Who says Vanderpump Rules can’t be educational? One of the stars, Stassi Schroeder, showed a revealing photo of her breast-reduction surgery on Monday night's episode that got people talking about this common procedure. (If you haven’t seen the Bravo hit, the reality show centers around a good-looking group of men and women in their twenties and thirties who work together, sleep with each other, and fight. There have been butt tattoos, slapping incidents, and guys whipping off their shirts in parking lots to prepare for fights that never happen. It’s gold.)On Monday's episode, when asked to try on outfits for the Pride Parade & Festival in Los Angeles, Stassi showed her boss, Lisa Vanderpump, a photo of her chest mid-surgery, when only one breast had been completed. In the photo, you can see that one is much larger than the other—you could say she’s got the ultimate before and after shot.Related: This Photo Reveals What Carrie Underwood Looks Like … [Read more...] about This Reality Star Just Shared A Graphic Photo Of Her Breast-Reduction Surgery
Before I had children, my sex life was wonderful. I’ve been married for nine years, and at the start, my husband and I both had high sex drives and our intimate life was thriving. After the birth of my first daughter, who was on the bigger side (over eight pounds) and delivered vaginally, I noticed that sex was a little different, which I assumed was normal. I didn’t have as much sensitivity any more, but sex was still enjoyable.Flash forward to two kids later, and I literally couldn't feel anything when my husband and I would have sex. My next daughter and son were also big (my son was nearly 10 pounds) and I delivered them vaginally, too. I’m on the petite side, and had to have an episiotomy with each pregnancy. (That means the docs make an incision on the posterior wall of your vagina to quickly make room for the baby to pass through, which they later stich up. Sometimes that tear happens on its own, too.)Related: 'My Husband And I No Longer Have Sex—Here's … [Read more...] about ‘I Had Vaginal Reconstruction Surgery And It Transformed My Sex Life’
(Natural News) Step by step, President Donald J. Trump and appointed members of his administration are restoring constitutional principles, implementing rational policies, and reintroducing freedom throughout America, such as the right to opt-out of doing something you find morally repugnant or objectionable.Up next in the president’s quest to de-regulate our lives and uncouple us from the iron grip of government: The administration is planning additional changes to provisions of Obamacare that will allow healthcare providers the right of refusal regarding the performance of procedures they find offensive to their sincerely held religious beliefs.That will include abortions and sex-reassignment surgeries, The Wall Street Journal reported.As part of an overall administration effort to protect Americans’ religious rights — including those critics say disregard anti-discrimination laws and statutes — the Department of Health and Human Services made its proposal to … [Read more...] about Trump admin to let healthcare providers OPT OUT of abortions, transgender surgeries for religious reasons
There are many different ways to manage weight, but which is better for our long-term health? A new study has found a link between multiple types of weight loss surgery and lower all-cause mortality rates overall. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over a third of adults in the United States lives with obesity. This is particularly worrisome as the condition is also linked to other negative health outcomes, including diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. The most common ways to manage excess weight are dieting, physical exercise, weight loss drugs, and bariatric, or weight loss, surgery. Individuals aiming to get back into shape may opt for one or a combination of these treatments, depending on what choices are most suitable for them. Bariatric surgery is usually offered to individuals diagnosed with "severe obesity," which is defined as a having a body mass index (BMI) of over 35. This surgery type aims to make the stomach … [Read more...] about Is surgery better than dieting for weight loss outcomes?
The United States is in the grips of what some have dubbed an opioid epidemic. New research explores how pediatric surgical patients fit into this bleak picture. Across all age groups, opioid prescriptions have been steadily rising since the 1990s. This has, in turn, led to an increase in opioid addiction and, consequently, opioid-related deaths and heroin use. Between 1997 and 2012, adolescent opioid use rose by 176 percent and heroin use rose by 161 percent. Following surgical procedures, opioids are very useful for treating pain. For many people, this is their first contact with opioids. In fact, research has shown that postoperative pain management is a significant risk factor for prolonged opioid use in adults. Postoperative opioid prescribing varies widely for both adults and children. In some instances, large doses are prescribed, even after more minor procedures. Although children seem to be more vulnerable to drug addiction than adults, very little is known about prescription … [Read more...] about Is pediatric surgery a gateway to opioid misuse?