Surgical procedures

Gabrielle Schmees, 29, and Diego Grassano, 31, kiss wearing protective masks on the day of their wedding at the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park on Monday, April 27, 2020, in Houston. Because of COVID-19, the couple decided to postpone their official wedding and have a small one at the Waterwall Park until December when they can have the official one with all of their family and friends. (Marie De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 27, 2020 - 8:16 pm
Restaurants opened up to dine-in patrons in at least three states Monday and the governor of Texas allowed movie theaters, malls and eateries to start letting customers trickle into their establishments later this week. Across the country, an ever-changing patchwork of loosening stay-home orders...
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Police tape is used to keep people from using a playground that was closed in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Fairway, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 22, 2020 - 9:29 pm
More governors are reopening their economies by the day around the country, creating a patchwork of stay-home orders and other business restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Some states are moving faster to reopen, like Georgia, Oklahoma and Montana, where the governor on Wednesday gave the...
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In this March 30, 2020 photo provided by Chief Nurse Anesthetist Nicole Hubbard, nurses Mindy Brock and Ben Cayer, wearing protective equipment, hold each other and look into each other's eyes, in Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla. “Everybody’s talking about the photo,” says Cayer, 46. It strikes a chord “because we’re all going through the same thing right now and it’s a symbol of hope and love.” Brock, 38, adds: “What’s important is that we stick together, we work together, and we always support each other. And not just Ben and I, but the human race right now.” (Nicole Hubbard via AP)
April 15, 2020 - 2:23 pm
Between surgeries one stressful morning, Ben Cayer and Mindy Brock — husband and wife, and fellow nurse anesthetists — peered through layers of protective gear, and locked eyes. It was a lovers’ gaze in the most unlikely situation. A co-worker was there to snap a picture. Now the image, shared on...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during spring training baseball camp Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
April 07, 2020 - 2:54 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale says he has no regrets about the timing of his recent Tommy John surgery and is confident he can return as a stronger pitcher following his yearlong rehab. Sale had the procedure on his left elbow on March 30, getting his ulnar collateral ligament...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Executive Director Chrisse France talks about Preterm, the busiest abortion clinic in Ohio, in the procedure room in Cleveland. The governor and attorney general of Texas are moving to ban most abortions in the state during the coronavirus outbreak, declaring they don't qualify as essential surgeries. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
March 23, 2020 - 8:14 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The governor and attorney general of Texas are moving to ban most abortions in the state during the coronavirus outbreak, declaring they don't qualify as essential surgeries. Attorney General Ken Paxton said Monday that the order issued over the weekend by Gov. Greg Abbott...
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Laurie Kuypers, a registered nurse, reaches into a car to take a nasopharyngeal swab from a patient at a drive-through COVID-19 coronavirus testing station for University of Washington Medicine patients Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Seattle. The appointment-only drive-through clinic began a day earlier. Health authorities in Washington reported more COVID19 deaths in the state that has been hardest hit by the outbreak. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 18, 2020 - 3:26 pm
These are some of the latest developments Wednesday in the world's coronavirus pandemic: — NUMBER OF WORLDWIDE CASES TOPS 200,000 The number of people infected worldwide surpassed the 200,000 mark. Deaths topped 8,000, but the number of people considered recovered reached over 82,000, according to...
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Yazan, 1, cries as he is prepared for heart surgery at the Tajoura National Heart Center in Tripoli, Libya. Libya has only one heart surgeon who can't possibly perform surgeries on 1,200 or so infants born every year with heart defects. But an international team of experts, part of the Novick Cardiac Alliance, regularly flies into Libya to perform surgery on patients like Yazan. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
March 11, 2020 - 2:18 pm
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Yazan, a 1-year-old Libyan boy, was born with congenital heart disease. With just one chamber, the organ pumped so little blood that when Yazan cried, his skin turned black. Without surgery, he would not survive. But Yazan's country, Libya, has only one heart surgeon who can't...
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Yazan, 1, cries as he is prepared for heart surgery at the Tajoura National Heart Center in Tripoli, Libya. Libya has only one heart surgeon who can't possibly perform surgeries on 1,200 or so infants born every year with heart defects. But an international team of experts, part of the Novick Cardiac Alliance, regularly flies into Libya to perform surgery on patients like Yazan. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
March 11, 2020 - 2:23 am
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Yazan, a 1-year-old Libyan boy, was born with congenital heart disease. With just one chamber, the organ pumped so little blood that when Yazan cried, his skin turned black. Without surgery, he would not survive. But Yazan's country, Libya, has only one heart surgeon who can't...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon testifies before the House Financial Services Committee during a hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. JPMorgan says its CEO Dimon has had emergency heart surgery but is recovering. The nation's largest bank by assets said in a message to its employees that Dimon was awake and alert following the surgery Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
March 05, 2020 - 8:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan said that CEO Jamie Dimon underwent emergency heart surgery Thursday, but is recovering. The nation's largest bank by assets said in a message to its more than 250,000 employees that Dimon was awake and alert following the surgery. The New York bank said Dimon was stricken...
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In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 photo, Dr. Neil Floch, second from left, performs gastric bypass surgery laparoscopically, using monitors to guide him at Nuvance Health's hospital in Norwalk, Conn. Obesity surgery is becoming a more common way to lose weight, and so is the likelihood of patients getting a second surgery. In 2019, an estimated 15% of all obesity surgeries in the U.S. came after a previous procedure, up from 6% in 2011, according to a surgeons' group. (AP Photo/Kathy Young)
February 28, 2020 - 3:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As more Americans turn to surgery to lose weight, more of them are also returning for a second operation because the first isn't working. Last year, an estimated 15% of the 252,000 obesity surgeries in the U.S. came after a previous surgery. That compares to 6% of the 158,000...
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