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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

| 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

| August 4, 2013 | 7 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. 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 […]

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Insider’s Guide to General Anesthesia Side Effects

| July 31, 2013 | 385 Comments

Updated: July 28, 2016 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. […]

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5 Questions You Should Ask Your Anesthesiologist Before Going Under

| July 27, 2013 | 5 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. 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 […]

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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

| 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!

| May 25, 2013 | 3 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?

| May 20, 2013 | 4 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. 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 […]

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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. 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. […]

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