Archive for April, 2012

I Hate Needles! The Secrets Behind the IV

| April 30, 2012 | 14 Comments

Do you hate needles? Are you afraid of the iv? Are you a difficult intravenous stick? Learn what to do if you are scared to death of having an iv placed before surgery. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious bruising and pain iside […]

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How Scary is Back Surgery?: what Dwight Howard & Michael Jackson have in common

| April 20, 2012 | 16 Comments

Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic superstar, has been diagnosed with a herniated disk in his lower back and is set to undergo back surgery. What kind of surgery will he have? What will it be like in the operating room? And what does he have in common with Michael Jackson? Find out below. What General […]

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Your Kid’s Surgery: what you can expect & what happens in the OR

| April 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

Few things scare parents as much as the thought of their child having to undergo general anesthesia.   How do you prepare them beforehand? Why can’t I feed them? Will they get poked for an IV? Will they be in pain? What happens once they head back to the OR? And what are the risks […]

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Wearing Masks: Who is My Anesthesiologist?

| April 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

Who is that masked anesthesiologist that I just met?  Can I trust them with my life? What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at all. Procedure was not performed. None. I got […]

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Herbal Meds: Why Your Anesthesiologist Should Know

| April 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bleeding Stroke Heart Attack Organ Toxicity Electrolyte Problems Prolonged Anesthesia What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at all. Procedure was not performed. None. I got awesome sleep. my sides of my […]

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