Take a look at this wonderful photo from the Transplant Unit of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. We are so grateful for all the hard work they do and provide. We are very glad to have our guts lend a small hand in the care of these children! 
I Heart Guts, Surgery, Surgeon

"Surgery is extremely stressful for anyone; however, preparing a child for surgery is done differently than for adults and has its own unique challenges. Studies show that puppets or toys are useful in this regard to explain and to demonstrate to children what will happen in a medical procedure. They provide a diversion, create a playful setting and help the nurse gain the child’s trust. Staff at the Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh pose with some bodily buddies before handing them off to post-op kiddos."

"For a child that is getting a liver transplant, an appendectomy or kidney surgery, a little plush buddy to take into the OR is just what the doctor (or nurse) ordered! The toys can help nurses educate a child about the part of his or her body we are fixing, and they are also something special that the child can take home with them: a silly and unique reminder of their time in the operating room at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh."

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Did you know that bigger testicles actually make more sperm? National Geographic has a good article about it here. Beware of enlarged organs, though, because they are not competitive! They're actually unhealthy, like in the case of the man who developed 132 lb testicles by mistake. When in doubt, consult your doctor. And feel free to read our Grab Your Gonads self exam card while you're in the waiting room.