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  • Prayer Request - Dad having major surgery

    08/28/2016 3:18:36 PM PDT · by Scutter · 37 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/28/2016 | Scutter
    Asking my FRiends here to please say a prayer for my father (his name is Don) who is having major surgery in a few days. He is over 80 years old, and is on blood thinners, so any form of surgery is significant. Thanks
  • Someone In Media Needs To Ask Hillary Clinton What Was Cut Out of Her Tongue…

    07/31/2016 7:54:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 113 replies
    conservativetreehouse.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | sundance
    The people trying to say ‘what’s there isn’t actually there’, are starting to look more than a little silly. It’s beyond obvious something was removed (cut out) from Hillary Clinton’s tongue. It’s clear in the before and after pictures. What was it?Some people are speculating it might be a lesion as symptomatic of a form of Oropharyngeal cancer. Two Types: HPV Positive and HPV Negative
  • Oklahoma Dog Undergoes Emergency Surgery After Swallowing Gorilla Glue

    06/13/2016 9:46:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 13, 2016 | ASHLEY KRINGEN
    One Oklahoma dog underwent emergency surgery after she swallowed Gorilla Glue. Krystal Wilson is thankful her 6-month-old Weimaraner, Lake, is safe after a very close call. Wilson said a family member brought over some Gorilla Glue for a house project last Thursday and left it out, in the dog's reach. Gorilla glue Gorilla glue The curious puppy found the glue and ate some of it. Wilson said she noticed something was obviously wrong with her dog. "Just a small amount had just swollen up to the size of a turkey leg. It was huge, pretty much took the size of...
  • Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR

    05/05/2016 5:39:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 8:40 PM EDT | Lauren Neergaard
    Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings. Much like engineers are designing self-driving cars, Wednesday’s research is part of a move toward autonomous surgical robots, removing the surgeon’s hands from certain tasks that a machine might perform all by itself. No, doctors wouldn’t leave the bedside — they’re supposed to supervise, plus they’d handle the rest of the surgery. Nor is the device ready for operating rooms. But in small tests using pigs, the robotic arm...
  • Prayers for Elizabeth

    03/13/2016 10:50:46 AM PDT · by infool7 · 45 replies
    Self | Self
    Please pray for Elizabeth she has stage two breast cancer and will have double mastectomy surgery and further cancer treatment after she delivers her second child in April. Elizabeth is my wife's cousin's daughter.
  • The VA is a corrupt medical care system that must be abolished

    02/16/2016 4:39:31 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 72 replies
    self | 2/16/16 | racebannon
    on hold with the VA for almost a full hour post op complications, maybe neighbor said my wounds are warm, they are all asking me to go to ER VA finally answers. I was so angry, I told her I was waiting 55 minutes for someone to answer the phone, what is going on?? she said, "Do you need any help from me?" I said, "I am not sure, I think I might need to go to the ER." She said, "Well, then, just go." Didn't want to discuss symptoms with me at all, anything about my condition, nothing to...
  • Gruesome images show the barbaric nature of 19th century surgery [tr]

    01/15/2016 11:03:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2016 | Madlen Davies
    Imagine having an operation without anaesthetic. Before 1846, when the first procedure using pain-numbing drugs was carried out, this was was the norm. Hamfisted and brutal, surgeons cut patients open, cracked bones and tied up arteries while they were completely conscious. Not for the squeamish, a new book contains detailed images from rare surgical textbooks discovered from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The gruesome images show eyeballs pierced, brains being sliced and feet being hacked off – and all without anaesthetic. The book, called Crucial Interventions, was drawn from The Wellcome Collection’s library, and narrated by medical historian Richard...
  • Need prayers in hospital (update: #98)

    01/08/2016 7:59:04 PM PST · by Nifster · 119 replies
    Nifster | Me
    I feel at work today. Broke my right hip. Will be in surgery tomorrow. Could always use a few extra prayers
  • Prayer Request

    10/26/2015 5:59:08 AM PDT · by Shimmer1 · 145 replies
    10/26/2015 | Shimmer1
    I've forgotten who to send this to for a prayer chain, so I'm doing it myself. If you will, please pray for FReeper Null and Void, who is having surgery today in Reno. He's due to report at 7. He'll be having surgery at maybe 9 or so, but please cover my dearest (agnostic) friend in prayer. Thanks so much. S.
  • Official: Charter plane carrying Americans takes off from Iran, lands in Dubai

    09/06/2014 4:00:40 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri September 5, 2014 | mon Prokupecz, Elise Labott and Barbara Starr
    A plane carrying Americans was forced to land in Iran by the Iranian Air Force. It was allowed to leave early Saturday. It isn't known if all are still aboard. Link only.(Excerpt) "A charter airplane carrying military contractors, including Americans, took off early Saturday from Iran, hours after its pilots were ordered to land because the flight plan was out of date, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said."
  • Transgender inmates in San Francisco jail to be housed based on identity regardless of...

