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 Lindsey Tanner, 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 Michael Hill and Jennifer Peltz, Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press
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 Eric Boodman, STAT
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.
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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…
By Amanda Grennell
A child's major brain surgery could have sacrificed key skills, including the ability to recognize faces. Instead his brain shifted the jobs elsewhere.
By Christopher Hartnick, The Conversation
As the founder and director of Operation Airway, a nonprofit that treats kids with breathing problems, I have led teams of surgeons and other medical professionals on missions across the world for the past decade. Our team,…
By Max Blau, STAT
The time of day of your surgery could have long-term impacts on your health.
Researchers at Harvard University have invented super sticky, medical adhesives inspired by slug mucus.
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