Surgical procedures

This undated family photo provided in October 2018 shows Alicia Ackley, of Alvin, Texas. Diagnosed with cervical cancer in July 2018, she followed the advice of her doctor and had a traditional open hysterectomy rather than the minimally invasive version. Some hospitals are changing their practice after studies found women who had less invasive surgery for cervical cancer fared worse. (Courtesy Alicia Ackley via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 5:02 pm
New evidence about a cancer operation in women finds a higher death rate for the less invasive version. The unexpected findings are prompting changes at some hospitals that perform radical hysterectomies for early-stage cervical cancer. Researchers compared two types of radical hysterectomy. Women...
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October 23, 2018 - 12:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 15,000 medical workers on Tuesday started a three-day strike at five University of California medical centers amid a dispute over pay raises and job security, forcing the cancellation and rescheduling of thousands of surgeries and outpatient appointments, officials said...
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September 28, 2018 - 12:49 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The woman who saved her mother after she was pushed in front of a train in Atlanta last month is back home in Milwaukee after five surgeries. Twenty-eight-year-old Katie Wenszell was struck by the MARTA train after jumping off the platform to rescue her mother. Transit police say 28-...
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August 24, 2018 - 3:20 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says guard Alex O'Connell has had surgery to repair a broken bone in his face. Team spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Friday that O'Connell had surgery Thursday on his fractured orbital bone and is expected back for the start of practice in September. The sophomore broke the...
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July 19, 2018 - 11:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's top executive, Jeff Zucker, is undergoing heart surgery and will take a six-week leave of absence from running the news network. CNN said Zucker made the announcement to his staff Thursday following a morning editorial meeting. His top deputy, Michael Bass, will be in charge...
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June 28, 2018 - 8:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A family member says a girl at the center of the medical and religious debate over brain death has died after surgery. The girl's mother Nailah Winkfield said Thursday that New Jersey doctors declared Jahi McMath dead from excessive bleeding and liver failure after an operation...
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June 24, 2018 - 5:01 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who's running for Congress is having more surgery for injuries suffered in a highway accident. Spokesman Michael Mule says state Rep. Katie Arrington was in surgery late Sunday afternoon. He said in a text message that he would have an update on her...
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May 21, 2018 - 7:46 pm
GWINNETT, Ga. (AP) — A malpractice suit says a Georgia woman has permanent brain damage after going in for liposuction and a tummy tuck. News media report that the dermatologist who operated on her made more than 20 YouTube videos of herself singing and dancing during other operations. The Atlanta...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid is recovering after quietly undergoing surgery Monday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 14, 2018 - 4:16 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., was recovering after undergoing surgery Monday at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center in Baltimore to remove a cancerous tumor from his pancreas. Reid, 78, will undergo chemotherapy, according to a statement released Monday by his family. "His doctors caught...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson waits for the start of the Europa League group A soccer match against Zorya Luhansk at Old Trafford, Manchester, England. Manchester United said Saturday May 5, 2018, that former manager Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, FILE)
May 06, 2018 - 2:44 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A day after former manager Alex Ferguson underwent emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage, Manchester United tweeted Sunday: "Please. Be strong. Win this one." Online posts from United provided no update on the condition of the 76-year-old Ferguson, who the club said...
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