| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:04 AM
It's a common refrain in Gia D'Anna's office: Extra inches that childbirth or time left around the middle are resisting diet and exercise.
D'Anna is the office manager for a Lutherville plastic surgeon, and, as a mother, she sympathizes with the...
| Aug 9, 2012
In a dental office overlooking the Magnificent Mile, Valerie Carlson teared up as she recalled traumatic dental surgery that left her filled with fear when she was a teenager.
On this day, she was to undergo preparatory work for dental implants. Normally...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Fern Cooper, 65, and 13 other cataract-surgery patients arrived at Ontario's Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on June 25 to learn that they would not receive the usual anesthesia because the hospital had decided to schedule an "experimental day" to evaluate...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:00 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies and toddlers who went under anesthesia during surgery ended up having slightly worse scores on language and reasoning tests as 10-year-olds, in a new study.
That doesn't prove the anesthesia is to blame, researchers...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 4:30 PM
When it comes to raising replacement heifers on a dairy farm, there are some duties that just can’t be avoided. Dehorning calves is one of these duties. Okay, I guess technically you could raise a cow with horns, but we all know what a bad idea that...
| Mar 28, 2013
The University of California has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a federal whistle-blower lawsuit charging falsification of records and poor supervision of patients by UC Irvine anesthesiologists.
The suit said anesthesiologists at the university's...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Surgery on older people can be riskier than other generations. But it can be safely done if doctors take certain precautions. Dr. Mark Katlic, chief of surgery at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and an expert on surgical care of patients 80 and older, talks...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 9:19 AM
When my Chihuahua had her teeth cleaned last week, the vet said her heart rate went down into the high 60s and that an episode of second-degree heart block occurred, but they reversed it with meds. Does this mean she is at risk of it happening again under...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Last week I was describing the attitude differences between beef cows and dairy cows. I recently had the opportunity to examine a sick beef-dairy hybrid cow that needed abdominal surgery to repair a twisted stomach. We typically do this surgery with the...
| Mar 29, 2013
The Shedd Aquarium had a problem: From time to time, its penguins did not have happy feet.
The birds, particularly the older ones, developed bumblefoot — uncomfortable lesions that can be caused by standing too long on a rough surface. The Shedd...
| Mar 7, 2011
Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen, who developed the first self-contained underwater breathing apparatus — scuba gear — while studying medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1930s and '40s, died Feb. 11 at a retirement home in Newtown,...