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Tens of Thousands of Heart Patients May Not Need Open-Heart Surgery

ImageWith TAVR, the only incision is a small hole in the groin where a catheter is inserted. Traditional surgery involves cracking open the ribs and stopping the heart to insert the new valve.CreditJean-Paul Chassenet/Science Source The operation is a daring one: To replace a failing heart valve, cardiologists insert a replacement through a patient’s groin… Read More »

Exclusive: A 700-Pound Man on TLC's Family by the Ton Explores Weight-Loss Surgery

TLC’s Family by the Ton, a spinoff of its hit reality series My 600-lb Life, offers sobering insights into the realities of people struggling with obesity. One such example on the new season of Family by the Ton—which premiered January 2 and is airing every Wednesday—is Casey King. King, who weighs over 700 pounds and… Read More »

South African musician plays guitar while undergoing brain surgery

In this photo supplied by the Department of Neurosurgery, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, taken earlier this month during surgery South African musician, Musa Manzini, plays a guitar during brain surgery. (OnyekaValentine Ilorah for Department of Neurosurgery, Inks Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, via AP) JOHANNESBURG – His skull still open,… Read More »