surgery

PSA: Yes, You Can Keep Your Surgically Removed Body Parts

Everyone’s heard of wanting to take home your wisdom teeth after they’ve been yanked from your mouth, but an entire leg? Earlier this month, my…

As Tattoos Become More Popular, Surgeons Are Altering Their Techniques

Eighty percent of my body is covered in tattoos. I’m intensely protective of them: I sport long sleeves in 100-degree weather to avoid excessive sun…

Doctors Want to Replace Medical Stitches With… Slug Slime?

The human body: An inspiring biological work of art? Or a meaty sack of germs and fluids? Either way, there’s still a lot we don’t…

This Might Sound Stupid, But… Which Organs Can You Live Without?

If you’ve recently come upon hard times and recycling bottles and cans isn’t quite cutting it, you’re probably eyeing that lucrative organ black market and…