Surgical procedures

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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April 19, 2019 - 1:31 pm
DENVER (AP) — Sen. Michael Bennet has been successfully treated for prostate cancer, clearing the way for a possible 2020 presidential campaign, his office says. The Colorado Democrat's office said Friday that Bennet underwent surgery last weekend and is recovering at home. He will require no...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 13, 2019 - 6:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia performed a big league first Saturday: consecutive regular season starts of at least five innings, no walks and no more than one hit. Among Sabathia's more remarkable feats, considering what came between. "That is classic CC right there," said Yankees manager Aaron Boone...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Brazilian soccer legend Pele attends the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow. Pele has successfully undergone surgery for the removal of a kidney stone in a Sao Paulo hospital. The Albert Einstein Hospital said on its website Saturday, April 13, 2019, that Pele's surgery went well, but did not provide additional details. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
April 13, 2019 - 2:11 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pele has successfully undergone surgery for the removal of a kidney stone in a Sao Paulo hospital. The Albert Einstein Hospital said on its website Saturday that Pele's surgery went well, but did not provide additional details. The 78-year-old was...
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FILE - In a Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch speaks in the House of Delegates chamber in Annapolis, Md., the first day of the state's 2019 legislative session. Busch died Sunday, April 7, 2019 surrounded by loved ones, according to Alexandra Hughes, the speaker’s chief of staff. He was 72. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 07, 2019 - 6:16 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Michael Busch, the longest-serving Maryland House speaker in the state's history, died Sunday. He was 72. Busch, a Democrat who became speaker in 2003, had developed pneumonia after a follow-up procedure to a 2017 liver transplant after being diagnosed with nonalcoholic...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, participants smile as they march with a banner during the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Tokyo's Shibuya district. Human Rights Watch is urging Japan to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilized to have their gender changed on official documents.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
March 20, 2019 - 4:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Human Rights Watch urged Japan on Wednesday to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilized before their gender is changed on official documents. A 2004 law states that people wishing to register a gender change must have their original reproductive organs removed and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, nominated by President Bill Clinton, sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Ginsburg is making her first public appearance since undergoing lung cancer surgery in December. The 85-year-old Ginsburg is attending a concert at a museum a few blocks from the White House that is being given by her daughter-in-law and other musicians. Patrice Michaels is married to Ginsburg's son, James. Michaels is a soprano and composer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 05, 2019 - 9:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made her first public appearance since undergoing lung cancer surgery, attending a concert in her honor given by her daughter-in-law and other musicians. Ginsburg, 85, had surgery in New York on Dec. 21. She missed arguments at the court...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, speaks to members of the Senate in Sacramento, Calif. A new California bill would ban doctors from performing treatment or surgery on the genitalia of intersex children unless its medically necessary or the child is old enough to consent. The California Medical Association said it has serious concerns with the legislation because it removes doctors ability to respond to cases on an individual basis. Wiener's bill released Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, is the latest effort in California aimed at giving minors more control over their bodies and gender identities. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 04, 2019 - 9:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California doctors would be barred from treating or performing surgery on children born with genitals that don't fit a single gender or are otherwise atypical unless it's medically necessary or the child consents, under a bill unveiled Monday. It's the latest effort by...
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