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Guest Podcast with Straight Shot Health: Are Labor Epidurals Dangerous?

Guest Podcast with Straight Shot Health: Are Labor Epidurals Dangerous?

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

I recently was asked to do another podcast with Dr. Kevin at straightshothealth.com. The topic this time around was the danger of labor epidurals. It was an honor to be requested again, especially knowing all the great information Dr. Kevin provides on that site. The topic of labor epidurals is an important one. There are all sorts of […]

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My Biggest Fear as a Parent and a Way to Make a Difference: the #EatSAFE Project

My Biggest Fear as a Parent and a Way to Make a Difference: the #EatSAFE Project

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

    Few things have been as rewarding and fulfilling as fatherhood. Something magical happens when our little ones look at us with big, warm, innocent eyes. How can you not melt when your little girl rests her head on your shoulder and looks at you with those eyes!     And one of my […]

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Our First Podcast: Dr. Dave on Straight Shot Health Talk

Our First Podcast: Dr. Dave on Straight Shot Health Talk

| September 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

I recently had the chance to participate in my first ever podcast! This podcast was recorded with Dr. Kevin over at Straight Shot Health Talk. Despite all the nerves about doing an interview (we did it all in one take), it was a fantastic experience. Sure, it’s weird to hear yourself speak, with all the […]

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Difficult Airway: The Aftermath

Difficult Airway: The Aftermath

| August 4, 2013 | 5 Comments

Having a “difficult airway” is a very serious thing. Depending on the type and extent of problems associated with the airway, the situation could turn into a life-threatening one (should this person need anesthesia again).

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Insider’s Guide to General Anesthesia Side Effects

Insider’s Guide to General Anesthesia Side Effects

| July 31, 2013 | 311 Comments

If you, or a loved one, are scheduled for surgery and you are wondering about the risks and side effects of general anesthesia, this article is for you. Don’t worry. You probably won’t wake up looking like this guy! Undergoing general anesthesia can be a source of anxiety for many people. Some of the concerns […]

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5 Questions You Should Ask Your Anesthesiologist Before Going Under

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Anesthesiologist Before Going Under

| July 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you about to have surgery? Getting anxious about your procedure? Here are the five questions to ask your anesthesiologist before “going under” anesthesia.

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Kate Middleton Choosing Hypno-Birth? Here’s Her “Back Up” Plan

Kate Middleton Choosing Hypno-Birth? Here’s Her “Back Up” Plan

| June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rumors are swirling that Kate Middleton is considering hypno-birth as her strategy to deal with the challenges of labor pain. Briefly, hypno birth is a strategy to calm, relax, and self-hypnotize the body in an effort to reduce the pain of childbirth. Deep breathing and other relaxation techniques are used in hopes of decreasing the […]

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Is Dental Anesthesia Dangerous?: 5 Quick Tips to Make it Safer

Is Dental Anesthesia Dangerous?: 5 Quick Tips to Make it Safer

| June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every year, many people find themselves or their loved ones in need of anesthesia to get through their dental procedures. This may be due to extreme anxiety, a young patient that can’t hold still, or perhaps a special needs patient that won’t tolerate the dental work while awake. But how safe is anesthesia at the […]

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Happy Memorial Day: Download Our Ebooks, Free!

Happy Memorial Day: Download Our Ebooks, Free!

| May 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

We here at AnesthesiaMyths.com are very grateful for our growing community. As we take time to be with our families (my wife and I have been blessed with our first child– Katelyn), we would like to wish you and your family a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. As a small “THANK YOU”, we are […]

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Smoking and Anesthesia: What’s at Risk?

Smoking and Anesthesia: What’s at Risk?

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you a smoker who is about to have surgery and anesthesia? Are you worried about the effects of anesthesia in smokers? These answers and more to follow.

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An Infant Airway Obstruction at 3 AM: How an Iphone App Helped Me Out

An Infant Airway Obstruction at 3 AM: How an Iphone App Helped Me Out

| May 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Not too long ago, while on-call, I got a call that any anesthesiologist hopes to never get in the middle of the night.

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The Blood Patch: Info You Can Use

The Blood Patch: Info You Can Use

| April 20, 2013 | 9 Comments

So you are getting a blood patch for a spinal headache.  What is a blood patch?

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Can I Wear Dentures During Surgery?

Can I Wear Dentures During Surgery?

| March 24, 2013 | 5 Comments

Patients will often ask, “Can I wear my dentures during my surgery and general anesthesia?” Every patient is unique. Removing dentures may feel like a minor inconvenience to some and a real personal, emotional issue for others. Some feel uncomfortable removing them in front of close family members or even their spouses.

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Can I Wear Contact Lenses During Surgery and Anesthesia?

Can I Wear Contact Lenses During Surgery and Anesthesia?

| March 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Just the other day I had a patient ask me, “Can I wear my contact lenses during surgery and general anesthesia?” I smiled and

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Labor Epidural Video: The Best One to Watch

Labor Epidural Video: The Best One to Watch

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you curious about labor epidurals? Check out the newest video about epidurals!

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Codeine after Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy Surgery in Kids: New FDA Warning

Codeine after Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy Surgery in Kids: New FDA Warning

| March 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

In August 2012, the FDA declared that it was studying the use and safety of Codeine after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy in children due to cases of adverse events and deaths in this patient population.

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Itching After Anesthesia and Surgery

Itching After Anesthesia and Surgery

| February 28, 2013 | 14 Comments

Here’s another great question and answer covering itching after surgery and anesthesia.

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What is a Nerve Block?: Your Guide to Regional Anesthesia

What is a Nerve Block?: Your Guide to Regional Anesthesia

| February 27, 2013 | 101 Comments

If you are scheduled for surgery, you might be surprised when your surgeon or anesthesiologist recommends a nerve block. Here you’ll find out exactly what it is, how it’s done, what the benefits are, and what complications could arise.

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The Types of Anesthesia: Your Definitive 5 Minute Guide

The Types of Anesthesia: Your Definitive 5 Minute Guide

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Curious about the different types of anesthesia?  What is the difference between local anesthesia, general anesthesia, and conscious sedation? How about nerve blocks, spinals, and epidural anesthesia? And exactly how much alcohol is in a bier block?

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Strokes & Anesthesia: What You Need To Know

Strokes & Anesthesia: What You Need To Know

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Many folks have questions about strokes (or cerebrovascular accidents) as it relates to undergoing surgery and anesthesia. Perhaps they have suffered a stroke in the past and are now concerned about having anesthesia. Or maybe they are just concerned about the effects of anesthesia on the brain and naturally start thinking about strokes. In this […]

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