Surgical procedures

Police tape is used to keep people from using a playground that was closed in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Fairway, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 22, 2020 - 9:29 pm
More governors are reopening their economies by the day around the country, creating a patchwork of stay-home orders and other business restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Some states are moving faster to reopen, like Georgia, Oklahoma and Montana, where the governor on Wednesday gave the...
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March 23, 2020 - 12:12 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Orders by the governors of Texas and Ohio to stop all non-essential surgeries in those states have unleashed a new battle over access to abortions during the coronavirus pandemic. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide order Sunday to curb the use of medical supplies...
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Yazan, 1, cries as he is prepared for heart surgery at the Tajoura National Heart Center in Tripoli, Libya. Libya has only one heart surgeon who can't possibly perform surgeries on 1,200 or so infants born every year with heart defects. But an international team of experts, part of the Novick Cardiac Alliance, regularly flies into Libya to perform surgery on patients like Yazan. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
March 11, 2020 - 2:23 am
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Yazan, a 1-year-old Libyan boy, was born with congenital heart disease. With just one chamber, the organ pumped so little blood that when Yazan cried, his skin turned black. Without surgery, he would not survive. But Yazan's country, Libya, has only one heart surgeon who can't...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon testifies before the House Financial Services Committee during a hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. JPMorgan says its CEO Dimon has had emergency heart surgery but is recovering. The nation's largest bank by assets said in a message to its employees that Dimon was awake and alert following the surgery Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
March 05, 2020 - 8:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan said that CEO Jamie Dimon underwent emergency heart surgery Thursday, but is recovering. The nation's largest bank by assets said in a message to its more than 250,000 employees that Dimon was awake and alert following the surgery. The New York bank said Dimon was stricken...
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In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 photo, Dr. Neil Floch, second from left, performs gastric bypass surgery laparoscopically, using monitors to guide him at Nuvance Health's hospital in Norwalk, Conn. Obesity surgery is becoming a more common way to lose weight, and so is the likelihood of patients getting a second surgery. In 2019, an estimated 15% of all obesity surgeries in the U.S. came after a previous procedure, up from 6% in 2011, according to a surgeons' group. (AP Photo/Kathy Young)
February 28, 2020 - 3:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As more Americans turn to surgery to lose weight, more of them are also returning for a second operation because the first isn't working. Last year, an estimated 15% of the 252,000 obesity surgeries in the U.S. came after a previous surgery. That compares to 6% of the 158,000...
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February 19, 2020 - 7:16 am
LONDON (AP) — Surgeons at King's College Hospital in London removed a brain tumor from a woman who played the violin during the procedure. Doctors for violinist Dagmar Turner, 53, mapped her brain before the surgery to identify areas that were active when she played the instrument and those...
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January 13, 2020 - 7:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have rejected what would have been a first-of-its-kind ban on medically unnecessary treatment for infants born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia. The measure would have banned all procedures on intersex children 6 and under unless the Medical...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. Sunday school teacher Kim Fuller makes a point during class and the old man sitting on the front pew raises his eyebrows quizzically. That old man is her uncle, former president Jimmy Carter and Fuller's unique challenge is to serve as his substitute in the class he usually teaches himself. Fuller is the eldest daughter of Carter’s late brother Billy Carter, and she has served as the regular replacement for the world’s best-known Sunday school teacher since Carter underwent brain surgery in November. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
December 30, 2019 - 1:50 am
PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter publicly appeared Sunday at the Georgia church where he worships for the first time since undergoing brain surgery in November. The 95-year-old Carter and his wife of more than 70 years, Rosalynn, attended services at the Maranatha Baptist Church in...
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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against DePaul on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 in Chicago, Ill. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
December 17, 2019 - 1:56 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma is scheduled to undergo minor surgery Wednesday that could keep him off the court for the Huskies' game this weekend against Oklahoma. The school says the 65-year-old Hall-of-Famer will undergo a procedure to relieve symptoms of diverticulitis, a...
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December 03, 2019 - 5:48 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An official says Poland's powerful ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has successfully undergone a planned knee surgery. Law and Justice party official Malgorzata Gosiewska said Tuesday he was doing fine. Gosiewska told RMF FM radio that Kaczynski will be returning to work...
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