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Treatment with UV light could be the newest fat-loss technique to help obese patients lose weight!

India saw a weight-loss surgery every half hour in 2019, as per a Lancet study. The country has wit…

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Falling birth rates are freaking countries out and spawning dubious fixes like tax breaks, cheaper cars, and free surgery

Countries are trying everything to combat declining fertility rates, with some eye-popping approach…

Joshua Zitser   


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My son needed brain surgery to stop his seizures. Even though I'm his mom, I had a hard time making decisions.

Samantha Harney's son Trevor has epilepsy and was having daily seizures. Doctors removed a part of …

Kelly Burch   


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After humans, ants are now the only species found performing life-saving surgery on others of their species!

In a fascinating turn of events, scientists have documented that Florida carpenter ants engage in s…

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Big corporate American hospitals now want you to pay up front for surgery

UnitedHealth, a giant health insurance company, has been buying up hospitals and surgery centers. N…

Katie Balevic   


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I had bariatric surgery and lost 120 pounds. It allowed me to run my first half-marathon at age 45.

Anthony Quintano overcame obesity and depression through gastric sleeve surgery, healthy habits, an…

Jane Ridley   


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Two-time champion Andy Murray pulls out of Wimbledon singles, will focus on doubles

A two-time champion Andy Murray has opted to withdraw from singles at Wimbledon.

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Doctors performed surgery on minor's private parts instead of injured leg, allege parents; probe on

The doctors recently performed a circumcision surgery on his private part instead of the injured le…

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She tried everything to overcome an eating disorder. Then, she found 'magic' mushrooms.

Danielle Meinert had ARFID, an eating disorder defined by "safe" and "unsafe" foods. She says a psi…

Julia Pugachevsky   


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I've been lying about my age since I was 24, and I don't see anything wrong with that

Lying about your age can be seen as a dating red flag because you'll lie about other things too. Ni…

Nicola Prentis   


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I got tested for the BRCA gene mutation while I was pregnant. With my family history, I knew I wanted a double mastectomy regardless of the results.

In this excerpt from "Nearly Departed," Gila Pfeffer describes getting tested for the BRCA gene mut…

Gila Pfeffer   


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I'm the only one of my siblings who had a relationship with our father, so I was his caretaker. I don't regret it.

When my father got sick, I became his caretaker. I'm the eldest child and only daughter, and my bro…

Lynnette Lyons   


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Kate Middleton was diagnosed with cancer after an abdominal surgery. Here's how that happens.

A doctor explains why pathologists analyze tissue and screen for cancer after unrelated invasive su…

Julia Pugachevsky   


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I'm an Olympic athlete heading to Paris this summer, but I'm also a medical student. Here's how I pursue both dreams.

Kat Holmes is headed to the Paris Olympics, but she's also in medical school to become a doctor. Sh…

Kristina Puga   


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A woman's breast cancer was missed on multiple mammograms. She had higher breast density, which can hide tumors.

JoAnn Pushkin was late-diagnosed with breast cancer. She found out she had dense breasts, which mak…

Julia Pugachevsky   


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My identical twin and I needed open heart surgery on the same day. Doctors had to color-code us to tell us apart.

Twins Pablo and Julio Delcid were told they needed open heart surgery related to Marfan syndrome th…

Kelly Burch   


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A stranger fat-shamed me while I was grocery shopping. It taught me a valuable lesson about how I'm perceived.

A plus-size woman was shocked when a stranger commented on her buying a pack of cookies. She realiz…

Melissa Drake   


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I'm married but also date other people. Our partnership is forever, and this way, both of our needs are met.

My wife and I are in a poly vee marriage. Ethical nonmonogamy works for us, and we have rules for o…

Zach Rocchino   


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I threw a $30,000 'divorce party' and tossed my wedding ring into the sea

Sabrina Philipp celebrated the end of her three-year marriage by hosting a ritzy divorce party. She…

Jane Ridley   


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I'm in my 70s, I exercise differently than I did when I was younger. I enjoy paddleboarding and yoga instead of running marathons.

Now that I'm in my 70s, I exercise differently than I did when I was younger. I focus on movement a…

Louisa Rogers