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One of the brothers behind the 1-800-GET-THIN ad campaign for weight-loss surgery faces the possible revocation of his medical license in a misconduct case filed by state regulators. The Medical Board of California accused Michael Omidi of "repeated...
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.A rally for the transgender community echoed from an unexpected corner of the country this week: a Boston fraternity. Members of Emerson College’s Phi Alpha Tau fraternity made national news by raising money to pay for Donnie Collins’ gender...
Ministry of GossipGiuliana Rancic has had her double mastectomy and is "doing really well," according to husband Bill Rancic, who got to help pick out the new look that will come with her reconstructive surgery. Giuliana Rancic discovered her breast cancer after a...
EDWARD MELMED is a surgeon in Dallas.THE FRIDAY before Thanksgiving, all U.S. plastic surgeons received a congratulatory e-mail from the principal manufacturer of breast implants. "Let's toast this monumental occasion," reads the subject line. Silicone implants are coming back on the market...
Times Staff WriterSAN DIEGO -- Prosecutors are seeking the extradition of a woman in Florida accused of poisoning her husband -- a Marine sergeant -- and then using his life insurance to pay for breast enhancement and a libertine lifestyle. Cynthia Sommer, 32, moved to...
Tags: Assault, Surgery, Heart Attack, Drug Trafficking, Miramar
After struggling to breast-feed her first two children, Nyssa Retter was determined to do better with her third. She gave birth without painkillers, which may make newborns slightly drowsy. She chose a free-standing birth center staffed with lactation-...
After undergoing treatment for breast cancer, Lillie Shockney, the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center, had nipple reconstruction — twice. Despite the many shades of patients' skin tone, "The color choices for doing it in the...
Laguna Beach philanthropists Sue and Bill Gross donated $2 million to help fund the work of Hoag Hospital breast cancer expert Dr. Melvin Silverstein, the hospital announced Monday. The gift establishes the Gross Family Foundation endowed chair in...
Premium Health News ServiceDEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why is it that some breast cancers have higher survival rates than others? ANSWER: The main reason for the difference in survival rates is that breast cancer is not just one disease. It's well accepted that there are four distinct...
Dr. Philip J. Ferris, former longtime chairman of the department of surgery at Franklin Square Medical Center, died Nov. 8 of cardiac arrest at his Lutherville home. He was 79. "He was just a great man. He was down-to-earth and fun, but at the same...
WGNO NewsHave you heard of Gummy Bear boobs? With more than $1-Billion spent on cosmetic breast surgery a year in the United States it's no surprise manufacturers keep coming out with the next best thing. Vanessa Bolano has the story. Ask for gummy bears at a...
KIAHNormally when you take a dip at a public pool you wearsome type of swimsuit top, ladies. But, what if they're too painful to wear because of your double mastectomy? The Seattle Parks and Rec department won't let breast cancer survivor, and flat chested...
Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Mastectomy, Human Interest
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