    09/13/2015 5:41:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/12/15
    Transgender inmates in San Francisco jail to be housed based on identity regardless of whether they have had surgery The San Francisco jail is taking steps to house female transgender inmates based on their gender identity by the end of the year, regardless if they have had gender reassignment surgery. The move is the beginning of a two-phase policy expansion, announced Thursday, that will ultimately house transgender women and men in the jail based on their preferred gender identity. The women will participate in classes, job training, physical recreation, and other programs in the women's jail during the day but...
  • (vanity) Prayers for my father's bypass surgery today!

    07/29/2015 7:44:42 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 59 replies
    me | 7/29/15 | me
    Hello all. Asking for more prayers for my father. Today he is at Hopkins to have triple-bypass surgery. This is harrowing enough, as is the thought of "recovery" with them cutting bones for it, but last night I just got a call from my aunt (his sister) and she stated that she and my uncle (brother), who is paralyzed, have a defect in their spines and that my dad should ensure surgeons are aware of this because of possible genetic similarity. I called my parents this morning to tell them (my aunt oddly did not mention it to them). But...
  • Doctors save man’s hand by grafting it to his leg (Image Enclosed)

    07/20/2015 3:58:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Fox ^ | July 20, 2015 | Staff
    All you Not true without pictures guys, DU is calling. After a man’s hand was chopped off during a work accident, surgeons saved it by attaching it to his leg, Central European News (CEN) reported. Zhou, a factory worker in central China, had his left hand chopped off due to the incident, which involved spinning blade machine. When he was taken to the hospital, his arm and severed hand were badly wounded, leading doctors to decide to graft it to his right ankle. For over a month, the appendage was left there, so the nerves and tendons could heal. "Under...
  • Prayer Request

    06/21/2015 9:37:58 PM PDT · by null and void · 122 replies
    Vanity | 6/21/15 | nully
    Please pray for Shimmer1. Tomorrow, Monday, Shimmer1, well, let her tell it: I'm in the hospital with yet another infection but they've got it under control so Surgery has been moved up to tomorrow an is at 8 am [EST] and should last about 6 hours. It's to heal my mastectomy site which is still open and draining. Recovery time should be about 3 weeks. We will see. Thank you for your prayers. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers throughout the day.
  • Prayer Request

    06/15/2015 6:20:21 AM PDT · by Oratam · 16 replies
    Vanity | June 15, 2015 | Oratam
    I'm asking Freepers to pray for my friend Bridget who had surgery a little more than a week ago to remove a cancerous tumor growing on her pancreas that was affecting that organ as well as her liver and gallbladder. Had it not been for the surgery, she was sure to die in months if not weeks.The surgery performed, known as The Whipple Procedure, is major surgery and has a high morbidity rate. Fortunately, it was performed by the best possible surgeon, Dr. John Chabot of Columbia-Presbyterian.Still, her recovery has been problematic. In addition to the pain, a few of...
  • Transgender Surgery Isn't the Solution [Surgery increases likelihood of Suicide 20X]

    06/05/2015 4:48:54 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6/12/2014 | Paul McHugh
    A 2011 study at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden produced the most illuminating results yet regarding the transgendered, evidence that should give advocates pause. The long-term study—up to 30 years—followed 324 people who had sex-reassignment surgery. The study revealed that beginning about 10 years after having the surgery, the transgendered began to experience increasing mental difficulties. Most shockingly, their suicide mortality rose almost 20-fold above the comparable nontransgender population.
  • Why the First Hospital to Do Sex-Reassignment Surgeries No Longer Does Them

    05/11/2015 10:47:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Stand to Reason ^ | 06/21/2014 | Amy K. Hall
    Greg referenced this article by Paul McHugh (former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital) on the show Tuesday, and it's worth posting an excerpt here, as well: [P]olicy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention. This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects. The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken—it does not correspond with physical reality. The...
  • BREAKING: Freddy Gray Had Spine Surgery Just One Week Before Arrest

