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How Fecal Transplants Work

Think of it as organically mulching your ailing gut garden -- except with (someone else's) poop, not pine bark.

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  • 10 Things Doctors Have Reconsidered This Century

    10 Things Doctors Have Reconsidered This Century

    In the 20th century, fats were bad and women needed yearly mammograms. But in the new millennium, both have been overturned. What else don't doctors believe anymore? See more »

  • 5 Physical Problems Doctors Fix With Glue

    5 Physical Problems Doctors Fix With Glue

    It can bond anything: wood, plastic, glass, metal and ... human tissue? Find out how medical science is making use of adhesive to heal everything from broken bones to aneurysms. See more »

  • 5 Things That Don't Prove Your Flu Shot Didn't Work

    5 Things That Don't Prove Your Flu Shot Didn't Work

    You got a flu shot, but you're under the weather just the same. That doesn't mean the vaccination failed, and there are plenty of misconceptions about flu vaccines. See more »

  • 5 Treatments for Neuropathic Pain

    5 Treatments for Neuropathic Pain

    We've all felt the uncomfortable side effects of an appendage that's "asleep," but some people deal with nerve pain all the time. Here are five ways they can get rid of it. See more »

  • Are leeches being used in modern medicine?

    Are leeches being used in modern medicine?

    They're usually thought of as foul, slimy creatures hungry for blood, but leeches are beneficial in today's medical treatments. See more »

  • Artificial Heart Valves

    Artificial Heart Valves

    The human body has been called an amazing machine, but even the best mechanical designs break down. And when the design in question is your heart, it can be a little scary. See more »

  • Cornea Transplant Surgery and Risks

    Cornea Transplant Surgery and Risks

    Cornea transplant surgery is one of the successful types of transplant surgery. But there are still a few cautions. We'll explain the procedure and the risks. See more »

  • Could I lose weight by getting my ear stapled?

    Could I lose weight by getting my ear stapled?

    Some call it body piercing. Some call it acupuncture. Some call it absurd. But could a piercing help you lose weight? See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: Orthomolecular Medicine

    Fact or Fiction: Orthomolecular Medicine

    You may have never heard of it, but you’re probably familiar with some of its basics, like taking vitamins and minerals. No harm there, right? Not necessarily. Test your smarts about orthomolecular medicine with this quiz. See more »

  • How Amputation Works

    How Amputation Works

    Amputations have been performed since ancient times, but did you know anesthesia wasn't developed until the 1840s? Mountaineer Aron Ralston amputated his own arm after being trapped by a boulder. Could you do it? See more »

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