on Tuesday. He said: 'I have had to do this so I don’t have to get my blazers refitted as they were all too tight. Now they all fit again and my tailor will be out of a job.
  • Prayer Request (Vanity)

    12/14/2017 2:47:35 PM PST · by piytar · 26 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/14/2017 | piytar
    <p>A dear friend's elderly mother fell and broke some toes. Turns out she also broke her him in two place. She is in surgery right now. Prayers requested.</p>
  • TAVR compared to SAVR in intermediate risk patients with aortic stenosis

    12/02/2017 9:01:27 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 22 replies
    News Medical Life Sciences ^ | November 1, 2017 | Dr. David J. Cohen
    Analysis of the PARTNER 2A trial and the SAPIEN-3 Intermediate Risk registry found transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to be highly cost-effective compared with surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in intermediate surgical risk patients with aortic stenosis. Findings were reported today at the 29th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), TCT is the world's premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. Researchers led by Dr. David J. Cohen (Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO) used data from the PARTNER 2A randomized trial and the SAPIEN-3 Intermediate Risk registry...