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Reducing your risk of changes in thinking following surgery

Cognition is an important function of the brain that enables us to acquire and process information, to enhance our understanding of thoughts, experiences, and our senses. Any condition that affects our ability to think, reason, memorize, or be attentive affects our cognitive ability. Some cognitive decline is a normal part of aging, but there are… Read More »

Is plastic surgery safe?

Dear Dr. Manny, Is plastic surgery safe? I know so many people get it because they think their faces don’t look right, but surely it can’t be right to cut your face open for no reason? And what is “medical tourism?” Thanks for your question. Absolutely no medical procedure or surgery is risk-free. That being… Read More »

Ex-FDA adviser says LASIK eye surgery should be banned

Millions of Americans have undergone LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision, but one former FDA adviser who voted to approve the procedure now thinks it should be banned because of complications faced by some patients. “Essentially we ignored the data on vision distortions that persisted for years,” Morris Waxler told CBS News. “I re-examined… Read More »