    04/28/2015 3:24:35 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 248 replies
    FourthEstate ^ | Apr28, 2015 | FourthEstate
    CONFIRMED: Court records show Freddie Gray was receiving a structured settlement from Allstate Insurance and attempted to convert it into one lump sum in early March ———————————————————————————————————————————– EXCLUSIVE: The Fourth Estate has learned that Freddy Gray’s life-ending injuries to his spine may have possibly been the result of spinal and neck surgery that he allegedly received a week before he was arrested, not from rough excessively rough treatment or abuse from police. The Fourth Estate has contacted sources who allege that Freddy Gray received spinal and neck surgery a week before we was arrested, and was allegedly receiving a large...
  • Freddie Gray had spine surgery before his arrest

    04/28/2015 4:23:48 PM PDT · by revivaljoe · 9 replies
    fourth estate ^ | 4/28/2015 | fouth estate
    Freddie Gray had a pre-existing spinal and neck injury and had severe damage and scar tissue from an accident that Allstate Insurance was paying him a large structured settlement. Freddie had several unsuccessful spinal fusion surgeries, he most recent spinal/cervical operation was a week and a half before he was arrested. Freddie should have been at home in bed resting and recovering from recent major operation instead of manufacturing and distributing drugs on the streets and resisting arrest. Freddie has a criminal record pages long for manufacturing and distributing controlled dangerous drugs that were cocaine crack heroine etc. along with...
  • Harry Reid: I'm Blind in One Eye

    04/09/2015 3:40:54 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 45 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 8, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Senate minority leader Harry Reid is blind in one eye. The news comes a week after Reid announced that he will retire at the end of this session of Congress and not run for reelection. “It looked like somebody had hit you,” Fusion newscaster Jorge Ramos told Reid in a recent interview. “Are you afraid that you might not regain your eyesight?” “No, I’m over that, ‘cause I can’t see out of my eye, and that’s the way it’s going to be until something comes along that’ll change it,” Reid responded to Ramos. “Right now, I’ve had 11 hours of...
  • Prayer Request - Buster

    04/08/2015 8:07:51 AM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 16 replies
    Please if you are moved, I ask for a prayer request for my Buster. He has a tumor surgery this morning. It appears to be a clear, easy removal, and he's strong, and we have a great vet and anesthesiologist, but prayer always helps. We are praying for an excellent surgery with no problems, that everyone who works with him does well and is blessed, and that he comes out very well and recovers well and quickly.
  • Your surgery is warming the planet, a little

    04/07/2015 2:59:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    UPI ^ | April 7, 2015 | By Brooks Hays
    A new study suggests the gases commonly used to knock out patients before surgery are accumulating in the atmosphere, and may be contributing to global warming. Scientists say atmospheric concentrations of common anesthetic gases like desflurane, isoflurane and sevoflurane are on the rise, and have been detected as far away as Antarctica. "Health care in and of itself in the U.S. is one of the worst polluting industries," said Jodi Sherman, an anesthesiologist at the Yale University School of Medicine who reviewed the GRL paper. "It generates 8 percent of U.S. greenhouse gases according to one study. According to the...
  • Bryson surgery

    03/16/2015 7:17:00 AM PDT · by knarf · 36 replies
    self ^ | March 16, 2015 | knarf
    Bryson went in for a five or six hour,open heart surgery in Childrens,Pittsburgh at 6 am
  • Hillary Clinton Has Been M.I.A. Lately -- and Here's Why

    01/28/2015 7:12:59 AM PST · by StAntKnee · 57 replies
    ABC Radio ^ | Jan. 26, 2015 | ABC Radio
    At a time when many potential 2016 presidential contenders appear to be starting the ignition of their campaigns, Hillary Clinton has pressed the brake pedal. Or so it seems. Clinton’s calendar, which was jam-packed throughout most of last year with paid speeches, award ceremonies, fundraisers, book tour stops, campaign appearances and official Clinton Foundation business, is now virtually empty. (SNIP) At a time when many potential 2016 presidential contenders appear to be starting the ignition of their campaigns, Hillary Clinton has pressed the brake pedal. Or so it seems. Clinton’s calendar, which was jam-packed throughout most of last year with...
  • At the NIH, white-tailed deer get sterilized in luxurious surgery rooms ($1K each)

