Surgical procedures

January 15, 2018 - 1:08 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. Glenford Turner, of Bridgeport, sued the VA in U.S...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2017, file photo, Russell M. Nelson, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints looks on before the start of the two-day Mormon church conference, in Salt Lake City. President Thomas S. Monson, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the 16th president of the Mormon church, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, after nine years in office. He was 90. The next president was not immediately named, but the job is expected to go to next longest-tenured member of the church's governing Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Nelson, per church protocol. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 03, 2018 - 5:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The man set to become the next Mormon church president is a 93-year-old former heart surgeon whose conservative track record on the religion's leadership panel has led Mormon scholars to predict he won't make any major changes. Russell M. Nelson is likely to be formally named...
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December 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A cosmetic-surgery firm that denied breast reduction surgery to three men with HIV violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to consider the medical facts regarding each patient before deciding whether surgery could be safely performed, a judge said Wednesday. U.S...
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Naomi Findlay and Dean Wilkins, look at their daughter, three-week-old Vanellope Hope Wilkins who was born with an extremely rare condition in which the heart grows on the outside of the body, at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, Monday Dec. 11, 2017. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
December 13, 2017 - 11:16 am
LONDON (AP) — British officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived three surgeries to place her heart inside her chest. Glenfield Hospital in Leicester said Wednesday that baby Vanellope Hope was born in late November with her heart growing on the outside of her body. The...
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FILE - in this Nov. 15, 2017, photo, medical doctor Lee Cook-jong describes the parasites found inside the body of a North Korean soldier at Ajou University Medical Center in Suwon, South Korea. Hospital officials say on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, the condition of the North Korean soldier severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea is gradually improving after two surgeries but it's too early to tell whether he makes a recovery.(Kim In-chul/Yonhap via AP, File)
November 18, 2017 - 7:36 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Surgeons treating a North Korean soldier who was severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea have removed dozens of parasites from his body, including presumed roundworms as long as 27 centimeters (11 inches), hospital officials said. The soldier, whose name...
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November 08, 2017 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin has undergone triple bypass surgery as a pre-emptive step for a cardiac problem. That's the word from his office on Wednesday. In a statement, his office said the congressman is doing well and looking forward to a speedy recovery. The 53-...
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October 26, 2017 - 3:41 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who entered the United States from Mexico without permission a decade ago is potentially facing deportation after having to cross a Border Patrol checkpoint in South Texas for emergency gallbladder surgery, a family lawyer said Thursday...
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October 24, 2017 - 1:57 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 36-year-old Oregon woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals who she says mistakenly suggested she undergo a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday that Elisha Cooke-Moore's lawsuit says she underwent the...
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Christel Ward speaks at a news conference Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, outside of the federal courthouse in Nashville, Tenn., about a lawsuit filed on her behalf over a program that awarded 30-day jail sentence reductions to inmates who underwent vasectomies or birth control implants. Ward says she underwent the implant and never was awarded the time off. The lawsuit says the policy amounted to eugenics. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)
August 17, 2017 - 5:04 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff and judge violated the constitutional rights of jail inmates by promising to reduce their sentences if they underwent birth control procedures, an ex-inmate says in a federal lawsuit. Christel Ward was among the misdemeanor-level White County Jail inmates...
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August 13, 2017 - 1:37 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has undergone knee replacement surgery. Team spokesman Cory Walton says the procedure on his right knee was performed Sunday by Dr. Michael Bolognesi at the university's hospital. Bolognesi says the surgery went "very smoothly," and doctors...
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