Surgical procedures

In this Wednesday, July 17, 2019, photo, Laurie Barber, a Little Rock, Ark., ophthalmologist, talks with patient Carolyn Lay at the Little Rock Eye Clinic. Barber chairs a group that wants to hold a referendum on a new Arkansas law that expands the procedures that optometrists can perform. Arkansas optometrists who say they have to refer patients sometimes as far as an hour away successfully urged the Legislature this year to expand what procedures they can perform. But that change sparked an expensive and heated lobbying fight, and now faces the prospect of going before voters next year. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)
July 26, 2019 - 10:00 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As an optometrist in the small Arkansas town of Osceola, Matthew Jones must tell patients several times a week to seek treatment elsewhere — sometimes as far as an hour away — for procedures he says he's fully capable of performing. "They look at me and ask, 'Why don't you...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2007 file photo, former astronaut Neil Armstrong speaks during a dinner in his honor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Court documents show that an Ohio hospital paid the estate of astronaut Armstrong $6 million to settle allegations that post-surgical complications led to his 2012 death. The 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon was celebrated Saturday, July 20, 2019. (Michael Heinz/Journal & Courier via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 8:56 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio hospital paid the estate of astronaut Neil Armstrong $6 million in a confidential agreement to settle allegations that post-surgical complications led to Armstrong's 2012 death, according to court documents and a report in the New York Times. The 2014 settlement went to 10...
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July 23, 2019 - 5:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Americana singer-songwriter John Prine is postponing several shows this summer so he can have surgery to insert a stent to prevent a stroke. A statement on Prine's website on Tuesday said Prine's doctors told him he had an elevated risk of stroke and he plans to have the...
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Britain's Andy Murray, right, and Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France celebrate after winning their Men's doubles match during day four of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 04, 2019 - 4:37 pm
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Andy Murray won his opening match at this year's Wimbledon tournament, in men's doubles. The two-time singles champion at the All England Club teamed with Pierre-Hugues Herbert to beat Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert 4-6, 6...
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Former President Jimmy Carter smiles as he returns to Maranatha Baptist Church to teach Sunday School on Sunday, June 9, 2019, less than a month after falling and breaking his hip, in Plains Ga. A member of the congregation made a special chair for Carter from a boat seat that would raise and lower the president. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
June 09, 2019 - 4:32 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter talked about his recent health setback and his conversation with President Donald Trump, as he returned to teaching Sunday school in Georgia for the first time since breaking his hip. Carter told people gathered at the Maranatha Baptist Church in...
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May 16, 2019 - 11:55 am
A study finds that teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as adults who have the operation and are more likely to have other health problems go away. Doctors compared results of gastric bypass surgery in 161 teens and 396 adults who had been obese since they were teens. Five years after...
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FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2018 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter speaks during a news conference, in Plains, Ga. A spokeswoman says former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he has broken his hip. She said that Carter underwent surgery at a medical center in Americus, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
May 13, 2019 - 5:43 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter broke his hip Monday at his south Georgia home when he fell while leaving to go turkey hunting, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center said. Carter was treated in Americus, Georgia, near his home in Plains, and was recovering comfortably after...
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In this May 2, 2019, photo, Savanah Harshbarger, a medical student at Duke University, poses for a photo on campus in Durham, N.C. Harshbarger estimates she did as many as 10 pelvic exams last year on patients who were under anesthesia for gynecologic surgeries. Bills introduced in roughly a dozen states this year would require that women undergoing gynecological surgeries give explicit approval to a pelvic exam beforehand. It’s a step that some medical experts say is an unnecessary intrusion into care. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 12, 2019 - 4:42 pm
Savanah Harshbarger estimates she performed as many as 10 pelvic exams last year on patients before gynecologic surgeries, feeling for fibroid tumors or other abnormalities. The Duke University medical student said the experience was a revelation. "It's pretty empowering to know this is something...
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This undated photo provided by Margherita Mencattelli in April 2019 shows the tip of a robotic catheter equipped with a small camera and lighting encased in silicone, in Boston. Described in a report released on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, the device guided itself through the delicate chambers of a pig's heart as it was beating. (Margherita Mencattelli/Boston Children's Hospital via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 2:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have created a small robotic device that guides itself safely through a beating pig's heart, demonstrating what such tools might one day do in surgery. And they borrowed some tricks from animals to do the job. To find its way to a specific point in the heart, the thin...
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban chews out a player during the first half of Alabama's A-Day NCAA college football scrimmage, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
April 22, 2019 - 8:08 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and "should be able to return to work in the very new future." Cain says the right hip replacement was "robotic assisted" at...
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