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  • TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013, 7:26 A.M.

    Angelina Jolie says she had double mastectomy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013, 3:09 P.M.

    Koop, who transformed surgeon general post, dies

    With his striking beard and starched uniform, former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop became one of the most recognizable figures of the Reagan era — and one of the most …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 9:06 A.M.

    Simple measures cut infections caught in hospitals

    CHICAGO (AP) — Preventing surgery-linked infections is a major concern for hospitals and it turns out some simple measures can make a big difference. A project at seven big hospitals …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 12:02 A.M.

    Mass. transplant doctor, Nobel winner Murray dies

    BOSTON (AP) — Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who performed the world’s first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, has died. He was 93. Murray …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 6:47 P.M.

    Transplant doc, Nobel winner Murray dies in Boston

    BOSTON (AP) — Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who performed the world’s first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, has died at age 93. Murray …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012, 4:28 P.M.

    Calif. city plans to provide transgender surgeries

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is preparing to become the first U.S. city to provide and cover the cost of sex reassignment surgeries for uninsured transgender residents. The city’s …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 3:45 P.M.

    Friend describes fatal beauty surgery at Pa. hotel

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman known as “the Black Madam” performed deadly cosmetic surgery on a London dancer in an airport hotel room, then used Krazy Glue to close …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 2:32 P.M.

    Friend describes deadly beauty surgery at Pa. inn

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman known as “the Black Madam” performed deadly cosmetic surgery on a London dancer in an airport hotel room, then used Crazy Glue to close …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 12:57 P.M.

    Kathy Bates recovering from double mastectomy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kathy Bates says she is recovering from a double mastectomy. The Oscar-winning actress tweeted on Wednesday that she was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago. …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 1:26 A.M.

    AP IMPACT: Surprising methods heal wounded troops

    BOSTON (AP) — Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. Around the country, the most …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012, 9:01 P.M.

    Surprising new medicine to heal wounded warriors

    BOSTON (AP) — Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. Around the country, the most …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012, 10:17 A.M.

    AP IMPACT: Surprising methods heal wounded troops

    BOSTON (AP) — Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. Around the country, the most …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 12:01 A.M.

    Ukrainian orphan treated for severe burns in Mass.

    BOSTON (AP) — Not much is known about how Ihor Lakatosh ended up with burns over 30 percent of his body. The little Ukrainian boy was severely malnourished and unable …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 3:38 A.M.

    Surgery allows blind orangutan to see her babies

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A formerly blind Sumatran orangutan can see her baby twins for the first time after undergoing cataract surgery in the first such operation in Indonesia. The …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012, 4:01 A.M.

    Circumcision pluses outweigh risks: Pediatricians

    CHICAGO (AP) — The nation’s most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it. In its …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2012, 9 P.M.

    Study: Obesity surgery can help prevent diabetes

    Doctors are reporting a new benefit from weight-loss surgery — preventing diabetes. Far fewer obese people developed that disease if they had stomach-shrinking operations rather than usual care to try …


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