Having surgery can be a scary idea, and most of us try to avoid it as much as possible. But, whether you’re getting gallbladder surgery, donating an organ to a loved one or having a tumor removed, sometimes surgery is necessary.

If you find the idea of your impending surgery frightening, don’t worry – you aren’t alone. A lot of people deal with pre-surgery anxiety, and there are some great ways to deal with it.

Read on to learn about some of the top ways to manage your anxiety and prepare for your procedure.

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Millions of people undergo surgeries every year. But, while many procedures are routine, they are far from normal for the patients undergoing them.

If you’ve never had surgery before (or even if you have) preparing for a procedure can be scary. Learning more about what to expect can help ease your nerves

Whether you’re having surgery soon or are just starting to talk to your doctor about a possible procedure, keep reading. We’re breaking down 12 important questions to ask your surgeon before your operation takes place.

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You need surgery, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to endure a grueling hospital stay. Plenty of surgeries can be done at surgical hospitals and this particular option often offers patients a better, more efficient experience.

Don’t understand the difference between hospital surgery and surgical hospital surgery? Let us help to explain!

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Do you suffer from chronic pain? If so, you’re not alone.

Approximately 20 percent of American adults suffer from it, as well. Additionally, another eight percent suffer from high-impact chronic pain, which limits at least one major life activity.

Is chronic pain a relatively new diagnosis for you? Or, do you have a hard time educating your family and friends about your condition and how it affects your daily life?

Either way, this article is for you.

Read on to learn nine important chronic pain facts that everyone ought to know. You can share these facts with your family and friends or use them for your own benefit.

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If you recently visited your doctor, and the medical issue you presented with requires imaging, you might have been told to schedule an MRI. Although you may have heard of this particular diagnostic procedure, you might not be entirely sure what it entails.

You’re not alone!

MRI imaging is just one of dozens of diagnostic tests — a category inclusive of things like ultrasounds and X-rays (which might be more familiar to you). With an MRI, there are basically two options – closed MRI and open MRI.

But which is better?Let’s take a closer look at an MRI’s capabilities and which option (closed vs. open) is best for your medical situation.

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Today’s world of healthcare offers an endless array of options. Medical conditions that were once addressed in an inpatient hospital setting, like orthopedic surgery, for example, can now utilize a variety of options (including outpatient procedures and surgical hospitals).

But do you fully understand the options that are available to you?

Let’s take a closer look at hospitals versus surgery centers/surgical hospitals to have a better understanding of the situations and conditions that can benefit from having a “choice” when it comes down to where the procedure takes place.

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