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Cosmetic Surgery Performed on Young People Has Spiked

They want to look like their favorite celebs, says new report.<p>Interesting factoid from a new report released by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: More young people are getting cosmetic surgery.<p>How many are we talking about? Last year, 64 percent of facial plastic …

Smart skin patch knows when you need your meds

Scientists developed a patch that could help patients receive drugs the minute they need them<p>A lot can go wrong when doctors prescribe drugs to patients. For one thing, there's always a chance that someone might forget to take their pill or refill their prescription. And then there's also the risk …

After Huge Weight Loss, Sagging Skin Remains

We all carry with us reminders of the person we used to be. It’s just a lot more literal for some than others. People who lose a massive amount of weight are often surprised at how unhappy they still are with their bodies. The fat is gone, but all that skin that held it in place? It didn’t go …

Teen Has Surgery to Reduce Size of Penis

(Newser) – Yes, a Florida teenager has undergone what surgeons believe to be the first procedure to reduce the size of a penis, reports Medical …

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Why you should avoid afternoon surgery

It's 3 p.m. You're checked into the hospital for a routine surgery, scheduled to begin in 15 minutes. This is the first operation you've had.<p>Lying on a small gurney, covered only by a thin patient gown, you begin to shiver. Your heart pounds. Four words race through your head: "Am I gonna die?"<p>Then …

You need surgery. So how do you find the right doctor?

One of the most frustrating experiences for patients is choosing a doctor for surgery.<p>Now two groups have come out with free ratings tools that allow people to search online for surgeons performing several major types of operations. One consumer group compiled a database that lists only top …

Making the Cut

In February 2012, LaVerne Stiles went to Citrus Memorial Hospital near her home in central Florida for what should have been a routine surgery.<p>The …

Take the Sting Out of Alternative Medicine Costs

Spotty insurance coverage means you'll often be stuck with the bill. Here's what you need to know about the costs and benefits of four common …

Naturopathic Medicine