Pope Francis was discharged from a Rome hospital and returned home to the Vatican on Wednesday, 10 days after undergoing surgery to remove half his colon.
By Nicole Winfield, Domenico Stinellis, Gianfranco Stara, Associated Press
Pope Francis' recovery from intestinal surgery continues to be "regular and satisfactory," the Vatican said Wednesday, as it revealed that final examinations showed he had suffered a "severe" narrowing of his colon.
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
The brief medical bulletin contained the first details the Vatican released after the Pope underwent a three-hour operation that involved removing half his colon.
By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
Intersex youth surgeries have deep ties to racism in the U.S. Last month, Lurie Children's Hospital became the first in the country to end the operations.
By Kate Sosin, The 19th
By Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press
She is in her 20s and was on a ventilator and heart-lung machine for almost two months before her operation last Friday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. It took her body almost that long to clear the virus and be ready…
By Michael Hill and Jennifer Peltz, Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said hospitals in parts of New York will be able to conduct outpatient elective surgeries again. The governor also pledged to consider regional differences when re-opening the state's outbreak-stalled economy.
By Eric Boodman, STAT
The older you get, the likelier it is that an operation’s risks outweigh the benefits. Yet to arbitrarily — and perhaps, unknowingly — fixate on the threshold at which patients pass from their 70s into their 80s seems like an…
By Associated Press
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from a fall.
By Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
The Food and Drug Administration ordered the two remaining makers of the mesh to stop selling it immediately, saying the companies failed to show the mesh is safe for long-term use. The FDA action does not apply to surgical mesh…
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