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Doctors Surgically Remove Dandelion Growing In Little Girl's Ear

By | Sat, 11/30/2013 - 16:56

Doctors in China surgically removed a dandelion that had grown nearly two centimeters tall in a baby girl's ear.

'Dysanaesthesia' May Be Third State Of Consciousness

'Dysanaesthesia' May Be Third State Of Consciousness

By | Sun, 09/22/2013 - 18:16

States of consciousness may be more nuanced than we think, researchers say.

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Smoking Before Surgery: Why It Causes Problems, And How To Quit

By | Sat, 08/24/2013 - 00:14

New research shows that brief counseling can have an impact on getting patients to stop smoking before surgery.

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Police Nab Russian Surgeon Suspected Of Stealing Five Grams Of Heroin From Drug Mule's Stomach

By | Tue, 08/13/2013 - 19:13

A Russian surgeon who performed surgery on a drug mule, who had gone into a drug-induced coma, was arrested on suspicion that he stole one of the packages.

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'Top' Hospitals May Not Always Be Best: 2013 Hospital Ratings From Consumer Reports

By | Wed, 07/31/2013 - 17:47

Consumer Reports ranked hospitals nationwide and discovered that so-called "top hospitals" are not always the best when it comes to surgery.

Surgical Residents Are Getting Less Training: Are Shorter Shifts To Blame?

Surgical Residents Are Getting Less Training: Are Shorter Shifts To Blame?

By | Thu, 07/11/2013 - 20:41

First-year residents are now allowed to work a maximum of 16 hours per shift. But while they may be better rested, are they still getting the same amount of training as previous residents?

Sarah Murnaghan Undergoes Surgery for Paralyzed Diaphragm, a Complication of Lung Transplant

Sarah Murnaghan Undergoes Surgery for Paralyzed Diaphragm, a Complication of Lung Transplant

By | Tue, 07/02/2013 - 18:12

Sarah Murnaghan was scheduled for another surgery this afternoon, as her paralyzed diaphragm didn't allow her to fully expand her transplanted lungs.

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John Wayne Bobbitt Says Wife Severing His Penis Changed Life For The Better; Penis Re-Attachment Surgery ‘Historic’

By | Tue, 06/25/2013 - 09:37

Twenty years after getting his penis severed by his wife, John Wayne Bobbitt says that his life is better because of the bizarre attack.

Calming Concerns, Laughing Gas Does Not Increase Heart Attack Risk

Calming Concerns, Laughing Gas Does Not Increase Heart Attack Risk

By | Wed, 06/19/2013 - 19:46

While evidence suggests laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, can increase the risk of heart attacks, a new study says it doesn't.

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Skin Cancer Treatment Options: Is Surgery Necessary For Everyone?

By | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 16:33

Because non-melanoma skin cancer generally occurs in older patients and does not typically affect either their survival or quality of life, many experts suggest considering a wider spectrum of treatment options.

The Weekend Effect: A Result of Postoperative Care

Reschedule That Weekend Surgery: Weekend Elective Surgeries Have 82% Higher Odds Of Death

By | Tue, 05/28/2013 - 18:46

"The Weekend Effect" shows higher mortality rates for postoperative patients who undergo elective surgery on the weekends, due to less postoperative care.

Tony Romo Cyst Surgery Will Not Affect Performance This Season

Tony Romo Cyst Surgery Will Not Affect Season

By | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 18:10

Tony Romo, quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, just had surgery on a back cyst, but will be ready for off-season games next month.

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Chris Christie Says Anger Over Clothes Led Him To Seek Weight Loss Surgery

By | Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:24

In a rare and vulnerable moment on Tuesday, Gov. Christie discussed his struggles with weight prior to undergoing secret weight-loss surgery.

Hydrocephalus Shunt Surgery Treats Baby Roona Begum’s Swollen Head

Hydrocephalus Shunt Surgery Treats Baby Roona Begum’s Swollen Head [PHOTOS]

By | Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:49

Roona Begum, an Indian child suffering from a dangerously swollen head, underwent a successful hydrocephalus shunt surgery to drain her brain of excess cerebrospinal fluid.

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Angie Everhart Cancer Diagnosis: Swimsuit Model Undergoing Surgery For Thyroid Cancer

By | Mon, 05/13/2013 - 16:54

Swimsuit model and actress Angie Everhart is getting surgery after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

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