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Hospitals Profit From Surgical Errors, Study Finds

Since insurers pay more for patients with surgical complications, some hospitals could actually lose money by improving care, researchers said Tuesday.


Man Grows Penis on His Own Arm

A British man born without a penis is set to have one sculpted from his arm. Security guard Andrew Wardle, 39, beat odds of 20 million to one when he was born with fully-functioning testicles but no manhood.


Study: Hip implants more likely to fail in women

Hip replacements are slightly more likely to fail in women than in men, according to one of the largest studies of its kind in U.S. patients. The risk of the implants failing is low, but women were 29% more likely than men to need a repeat surgery within the first three years.


Maryland firefighter has arm reattached after crash


A Washington, D.C., area volunteer firefighter had to have his arm surgically reattached after suffering serious injuries in a crash on the Beltway early Wednesday morning.


South Africa's Mandela discharged from hospital: government

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital, ending a nearly three-week stay during which he was treated for a lung infection and had surgery to remove gallstones, the government said on Wednesday.


Video: Girl born without a jaw

Family in Colorado hopes surgery will help daughter who was born without a jaw.


Beauty queen has quarter of her skull removed and stored in her STOMACH for six weeks after fishing accident ...

Skull stored in stomach

A former beauty queen has undergone an incredible surgery where a quarter of her skull was removed and stored in her stomach while she recovered from a devastating head injury. Surgeons removed the rear quarter of Jamie Hilton's skull and placed in her abdomen so that the bone would remain sterile and nourished as her brain swelling subsided. When the mother-of-three and former Mrs. Idaho woke up from the operation she found the large, hard lump in her stomach and a portion of her head missing.


Magnets saves baby from big surgery


Experts have warned about the dangers of kids swallowing magnets. But in an experimental surgery, magnets actually saved a newborn's life... A blockage somewhere inside Patrick's intestines was preventing him from moving his bowels. Doctors needed to fix it before his intestines ruptured and he died.


Doctors remove 33-pound tumor from toddler in Mexico

Mexican doctors say they have successfully removed a 33-pound benign tumor from the body of a 2-year-old child. Dr. Gustavo Hernandez says the tumor was heavier than the child who at the time of the June 14 surgery weighed 26 pounds.


FDA reviews heart valve that can go in without major surgery

Heart Valve

U.S. health officials are asking safety questions about the first artificial heart valve designed to be implanted without major surgery.


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