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Video Gamers Raise Thousands for Animator’s Surgery After Insurance Co. Rejects Claim

There is some serious heartwarming going down for creators of a video podcast called Extra Credits which examines the state of video games today....
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Cheap Pill May Save Lives When Given Before Surgery

Patients at risk of a heart attack who are having surgery can cut their death risk by 35 percent simply taking a drug called...
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Nine Year-old Raises $12,000 for his Own Heart Surgery

Worried about his family's finances, not just his health, after finding out that he would need extended treatment for a rare heart condition, Malkolm...
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Stroking Pets Can Cut Painkiller Use After Surgery

Stroking a pet can help patients cut their amount of painkillers in half, according to a new study.The research found that patients who had...
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‘Superglue’ Puts Heart Surgery Patients Back Together

Canadian researchers have pioneered a new way to mend a patient's breastbone after open-heart surgery, using a Superman-strength glue that cuts healing...
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Scientists Poised to Begin Surgery to Help Cancer Victims Regrow Breasts

Australian scientists are poised to begin a three-year trial on a revolutionary surgery to help cancer victims regrow their breasts. The...
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Surgery Lets Mum See Baby Again

There can be few experiences more exciting than regaining one's sight after being blind. Kiriana Thackeray knows the feeling. A...
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Implanted Tooth Helps Restore Vision in Historic Surgery

A 60-year-old woman can see again after a tooth was implanted into her eye in a historic Miami surgery. The months-long procedure had never been...
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Brain Surgery Activates Hidden Art Genius

When window salesman Alan Brown, 49, emerged from a gruelling 16-hour operation following his stroke, he found he had become a reborn 'Michelangelo' and...
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Surgery Deaths Drop Dramatically With Checklist

A simple list to be checked off during surgery – before anaesthesia, at the first incision and the completion of an operation – has...

6 Alternatives to Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is a popular choice for many boomers struggling with knee pain and osteoarthritis. But a broad new study confirms earlier findings that...

Stereo Glasses May Help Doctors Perform Beating Heart Surgery

Stereo glasses, commonly used in video games, can be used for complex heart surgery on infants and adults when the heart is still...

Breakthrough Cancer Surgery Saves Terminal Patient

"A Florida woman with a golf ball-size tumor buried so deep in her abdomen that it was first called inoperable and terminal, risked a...

Ugandan Boy Brought to US for Surgery Attracts Support From Locals

This is an ongoing story of merit, accomplishment, and community caring. A Ugandan boy was brought overseas for surgery and now the whole town...

Robot Offers Hip Surgery Success

"A surgical robot developed by UK scientists makes hip operations so simple even students get good results." (BBC Health)

Snake Saved by Surgery After Swallowing Golf Balls

"A veterinary surgeon in Australia has saved the life of a snake that mistook some golf balls for chicken eggs and ate four of...

Hospital Donates Life-Saving Surgery To Kosovo Girl

"An Albuquerque hospital and several of its surgeons donated life-saving surgery to a Kosovo toddler. Now, the 2-year-old and her mom are heading home."...

Iraqi Baby Admitted to Israel for Lifesaving Surgery

Israeli officials approved entry to Israel for a three-week-old Iraqi baby in need of lifesaving heart surgery, a complex procedure not available in neighboring...

For Preemie Girl’s Tiny Heart, Life-Saving Miracle Surgery

A premature infant, Kaylin Baker's heart, no larger than a quarter, would have failed or had to endure invasive open heart surgery and lengthy...

In World First, Tiger Will Be Given Prosthetic Limb to Live Out His Life Pain-Free

A tiger that was rescued from a poacher’s trap in India will now be the first big cat to get a prosthetic leg after it developed gangrene and lived in pain for years.