Tag Archives: Surgery

Managing pain after surgery

Surgery and pain pills used to go hand in hand. After all, you need a strong prescription pain medication to ensure you aren’t in pain after a procedure, right? Turns out not only is prescription pain medication not always needed, but often not advisable after surgery, because it can raise the risk of opioid addiction.… Read More »

8-year-old African child who was flown to the U.S. for surgery by NBA star Dikembe Mutombo has died

(Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for UNICEF) Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo is mourning the death of the 8-year-old African boy that he flew to the United States earlier this month for surgery to remove a tumor. The child, Matadi Sela Petit of Kinshasa, Congo, died after suffering a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to… Read More »

29-year-old fitness model develops 'breast implant illness' and has reversal surgery

29-year-old fitness model gets breast implants removed after she says the silicone gave her seven years of ‘brain fog, bald spots and rashes’ Fitness blogger Sia Cooper, 29, from Destin, Florida, decided to get breast implants in October 2011  Over the last seven years, she said she’s been suffering from extreme fatigue, facial rashes, chest… Read More »