    12/25/2014 7:29:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/24/14 | Steve Hendrix
    **SNIP** While its long-term effectiveness is still unclear, surgical sterilization seems to be gaining popularity in this white-tailed-rich region. The procedure, less invasive than dog and cat spaying, is an alternative to controlled hunting, which provokes opposition from animal-welfare activists, and to immunization, which requires yearly doses of a dart-delivered contraceptive vaccine. DeNicola has already spayed a herd in a Baltimore suburb, where a population boom has stabilized. And in Fairfax City, he conducted Virginia’s first ovary-removal program when his team operated on 18 female deer in the police garage. The procedures, which cost about $1,000 per doe, are being...
  • Prayer Request

    12/17/2014 6:15:55 AM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 66 replies
    Just a quick prayer request for my pet Buster. He's having surgery this morning to remove a well-contained tumor in a lymph node. It should go well, but I ask for prayers for him and the medical staff working with him this morning. He's in good shape to recover and we're asking for everything to go smoothly and for a good recovery. Thanks,
  • If a Fetus is Just a “Clump of Cells” Explain These Unborn Babies Getting Surgery in the Womb

    12/15/2014 3:18:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/15/14 | Drew Belsky
    The Daily Signal has an in-depth article today on doctors’ controversial efforts to perform successful surgeries on babies. Of course, no one would ever find such a story controversial if it didn’t center on babies who have not been born yet. The Signal piece profiles Drs. Michael Harrison and Scott Adzick, two pioneers in the field of fetal surgery who set about “upending science as the world knew it” in the early ’80s. “The idea arose from the frustration of caring for babies after birth and realizing it was too late: the damage was already done,” said Adzick, chief of...
  • Fetal surgery gives the lie to 'clump of cells' talking point

    12/15/2014 1:48:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/15/2014 | Drew Belsky
    <p>The Daily Signal has an in-depth article today on doctors' controversial efforts to perform successful surgeries on babies.  Of course, no one would ever find such a story controversial if it didn't center on babies who have not been born yet.</p>
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes surgery to address artery blockage

    11/26/2014 5:30:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to hospital on Wednesday where she underwent heart surgery to address a blockage in her right coronary artery. “The coronary blockage was discovered after Justice Ginsburg experienced discomfort during routine exercise last night and was taken to the hospital,” read a statement on her condition. “She is resting comfortably and is expected to be discharged in the next 48 hours.”Now, health scares like these are nothing to joke about, and all our readers surely wish “The Notorious R.B.G.” well. That having been said, it would be dishonest to not note the...
  • Prayer request for mamzelle's loved one--

    11/25/2014 7:05:28 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 28 replies
    Mamzelle
    Facing surgery today--not me, but lived one. Would appreciate prayers for a successful outcome.
  • 'Vacation Breasts' May Be Next Big Thing in Plastic Surgery

    11/11/2014 3:51:35 PM PST · by njslim · 136 replies
    ABC Good Morning America ^ | 11/11/14 | Genevieve Shaw Brown
    Think of it as test driving plastic surgery: You wouldn't buy a car without driving it, seeing how it feels when you sit in the seat. So why should breasts be any different? The New York plastic surgeon who developed the "insta breast," a saline injection into the breast that gives the impression of implants for 24 hours, is now working on a method that would last two to three weeks.
  • Foot Surgery CANCELLED b/c I smoke 1 to 3 Cigs a Day. Damn!

    10/31/2014 3:14:25 PM PDT · by lee martell · 210 replies
    Oct. 31, 2014 | lee martell
    I was supposed to have surgery on one of my ankles to reduce chronic pain. Eventually, I will need flatfoot corrective surgery on the right foot too. I've been ready for quite some time, and miss being able to walk without limping like an old man. The procedure would be a Sub-Talar Fusion. I have Veterans' Health Insurance only. I was less than 3 days away from the surgery date when I got a call from one of the Resident Surgeons. Apparently, he had been told that I use e-cigs and sometime actual cigarettes. My actual cig use is very...
  • 'Operation' game inventor can't afford his surgery

    10/28/2014 2:22:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/28/14 | Hailey Lee
    Fifty years ago, John Spinello, a student at the University of Illinois, invented the board game 'Operation' which lets kids pretend to be surgeons. Now at the age of 77, Spinello can't afford his own real-life operation, reports Huffington Post. The oral surgery that he needs will cost him $25,000—a burdensome bill after selling the rights to his 'Operation' game to Milton Bradley for just $500.
  • Getting ready for surgery

    10/23/2014 9:31:43 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 23 replies
    10/23/14 | Self
    In surgical prep. Having my 6th hand surgery. Wish me luck.
  • Muslim nurses refuse to wash hands before operation...

