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Jang Jaswal

A Gift of the Heart

After suffering several major heart attacks, a transplant was Jang Jaswal's last hope. After just three months on the list, he received his new heart—and his life changed in ways he never could have imagined.

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What I Wish I’d Known Before Having Surgery for Endometriosis

“In 2013, I had the first of three laparoscopic surgeries for endometriosis. Had I known then what I know now, I could have avoided at least one of those surgeries.”

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Hysterectomy Wreaks Havoc on Your Hormones

A hysterectomy can cause major hormonal changs that put you at greater risk of thyroid cancer and other thyroid issues.

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Birth Control Options After Baratric Surgery

If you're planning to get weight loss surgery, here’s what you should know about contraception during your recovery and beyond.

Surgery in operating room.

This Hysterectomy Procedure Could Spread Undetected Uterine Cancer, Finds Study

A recent Yale study warns that a specific minimally invasive surgery used to perform the common hysterectomy can increase the risk of death in women who had undetected uterine cancer.

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Treating Lung Cancer Without Surgery

Sterotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) gives people with inoperable lung cancer new hope.

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Debunking 9 Psoriatic Arthritis Myths

Is there a cure for psoriatic arthritis, does it always include psoriasis, and do biologic medications give you cancer? Let's finally debunk these PsA myths.

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How to Live Your Best Life with BRCA

Finding out you have a BRCA gene mutation can be scary. But knowledge is power, and you can take these steps to prevent and detect breast cancer early.

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Regular Cannabis Users May Need Twice the Amount of Sedation During Surgery

While many people sing the praises of marijuana and its benefits, the drug isn’t without its risks. And the latest may affect your sedation levels in the operating room.

Woman talking to gynecologist about endometriosis treatments.

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.