Earlier this month, an appeals court upheld a ruling allowing the father of a 4-year-old boy to circumcise his son against the boy's mother's wishes. New Times broke the story last year of then-3-year-old Chase, whose parents, Dennis Nebus and Heather Hironimus, went to court to fight over whether h ... More >>
"I wonder if Chase wants his penis cut? I know I wouldn't!" On Facebook, those words are transposed over a picture of an infant boy, along with hashtags including #foreskinisnormal. As we reported in the spring, Boynton Beach mom Heather Hironimus was ordered by the court to have her then-3-ye ... More >>
"It's my experience that most physicians are poorly educated when it comes to the anatomy of the normal male genitalia," says Atlanta-based trial attorney and civil mediator, David Llewellyn. Llewellyn, who specializes in medical malpractice, particularly in the areas of genital injury, circumcisi ... More >>
A Florida mother is hoping the Fourth District Court of Appeals will intervene and stop a court order that her 3-year-old son be circumcised. Heather Hironimus of Boynton Beach and Dennis Nebus of Boca Raton had a child together in 2010 and entered into a parenting agreement more than a year later ... More >>
Juicing is kind of a big deal these days. What was once a tenet of a wellness lifestyle on the fringe of eating and drinking society, is now popping up all over the place. And it's not just the booming yoga scene that is consuming the brightly colored liquids, regular (unfit) people are starting t ... More >>
A Miramar teen was shot in the head on Thursday night, by what police suspect was a stray bullet fired outside the teen's home during celebrations for the Miami Heat's NBA championship victory. Brandon Reid, 15, was shot just below the ear from a bullet that came through the sliding glass door jus ... More >>
Michael Colanero, founder of the Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project, has had beef with Facebook since 2011. Colanero and his team of artists created a series of images featuring breast-cancer survivors -- many of whom had been through mastectomies -- topless, their chests painted elaborat ... More >>
After years of studying all the studies about circumcision, the American Academy of Pediatrics last year updated its policy about circumcision of infant boys. Whereas it had previously been neutral on the matter, the organization started recommending the procedure, advising that the benefits outweig ... More >>
Update, 10:34 a.m.: This post was updated with quotes from Anthony Losquardo, executive director of Intaction. Surely, President Clinton was a little freaked out last night when in the middle of his event -- a Clinton Foundation Millennium Network talk in New York featuring the former president, Che ... More >>
Last Thursday morning, drivers motoring down NW 40th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale might have eyeballed an odd sight outside of Plantation Hospital: three protesters waving signs. Anyone close enough to make out the fine print would have been surprised to see the group wasn't hawking pro-life slogans or ... More >>
The CEO of the high-volume plastic surgery center in Lauderhill where a patient died last month is an ex-felon. Jeffry Davis was convicted of financial crimes related to his former company, which made replicas of vintage cars.Long before he became head of Strax Rejuvenation and Aesthetics Institu ... More >>
A two-week-old baby in New York has died after being circumcised by a Jewish mohel. The infant reportedly contracted herpes when the mohel put his mouth on the baby's penis to suck away blood, part of a religious ritual called the metzitzah b'peh, which is sometimes a component of a bris. Althoug ... More >>
Could a whole coalition of highly accomplished, super educated doctors and researchers -- the ones who work at and advise the Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Harvard School of Public Health -- all be wrong? Or are their critics hinderin ... More >>
Elijah Caleb Tan via FlickrTo circumcise or not to circumcise? That's a question that few people ever ponder -- until their little bundle of joy is about to arrive and it's a boy. For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has said that "the existing scientific evidence is not sufficient to ... More >>
Surgery gone awry? A sickle cell anemia patient went to a Broward hospital for a life-saving, emergency surgery, but the operation she received might have lead to her death, according to a recently filed lawsuit.Ashley Polk, then 19, went to the emergency room on August 19, 2010, for abdominal pa ... More >>
Alyne Medical Rejuvenation InstituteDr. Sant Antonio removes fat, but is it plastic surgery?Dr. Alberto Sant Antonio, founder of the Weston cosmetic surgery clinic where two patients recently died after fat-removal procedures, is not a board-certified plastic surgeon, according to Florida Departm ... More >>
'Cause if you didn't, you're out of luck, bub.Up until yesterday, for about $265, you could order one on Amazon. They work great. Anyone can install one in seconds with a penknife and some packing tape.Actually, the kit contained a scalpel, a syringe, and some other medical-like doodads. And, app ... More >>
Flickr: jannahstratKirstie Alley, post-op...Tits? That article in the New York Times is the reason you're liable to see droves of chubby women lining up outside plastic surgeon offices. Yes, cosmetic scientists are making progress in lipo-suctioning fat out of one undesirable location in a woman' ... More >>
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