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THU, SEP 8, 2016

Do redheads need more anesthesia than others?

Though it sounds like a strange question to ask, it seems that over the years, evidence has emerged supporting the claim that redheads may sometimes require up to twice the amount of anesthetics for procedures than that of their blonde and brunette counterparts.   Redheads experience more pain and require about 20... Read More

THU, SEP 1, 2016

​5 Surprising Anesthesia Facts

1 ) When invented in the 1840s, some people criticized anesthesia as a “needless luxury.” In the nineteenth century, clergymen objected greatly to the use of anesthetics to reduce pain during childbirth as they described it to be a frustration of the Almighty’s designs.  James Miller, a nineteenth-century Scottish surgeon who chronicled... Read More

THU, AUG 25, 2016

New Study Finds Anesthesia To Be Safe For Healthy Children Under Three

With an estimated two million children undergoing surgery in the United States every year, the concern for whether or not general anesthesia is safe for youth has been a pressing issue in the pediatric community for decades. However, a new study led by the Columbia University Medical Center has concluded that a... Read More

THU, AUG 18, 2016

Cupping: The Key to Athlete’s Olympic Success or False Science?

                If you have been watching the 2016 Rio Olympics lately or have seen any news coverage on the Games, you may have noticed strange, dark circular marks that have been popping up on the shoulders of star athletes like Michael Phelps. They weren’t... Read More

THU, AUG 11, 2016

Oldest Known Footage of Anesthesia Use Discovered

Thinking about surgery in the 1800’s, especially through the lens of anesthesia, is frightening. Though the tools were crude and the anesthetics sparse and not fully understood, it was those early  efforts that lead to the amazing technology we posses today.  Recently, we were given a more vivid look into... Read More