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Jeannie Mai quit Dancing with the Stars to have emergency surgery for epiglottitis. Here’s what you need to know about the throat condition.

“The Real” co-host Jeannie Mai underwent emergency surgery after being diagnosed with epiglottitis Sunday evening. Epiglottitis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by swelling in the throat. It occurs when the epiglottis, a cartilage flap that covers the windpipe, becomes inflamed and blocks the airway. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
Jeannie Mai quit Dancing with the Stars to have emergency surgery for epiglottitis. Here’s what you need to know about the throat condition.
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What causes vocal polyps, the condition Fauci had surgery for

Dr. Anthony Fauci is recovering from a surgery he had Thursday to remove a vocal cord polyp, which contributed to his raspy voice. Polyps are non-cancerous growths on the vocal cords usually caused by chronic vocal misuse, like talking too loudly or singing without proper breath support. Surgery is one […]
What causes vocal polyps, the condition Fauci had surgery for
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ICYMI: Read Republicans’ coronavirus liability protection plan

Welcome to Dispensed Daily , your daily dose of healthcare news from Business Insider’s healthcare editor Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Welcome back! Hope everyone’s week is off to a good start. Today’s healthcare news: the leaked draft of Republicans’ […]
ICYMI: Read Republicans’ coronavirus liability protection plan
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Elective surgeries were postponed during the coronavirus outbreak. But my gender-affirming surgery isn’t optional — it’s lifesaving.

I’m a reporter for Business Insider who is male and nonbinary. I was worried that my upcoming gender-affirming surgery will be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. In March, Governor Cuomo called on health systems to stop performing elective procedures in New York state because hospitals are overwhelmed with patients. […]
Elective surgeries were postponed during the coronavirus outbreak. But my gender-affirming surgery isn’t optional — it’s lifesaving.
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How to prepare for a stent and what you should ask your doctor

You should prepare for a stent procedure by staying hydrated, talking with your doctor about medications to avoid, and making arrangements for after the surgery. Angioplasty and stent procedures are not especially taxing, but there can be complications. Here’s how to prepare for a stent so you can reduce your […]
How to prepare for a stent and what you should ask your doctor
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A 7-year-old girl died just one minute into a routine tonsillectomy

A seven-year-old girl died one minute into a routine tonsillectomy. Her parents say she was healthy, with no prior medical issues. Tonsillectomies have been performed for over 1,000 years, but like any surgery, they can be dangerous, with swelling, bleeding and possible infection risks. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
A 7-year-old girl died just one minute into a routine tonsillectomy
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What it’s like to get laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery for vision correction has been around for more than 20 years and can cost at least $US1,500 per eye. Business Insider’s Michelle Yan was offered two options: Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). This video follows her through all the steps involved with the […]
What it’s like to get laser eye surgery
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The ‘human Ken doll’ has spent more than $750,000 on 72 cosmetic surgeries, and doctors warn that his addiction has gotten dangerous

Rodrigo Alves, known as “the human Ken doll,” has spent more than $US750,000 on 72 cosmetic surgeries to achieve a distinctive appearance. He said he’s now dealing with persistent health issues related to the surgeries, including his nose “sinking” from infections. Though doctors have warned him against additional surgeries, and […]
The ‘human Ken doll’ has spent more than $750,000 on 72 cosmetic surgeries, and doctors warn that his addiction has gotten dangerous
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How a nonsurgical face-lift works

Plasma Fibroblast is a new procedure for those seeking a face lift without going under the knife Procedure takes 4-8 weeks to heal FDA approved safe for skin that burns in the sun Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. The following is a transcript Narrator: Here’s how a nonsurgical face-lift […]
How a nonsurgical face-lift works
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Doctors pulled a foot-long worm out of a woman’s intestines and they think it came from invisible parasitic eggs she accidentally ate

After complaining about stomach pains for more than 10 years, a Chinese woman underwent surgery where doctors removed a foot-long parasitic worm from her intestines, according to Fox News. Doctors found that the woman had ascaris, a parasitic infection that occurs when a person accidentally ingests parasite eggs through contaminated […]
Doctors pulled a foot-long worm out of a woman’s intestines and they think it came from invisible parasitic eggs she accidentally ate
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11 celebrities who have gotten their breast implants removed, and why

Plastic surgery is a personal choice but many celebrities have opened up about getting surgery – and having it reversed. These famous women opened up about why they got breast implants, and why they later had them removed. Disliking the look and health concerns were the most common reasons. Visit […]
11 celebrities who have gotten their breast implants removed, and why
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A high school principal died after donating bone marrow to a stranger

In February Derrick Nelson, a high school principal from New Jersey donated bone marrow to a stranger in France. Shortly after the procedure, he went into a coma. Nelson died on Sunday. His cause of death is unclear. The local community is mourning the man, who some have called “selfless.” […]
A high school principal died after donating bone marrow to a stranger
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10 of the most common myths about weight-loss surgery

There are plenty of myths and misconceptions around weight-loss surgery that can make the decision to have it shrouded in mystery and stigma. Here are a few common misconceptions about weight-loss surgery and the truth about going under the knife to lose weight. MYTH: There’s only one kind of weight-loss […]
10 of the most common myths about weight-loss surgery
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A 19-year-old sang through her surgery to preserve her musical talents and her doctor called it ‘the performance of a lifetime’

After 19-year-old Kira Iaconetti was diagnosed with musicogenic epilepsy, a form of epilepsy where listening and singing music can trigger seizures, she needed brain surgery. After consulting with doctors at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Iaconetti underwent an awake surgery where she remained conscious and sang throughout the procedure. Awake surgeries can […]
A 19-year-old sang through her surgery to preserve her musical talents and her doctor called it ‘the performance of a lifetime’
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Former Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne has died after complications following surgery — here are some of the biggest risks people face after an operation

Former Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne died at age 66 after having shoulder surgery, it was announced Wednesday. Though surgical procedures are common, there are a number of serious complications that can follow surgery. Potentially fatal complications include hemorrhage, shock, blood clots, and infections. Sergio Marchionne, former CEO […]
Former Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne has died after complications following surgery — here are some of the biggest risks people face after an operation
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These 13 medical technologies are changing lives

These medical technologies are changing the future and providing alternatives for the medical world. Following is a transcript of the video. 13 medical advances that are changing lives #1 The iWalk 2.0 is a hands-free crutch that helps with everyday tasks. It helps transfer the stress and strain of hands, […]
These 13 medical technologies are changing lives
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This medical dummy looks like a real person — including the intestines

VIDEO: Medical students often acquire high levels of knowledge in human anatomy by the time they graduate. Hands-on experience, however, could be limited. A researcher from Nottingham Trent University, Richard Arm, created an incredibly realistic medical dummy that surgeon trainees can practice with.
This medical dummy looks like a real person  —  including the intestines
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