Vanity can be deadly. More specific, a Brazilian butt lift procedure performed last July at Miami's Vanity Cosmetic Center proved to be deadly. An autopsy report concludes that Maribel Cardona, a 51-year-old mother of five and Walmart cashier from Naples, died from complications from the increasin ... More >>
Attacking a man recovering from knee surgery in an electric wheelchair is never a good look, but we at least empathize with what sent 77-year-old William Golladay over the edge. He was just sticking up for basic manners and civil decency when the man in a wheelchair tried to sneak more than the allo ... More >>
Official at the Pinellas County jail have been using X-Ray machines to spot counterfeit items on inmates since June. This past Thursday they found an inmate who had swallowed the very things he had been accused of stealing. Joseph Ramos, 21, was arrested for a burglary that occurred in Safety Harb ... More >>
Betty Pino, the popular radio DJ who could be heard on Univision's Amor 107.5 FM, died back in August at Jackson Memorial Hopsital due to a bacterial infection. Now, El Nuevo Herald reports that Pino had contracted the infection due to a botched procedure to implant silicone into her buttocks and di ... More >>
On Tuesday South Miami police chief Orlando Martinez de Castro announced that he had taken the first step toward suing the city after a commissioner publicly disclosed that the chief had undergone weight loss surgery. On Wednesday night he was fired.
When Hugo Chavez made his first mysterious trip to Cuba for cancer surgery last year, many predicted the Venezuelan president's health would give out before last October's elections. The dictator seemed to have made a surprising recovery and won reelection, but it seems his health problems are far f ... More >>
Dr. Michael Salzhauer is an outlier in the already strange world of Miami plastic surgeons. He's as talented as his competitors, but "Dr. Schnoz" is famous for his wacky stunts like his notorious "Jewcan Sam" video, a plastic surgery patient fashion show, and offering free Botox to his Facebook foll ... More >>
What's the most despicable way you can imagine a hospital chain trying to make extra cash? Short of kidnapping people to harvest their organs, it might be performing loads of unnecessary heart surgeries, putting patients at serious risk of death. That's exactly what HCA, the hospital chain founded b ... More >>
A husband and wife are suing their Miami doctor over a botched circumcision that left their infant son with a "unsightly... and permanently scarred" penis. Steven and Keka Lorenzana of Coral Gables filed suit against South Miami ob/gyn Lissette Molina on May 11. The suit claims that Molina botched t ... More >>
The saga of Tip Drill, the King of Diamonds uber-stripper injured in a nasty stage fall, has taken a bittersweet turn. As she's chronicled on her Twitter feed, surgery to repair facial injuries went well. But when she's finally recovered, she says, she's walking away from the pole for good.
Did you expect anything but optimism as the official line from the Venezuelan government following President Hugo Chavez's second surgery in Cuba this week?Vice President Elias Jaua told the country's national chamber today that, "President Chavez is in good physical condition," even after reports s ... More >>
Here is my final update on Rena Greenberg's Gastric Bypass Hypnosis Surgery program.It has been about forty days since I first underwent the "surgery." For those of you who haven't read my previous columns on the subject, I'll give you a brief summary.Rena Greenberg, a certified hypnotherapi ... More >>
As I mentioned before, I was going to try Rena Greenberg's Gastric Bypass Hypnosis Surgery program, a non-invasive tool to help me lose weight.The program consists of several CDs, one of which is the actual "surgery." Greenberg's voice guides you through the experience of having gastric bypass su ... More >>
As some of you know, I've been looking into different weight loss techniques as of late. I'm currently on the Gastric Bypass Hypnosis Surgery program by Rena Greenberg, which I'll be posting a halfway point update on next week.As some of you may also know - I believe in natural methods for losing ... More >>
In response to all the WLS advocates (except for those who threatened my well-being):I was on the BariatricTV radio show on Blog Talk Radio Monday night as an invited guest to discuss my last Fuming Foodie column airing my views on weight loss surgery. We were able to have an honest, open, and ma ... More >>
US News & World Report recently noted that gastric bypass surgery not only cuts your appetite but also might reduce your desire for high-fat foods. Over the years, I've had friends who have suffered through gastric bypass or lap band procedures. They've all shed weight as if they had made a ... More >>
Hugo Chavez certainly isn't helping the notion that he's not some sort of brutal dictator. We mean, how many non-dictators declare they hope to continue ruling their country for at least 20 more years? A cancer-stricken Chavez celebrated his 57th birthday yesterday and told the crowd he hoped to ... More >>
Help us find Hugo.Where in the hell is Hugo Chavez?The normally voluble Venezuelan president has been missing for nearly a month. The official explanation is that he's recovering from surgery to remove a pelvic abscess in Cuba, but rumors abound.Is he pissing into the Mississippi to make it flood ... More >>
The Jackson Health System has enough money problems at the moment. The last thing it needs is its own surgeons stealing medical equipment from the financially strapped public hospital system. Yet, Nir Hus, a surgeon and post graduate fellow at Jackson Memorial, has been arrested on charges of rep ... More >>
While the rest of the Miami-Dade County Commission is waiting on the results of today's mayoral and commission seat special elections, Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz is dealing with far more serious things. Diaz, who has served on the commissioner since 2002, underwent emergency brain surgery yesterd ... More >>
McGillMan undergoing surgical procedure without a live doctor in the roomA recent "breakthrough" in modern technology and contemporary medicine may be a sign that machines will eventually overtake humans and control the world.A robot at Canada's McGill University Health Centre recently performed ... More >>
via ButtsByMendieta.comThis city has done so much to advance the idea of altered, unnatural human beauty that it was about time Miami was honored with a namesake plastic surgery operation. Enter "the Miami Thong Lift." Pioneered by local plastic surgeon Constantino Mendieta, the new procedure was ... More >>
Let's be honest. Even more than choosing a name, after the birth of a baby boy deciding whether to get the kid circumcised is usually the biggest decision parents have to make. Hey, that baby can go by a nickname or change it legally when he grows up, but once that foreskin is gone there's no get ... More >>
Earlier this month, Danny Williams, the head of government in Canada's Newfoundland province, traveled to Miami Beach to receive heart surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center.Cue the predictable right-wing response taking digs at Canada's publicly funded, liberal-loved health-care system: "We keep ... More >>
A Coral Gables man loses his penis and fights back in court.
via Sophia Lamar Will Kill YouCuban-American Transexual Sophia LamarMariela Castro, Raul's daughter and head of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education, announced yesterday that Cuba will reverse a ban on sex change operations on the communist island.Castro has identified 19 individuals ready t ... More >>
Fans of manic stand-up chock full of random associations and funny voices can breathe a sigh of relief. After being admitted to a Miami hospital earlier this month in the midst of his "Weapons of Self-Destruction" tour, Robin Williams was transferred to Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where he underwent s ... More >>
For some gay guys, too much is never enough
Foul-mouthed writers, fully trained midwives, and bunched-up panties
As the number of cesarean section deliveries in South Florida soars, some women use midwives to learn to trust their bodies and give birth naturally
Don't like your face? Your breasts? Your tummy? Get yourself new ones. Plastic surgeon Ernest DiGeronimo makes the kindest cuts.
Critics question Ernest DiGeronimo's credentials and advertising practices
The venerated Weekly World News burns Miami's press with a local model's plastic-surgery meltdown