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New Thinking About Fish Oil and Surgery

Stopping fish oil supplements before and immediately after surgery has long been advised, but according to new research that may not be a good idea.

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Exhausted by Anemia? Try These Healing Foods

A drop in red blood cells is common after a big surgery. This post-op diet can get your recovery back on track.

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New, Drug-Free Post-Surgical Pain Relief

A newly approved device can reduce or eliminate the need for any pain meds (especially opioids) after surgery…and has benefits beyond pain relief too.

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Is Vaping OK Before Elective Surgery?

Smoking is known to slow surgical wound healing and increase risk for complications. New research finds that vaping e-cigarettes is just as bad.

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Game-Changing Pain Relief After Surgery: Exparel

The ever-present opioid epidemic is killings thousands worldwide. Enter Exparel, which may eliminate the need for any oral narcotic following surgery.

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Just a “Simple” Surgery? What Can Go Wrong with Face-Lifts, Tonsillectomy, Endoscopy and Bunion Removal

You’ve been told it’s only a “simple” surgery. But problems can occur with a facelift, colonoscopy, bunion removal or tonsillectomy. How to stay safe…

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Do You Want an Older or Younger Surgeon?

If you’re about to have surgery, is it better to have an older or younger surgeon? Recent research provides some surprising insights…

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Know the Warning Signs of Post-Op Problems

You came through your surgery with flying colors, but now that you’re home recovering, you’re worried that something isn’t going right. Here’s how to know.

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Do This At Home Before You Have Any Operation

Make your homecoming a healing one with these tips from occupational therapist Kathryn Keaney.

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Sail Through Surgery: An Anesthesiologist’s Guide

Facing the OR? Prepare with this pre-through-post-op advice from anesthesiologist Jill Zafar of Yale New Haven Hospital.

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How Can I Get Rid of Upper-Arm Flab?

Jiggly upper arms—bat wings—are an annoying fact of aging. If you’re bothered by yours, there are treatments that help.

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Do You Always Need Surgery If You Have a Hernia?

Hernias can be serious– or not. Here's how to figure that out, and what you should do about hiatal, inguinal and umbilical hernias.

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Joint-Replacement Surgery—What You Need to Know

David Sherer, MD, is an American physician, inventor, and author. He currently practices anesthesiology in the suburbs of Washington D.C.…

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Alternatives to General Anesthesia

It’s becoming more common—even for fairly complex operations. Instead of general anesthesia, which makes you unaware and immobile during surgery,…

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Watch Out for Depression After Surgery

Last year, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Two days later, I underwent five and a half hours of…