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Enlarge Your Breasts? Get a Nose Job? Millions Are Doing It

So, what kind of “work” are people having these days? A new report shows a rise in cosmetic procedures like fat reduction, breast augmentation, and liposuction.

By Diane Domina

Throat Cancer Survivor Shares What It's Like to Live With a Laryngectomy

His head and neck cancer cost him his vocal cords, but he’s not letting it take his voice. This doctor shares his story of throat cancer diagnosis and how being a laryngectomee has changed him.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Robotic Surgery for Cancer: Do You Know the Risks?

The FDA has issued a warning about robotically-assisted surgical devices for cancer surgeries, including mastectomy for breast cancer and other procedures.

By Diane Domina

Everything You Need to Know About Surgery for Crohn's

Up to 75 percent of people with Crohn’s disease eventually do have surgical procedures, according to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCF). Get the facts here.

By Lisa Fields

Post-Surgery Deaths Surpass Those From HIV, TB, and Malaria Combined

Worldwide, more than 4 million people die within 30 days after surgery each year, while HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria cause nearly 3 million deaths per year.

By Diane Domina

5 Things To Know Before Hysterectomy to Treat Endometriosis

When your endometriosis symptoms are severe, you may look to hysterectomy when nothing else has worked. Here’s what you should consider before making your final decision.

By Julie Ryan

10 Questions to Ask Before Thyroid Surgery

Before scheduling surgery for your thyroidectomy, know what to expect by asking your doctor these 10 important questions.

By Mary Shomon

10 Ways to Find the Best Thyroid Doctors

After a thyroid diagnosis, finding the right doctor is essential. Here are helpful tips, links, and list-serves to help you on your search.

By Mary Shomon

Doc, Put on Your Surgical Gown Without Help

Contamination risk is lower when surgeons put on their surgical gowns without help from surgical assistants before going into the operating room.

By Diane Domina

Mommy, What's a J-Pouch?

How do you explain something as complex as a J-pouch to your little one when you have ulcerative colitis or another form of IBD? Here’s how one mom did it.

By Brooke Abbott