Surgical procedures

Emergency workers respond to an explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Tyner said it appears the explosion may have been caused by a ruptured gas line, but that the investigation is ongoing. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 5:03 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the partial school building collapse in Minneapolis that killed two people (all times local): 4 p.m. The family of an assistant soccer coach who was injured in an explosion at a Minneapolis school says he is in critical but stable condition. The family of Bryan...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows hydrocodone pills, also known as Vicodin, arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Leftover opioids are a common dilemma for surgery patients; a study published Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, suggests that after several common operations most don't use all their pills and many store the remainders unsafely at home. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
August 02, 2017 - 11:06 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Surgery patients often end up with leftover opioid painkillers and store the remaining pills improperly at home, a study suggests. The research raises concerns about overprescribing addictive medicine that could end in the wrong hands. Uncertainty among doctors about how much...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2017, file photo, gymnast Simone Biles arrives at the ESPYS at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Biles shared a video of herself on July 27, 2017, taken after she had surgery to have her wisdom teeth removed. The Olympic champion appears on a recovery room bed with gauze in her mouth yelling something incomprehensible and pretending to drive a car. She wrote that she hopes the 27-second clip makes people laugh. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 28, 2017 - 9:21 am
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is giving fans a glimpse of her goofy side in a video that shows her coming out of an anesthetic haze after surgery to have her wisdom teeth removed. Biles posted the video on Twitter on Thursday. She appears on a recovery room bed with gauze in her mouth, yelling...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2017, file photo, gymnast Simone Biles arrives at the ESPYS at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Biles shared a video of herself on July 27, 2017, taken after she had surgery to have her wisdom teeth removed. The Olympic champion appears on a recovery room bed with gauze in her mouth yelling something incomprehensible and pretending to drive a car. She wrote that she hopes the 27-second clip makes people laugh. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 28, 2017 - 9:18 am
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is giving fans a glimpse of her goofy side in a video that shows her coming out of an anesthetic haze after surgery to have her wisdom teeth removed. Biles posted the video on Twitter on Thursday. She appears on a recovery room bed with gauze in her mouth, yelling...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 15, 2013, file photo, 28 year old Fang Hui shows off the scar from a living donor organ transplant operation where she received a portion of her sister's liver, at a hospital in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. The chief architect of China's organ transplant program said Wednesday, July 26, 2017 that the country is on track to lead the world in transplant surgeries by 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
July 26, 2017 - 3:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is on track to lead the world in organ transplant surgeries by 2020 following its abandonment of the much-criticized practice of using organs from executed prisoners, the architect of the country's transplant program said Wednesday. Chairman of the China Organ Donation and...
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Noi Liang, an intersex woman who works part-time as a patient advocate at Children's Hospital Colorado, stands for a photo at the medical center in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo., on Friday, July 7, 2017. Liang, who works for a technology firm, says the parents considering surgery for very young intersex children tend to be thorough and thoughtful in their deliberations, hoping that the decisions they make will be the ones that their children _ looking back years from now as adults _ would have wanted them to make. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 25, 2017 - 12:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Children whose sexual characteristics don't neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to rearrange their anatomy to resemble that of more typical boys and girls — long before they were old enough to have a say in the decision. But now the practice is under assault,...
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Noi Liang, an intersex woman who works part-time as a patient advocate at Children's Hospital Colorado, stands for a photo at the medical center in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo., on Friday, July 7, 2017. Liang, who works for a technology firm, says the parents considering surgery for very young intersex children tend to be thorough and thoughtful in their deliberations, hoping that the decisions they make will be the ones that their children _ looking back years from now as adults _ would have wanted them to make. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 25, 2017 - 12:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Children whose sexual characteristics don't neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to rearrange their anatomy to resemble that of more typical boys and girls — long before they were old enough to have a say in the decision. But now the practice is under assault,...
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July 19, 2017 - 1:09 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain's office says the Arizona Republican continues to recover following recent surgery to remove a blot clot. A brief statement released Wednesday by McCain spokeswoman Julie Tarallo describes the 80-year-old as being "in good spirts and recovering comfortably at home...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Nay Secretary nominee Richard Spencer. Surgeons in Phoenix said they removed a blood clot from above the left eye of McCain. Mayo Clinic Hospital doctors said Saturday, July 15 that McCain underwent a "minimally invasive" procedure to remove the nearly 2-inch (5-centimeter) clot, and that the surgery went "very well." They said the 80-year-old Republican is resting comfortably at his home in Arizona. Pathology reports are expected in the next several days. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 16, 2017 - 2:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saiys he will delay consideration of health care legislation in the Senate, after Sen. John McCain's announced absence following surgery left Republicans short of votes on their marquee legislation. McConnell's Saturday announcement was another...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Nay Secretary nominee Richard Spencer. Surgeons in Phoenix said they removed a blood clot from above the left eye of McCain. Mayo Clinic Hospital doctors said Saturday, July 15 that McCain underwent a "minimally invasive" procedure to remove the nearly 2-inch (5-centimeter) clot, and that the surgery went "very well." They said the 80-year-old Republican is resting comfortably at his home in Arizona. Pathology reports are expected in the next several days. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 15, 2017 - 11:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday he will delay consideration of health care legislation in the Senate, after Sen. John McCain's announced absence following surgery left Republicans short of votes on their marquee legislation. McConnell's announcement amounted to...
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