When Gender Surgery Goes Wrong

About 9,000 transgender surgeries are performed a year in the United States as government and private insurance increasingly cover them. Globally, the sex reassignment surgery market is projected to be $1.5 billion by 2026. But how safe are the expensive procedures, like the popular genital or “bottom” surgeries whose costs starts at $25,000? Male-to-female and … Read more

7 Defensive Healthcare Stocks to Buy Now

Adding defensive healthcare stocks can be a great way to ride out continued volatility in the market. AbbVie †ABBV): Investors are overreacting to this venerable big pharma company’s recent earnings report. Amgen †AMGN): An established biotech company with a high forward dividend yield (3.33%). Baxter International †BAX): A reasonably-priced medical products provider on track to … Read more

Nurse who hit colleague in Cork nursing home found guilty of professional misconduct

A male nurse who assaulted a female colleague during a night shift at a nursing home in Cork six years ago has been found guilty of professional misconduct. The Fitness to Practice Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland found the charge of striking a healthcare assistant on one or more occasions proven … Read more

Higher education may reduce risk

Share on PinterestA study in Japan found a link between higher education and reduced risk of dementia. Helen Cortez/EyeEm/Getty Images Researchers investigated how rates of dementia and frailty in Japan will change over time. They found that educational attainment may predict dementia risk. The researchers concluded that public health policy should address sex and educational … Read more

Gundersen doctor has a passion for horses and health care | Local News

Equestrian and physician Emily Dolan won’t be in the audience at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, but the competitive rider has a trusty steed at the ready should she opt to swap her stethoscope for the reins. Gundersen Health System internal medicine physician Emily Dolan grooms her horse, Bella, at Clearview stables in the town … Read more