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Tags: surgery

2/27/2018

Though it may improve symptoms, minimally invasive heart valve surgery is not without risks

1 11/28/2017

Patient anecdote outweighs data in AP’s look at lymph node transfer surgery

1 5/19/2016

CBS’s same-day hip replacement story makes it sound like a new procedure

2/7/2016

Excellent sourcing, but questionable anecdotes, for WSJ piece on same-day hip replacement

4 12/4/2015

Post lays out limitations of study showing longer survival with breast cancer surgery

10/23/2015

Evidence overstated in coverage of drug to reduce blood transfusions

2/9/2015

10 million wisdom teeth are removed each year. That might be way too many.

1/29/2015

Double Chin? There May Be a Drug for That

3/27/2013

New method for hip replacement wins favor with some surgeons

3/19/2013

Therapy often as good as surgery for knees, study finds