    10/23/2014 5:58:08 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 44 replies
    www.youngcons.com ^ | ukn | Michael Cantrell
    Muslim nurses in the UK have now been granted the option of participating in medical operations without washing their hands. If this gives you the willies and makes you feel a bit icky inside, it should. Washing hands is a basic tenet of good hygiene and helps prevent the spread of diseases and infections, especially to those most susceptible to them, such as individuals receiving an operation. Check out the reason given by these nurses to justify this insanity.
  • Going under the knife tomorrow (vanity)

    10/21/2014 6:08:34 PM PDT · by Celtic Conservative · 131 replies
    L4, L5 | 10/21/14 | My anxious brain
    Well, having a double laminectomy/ Discectomy tomorrow. I don't really want to do it, but the doctor says the longer I wait the less likely function will return. I have 50% weakness in the left leg and a foot drop. It turns out I have direct impingement on the nerves which is blocking the nerve impulses. I've done excersize/therapy in the past. This time 0% improvement after 5 weeks of therapy. If this doesn't give me some improvement I'm looking at medical retirement (law enforcement). I don't really want to retire now, but God is good, I guess we'll let...
  • Britain's oldest sex change as James becomes Ruth at 81 thanks to NHS surgery

    10/12/2014 1:51:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    The Mirror (UK) ^ | Oct 11, 2014 | Lewis Panther
    A former RAF navigator has become the oldest person in Britain to have sex change surgery – at the age of 81. The NHS op for Ruth Rose, once a man named James, drew criticism because of her age. But she said: “I always knew I was in the wrong body. She used to be James, a divorced father of three and grandfather of four. Despite Ruth’s secret desire for change, the couple stayed together for 42 years. The marriage ended in an amicable ­divorce and they are still close.
  • Joan Rivers had surprise throat biopsy that cut off her air supply, source claims

    09/10/2014 3:49:35 AM PDT · by iowamark · 55 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/9/2014 | Don Kaplan
    EXCLUSIVE: The late comedian went to Yorkville Endoscopy for a routine endoscopy on Aug. 28, but a doctor — who arrived with Rivers' entourage — offered to perform a biopsy after another doctor noticed 'something' on the entertainer's vocal chords, a medical source told the Daily News. The routine surgical procedure Joan Rivers was supposed to undergo turned deadly when a doctor who arrived at the clinic with the legendary comic’s entourage performed an unplanned biopsy on her vocal cords, a medical source who was briefed on the case told The News. Such a procedure is not supposed to be...
  • Surgery Prices Surge With Innovation and Consolidation Under Obamacare

    09/01/2014 11:53:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    wrcbtv ^ | 8/31/14 | NBC News
    NBC News - The price to remove a gall bladder or replace a hip has spiked more than 20 percent during the past five years, according to an analysis of data collected for NBC News. Surgery has bloomed into a $500 billion industry in the United States, where 80 to 100 million procedures are performed annually — a per-capita rate that's some 50 percent higher than in the European Union, said Dr. John Birkmeyer, a researcher and adjunct professor at the Dartmouth Institute and in the university's Community & Family Medicine program. The reason? Expensive yet safer technologies and hospital...
  • Joan Rivers in critical condition after surgery

    08/28/2014 9:08:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 83 replies
    NY Post -- Page 6 ^ | 8-28-14 | tasha Velez, Derrick Bryson Taylor, Larry Celona and Natalie O'Neill
    Joan Rivers is in critical condition after she stopped breathing during a medical procedure on Thursday, police sources tell The Post. The E! Fashion critic, 81, was a patient at Yorkville Endoscopy on East 93rd street near Third Avenue in New York City, police sources told The Post. After she stopped breathing, a 911 call was placed at around 9:40 a.m. TMZ reports the caller said, “We have somebody in either cardiac or respiratory arrest.” She was reportedly rushed to Mount Sinai hospital.
  • Henry Kissinger, 91, undergoes heart surgery in New York

    07/15/2014 5:09:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 15, 2014
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger underwent heart surgery at a New York City hospital on Tuesday and was resting comfortably, hospital officials said. Kissinger, 91, underwent an aortic valve replacement procedure, according to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
  • Their Bodies, Our Bucks: Should taxpayers foot the bill for gender reassignment surgery?

