Surgical technology

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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In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 photo, Jim Taft watches The History Channel from the confines of his bed at his home in West Columbia, S.C. Taft has experienced debilitating health issues after a neurosurgeon implanted Boston Scientific's Precision spinal cord stimulator in his back in 2014. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
November 26, 2018 - 2:03 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — Desperate for relief after years of agony, Jim Taft listened intently as his pain management doctor described a medical device that could change his life. It wouldn't fix the nerve damage in his mangled right arm, Taft and his wife recalled the doctor saying, but a...
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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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April 10, 2017 - 6:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kimberly-Clark and its spinoff medical technology firm Halyard Health have been hit with $454 million in compensatory and punitive damages, after a federal jury found the companies misled California buyers about the impermeability of their MicroCool surgical gowns. Jurors in Los...
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