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July 30th, 2012
01:09 PM ET

Your thoughts: Plastic surgery for bullied kids

Would you allow your kids to change their appearance because they are being bullied? Does giving these children plastic surgery send the wrong message - or the right one? Watch Dr. Sanjay Gupta's special report and share your thoughts below!


Men: The new face of plastic surgery
April 17th, 2012
05:47 AM ET

Men: The new face of plastic surgery

Anthony Youn, M.D., is a plastic surgeon in metro Detroit. He is the author of “In Stitches,” a humorous memoir about growing up Asian American and becoming a doctor.

The pair of double-Ds jutting out in front of me look like they would belong on Pam Anderson.

Instead they’re attached to a 14-year-old boy.

I whip out a black marker and start drawing on Phil, my first surgery patient of the day.  Phil has severe gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts.

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New initiative targets preterm births/elective deliveries
February 8th, 2012
04:15 PM ET

New initiative targets preterm births/elective deliveries

Federal health officials are getting serious about reducing the rising number of preterm births and early elective deliveries by promising more than $40 million in grants to help reduce those trends. 

The Department of Health and Human Services launched the Strong Start initiative  on Wednesday, which will provide funding to health care providers and other organizations that offer prenatal care to women covered by Medicaid. It will also kick off a national campaign to educate hospitals, doctors and mothers that early elective deliveries- where babies are born before 39 weeks of gestation - can lead to a number of health related problems for both the mother and child.

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.

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