Surgical procedures

April 13, 2019 - 2:11 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pele has successfully undergone surgery for the removal of a kidney stone in a Sao Paulo hospital. The Albert Einstein Hospital said on its website Saturday that Pele's surgery went well, but did not provide additional details. The 78-year-old was...
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FILE - In a Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch speaks in the House of Delegates chamber in Annapolis, Md., the first day of the state's 2019 legislative session. Busch died Sunday, April 7, 2019 surrounded by loved ones, according to Alexandra Hughes, the speaker’s chief of staff. He was 72. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 07, 2019 - 6:16 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Michael Busch, the longest-serving Maryland House speaker in the state's history, died Sunday. He was 72. Busch, a Democrat who became speaker in 2003, had developed pneumonia after a follow-up procedure to a 2017 liver transplant after being diagnosed with nonalcoholic...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, participants smile as they march with a banner during the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Tokyo's Shibuya district. Human Rights Watch is urging Japan to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilized to have their gender changed on official documents.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
March 20, 2019 - 4:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Human Rights Watch urged Japan on Wednesday to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilized before their gender is changed on official documents. A 2004 law states that people wishing to register a gender change must have their original reproductive organs removed and...
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This image provided by Google shows the controller for a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business. The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google's Chrome browser and Chrome OS, such as Pixel phones and Chromebooks. (Google via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 7:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business. The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google's Chrome browser and...
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March 16, 2019 - 1:48 pm
Surgery for a bad aortic heart valve may soon become a thing of the past. Two studies find it's OK to have a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead. Millions of people have a stiff or narrowed aortic valve that doesn't let blood pass as it should. Fixing severe cases has long meant...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:55 am
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — A transgender sheriff's sergeant in Houston County, Georgia, says the county is discriminating against her by not electing to have gender dysphoria treatment covered by its insurance. The Telegraph reports Sgt. Anna Lange asked commissioners on Tuesday to allow the...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, speaks to members of the Senate in Sacramento, Calif. A new California bill would ban doctors from performing treatment or surgery on the genitalia of intersex children unless its medically necessary or the child is old enough to consent. The California Medical Association said it has serious concerns with the legislation because it removes doctors ability to respond to cases on an individual basis. Wiener's bill released Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, is the latest effort in California aimed at giving minors more control over their bodies and gender identities. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 04, 2019 - 9:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California doctors would be barred from treating or performing surgery on children born with genitals that don't fit a single gender or are otherwise atypical unless it's medically necessary or the child consents, under a bill unveiled Monday. It's the latest effort by...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, nominated by President Bill Clinton, sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Ginsburg is making her first public appearance since undergoing lung cancer surgery in December. The 85-year-old Ginsburg is attending a concert at a museum a few blocks from the White House that is being given by her daughter-in-law and other musicians. Patrice Michaels is married to Ginsburg's son, James. Michaels is a soprano and composer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 04, 2019 - 9:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making her first public appearance since undergoing lung cancer surgery in December. The 85-year-old Ginsburg is attending a concert at a museum a few blocks from the White House that is being given by her daughter-in-law and other...
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Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, addresses the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 28, 2019 - 8:23 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's new far-right president is undergoing surgery to remove the colostomy bag that was put into place after he was stabbed in September. President Jair Bolsonaro, speaking in a video from the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Sunday night, says the surgery starts...
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This photo posted on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows the first lady Asma Assad, wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad, looking at paperwork, in Damascus, Syria. Syria's Presidency says the first lady has had a successful surgery for breast cancer in the capital’s military hospital. The Presidency said Sunday Asma Assad is treating “the malignant tumor” with “strength, confidence and faith.” (Syrian Presidency Facebook Page via AP)
January 27, 2019 - 10:26 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's Presidency says the first lady has had successful surgery for breast cancer in the capital's military hospital. The Presidency said Sunday that Asma Assad is fighting a malignant tumor with "strength, confidence and faith." The specifics of her surgery were not immediately...
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