    07/02/2014 2:39:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/02/2014 | Spencer Case
    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick wants to force taxpayers to foot the bill for gender reassignment surgery. Patrick announced two administrative actions in June to provide Medicaid coverage for sex-change surgery. Oregon and California taxpayers already pay for sex changes through Medicaid. The same day Patrick made his announcement, the Massachusetts Division of Insurance moved to prohibit private insurers from excluding individuals undergoing sexual transition from coverage. The measures follow a May 30 decision by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reverse a 33-year-old policy to exclude those treatments from Medicare coverage. A few days earlier, the mayor...
  • Federal health board rules Medicare can pay for transgender recipients' sex-change surgeries

    05/30/2014 10:05:05 AM PDT · by Lady4Liberty · 11 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal health board rules Medicare can pay for transgender recipients' sex-change surgeries.
  • Prayers Requested for Wife

    05/27/2014 4:20:13 AM PDT · by gov_bean_ counter · 23 replies
    Self | 24-May-2014 | gov_bean_ counter
    Prayers requested for my wife. She is having neck surgery today at around 11:30 Central Time. C5/C6 and C6/C7 area to be fused. Disks basically gone. C3/C4 and C4/C5 damaged as well and will be dealt with later...
  • Prayer Request: Please Pray for My Mom Having Knee Surgery Today

    04/09/2014 4:08:28 AM PDT · by Pajamajan · 43 replies
    me
    My mom is in her senior years and having surgery on her knee today. Any prayers for her would be most appreciated.
  • Any Freepers who have had gall bladder surgery?

    02/20/2014 9:04:16 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 43 replies
    Feb 20, 2014 | Me
    I just did a 3 day stint in the hospital for Pancreatitis which may be caused by gall stones. The doctor recommends that I get my gall bladder and the gall stones removed. Considering that I have good insurance, I am going to go through the procedure.
  • Surgical 3D printing BioPen writes in bone, nerve and muscle

    02/07/2014 8:25:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    DVICE ^ | 02/07/2014 | Colin Druce-McFadden
    Credit: University of Wollongong Scientists at the University of Wollongong (that's a real place) in Australia have developed a device that replaces traditional surgery with something more akin to an art project. The BioPen is a handheld 3D printer that can actually print bone directly onto patients during surgery. Soon, surgeons will simply be able to doodle their patients back to health.The BioPen uses a stem cell ink which can be coaxed into differentiating into muscle, bone, or nerve cells. A seaweed-based growth culture encourages the cells to thrive in their new environment while a second polymer, cured by the...
  • Difficulty Adding Newborns to Obamacare Not a “Glitch” Says Sebelius

    01/04/2014 8:32:41 AM PST · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    While admitting that the process for adding a new baby to a family's Affordable Care Act insurance coverage is “difficult,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius denied that it is yet another of a seemingly endless series of “glitches” to the program. “Though this may come as a shock to some, the world is over-populated,” Sebelius contended. “Adding more people is something we need to discourage. Since we cannot outright restrict family sizes like they do in China we have to make do with a 'second-best' policy. The annoyance and anxiety factors that attend the paperwork aspect of the...
  • Plastic surgeon turns daughters into Barbie dolls (Video included)

    12/14/2013 9:34:40 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec. 13, 2013 | QMI Agency
    Dr. Michael Niccole takes pride in his profession and the spoils of his work can be seen in his children. The Orange County plastic surgeon has operated on his adopted 25-year-old daughters multiple times over the years, according to a video by Barcroft Media. Daughter Brittani says in the video her first surgery was breast augmentation after she finished high school at 18. Then she got a nose job right before her 21st birthday and started Botox injections at the age of 22. Meanwhile, her sister Charm got her navel changed from an outie to an innie when she was...
  • Doctors Save Severed Hand By Sewing to Man's Ankle

    12/16/2013 10:14:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 16 Dec 2013, 7:17 AM PDT | by Jon David Kahn
    After a man lost his right hand in a work place accident in November, doctors in Changsha, Hunan province successfully reattached the limb by grafting it to his ankle for a month. The man, Xiao Wei, said that at the time of the accident he "was just shocked and frozen to the spot, until colleagues unplugged the machine and retrieved my hand and took me to the hospital. I am still young, and I couldn't imagine life without a right hand." Doctors, opted to graft the hand to Wei's ankle to prevent it from dying while they worked on his...