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Getting the Jump on Cancer with Preventative Surgeries

Angelina Jolie had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after a recent blood test showed a possible early sign of cancer.

03/25/2015

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Local Plastic Surgeons Fixing a Fashion Trend of the Young

It’s an extreme fashion statement – ear gauging – where instead of just having a small pierced ear, a hoop-like hole is pierced into the earlobe.

02/17/2015

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Cardiac Surgeons Use Non-Invasive Approach to Fix Mitral Valves

St. Louis University cardiac surgeons now have a new option for mitral valve repair – one that doesn’t involve cutting open a patient’s chest.

09/22/2014

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SSM Parting Ways With Neurosurgeon Who Operated on Wrong Side of Woman’s Brain

SSM Health Care and Dr. Armond Levy both confirm that his contract was not renewed.

07/23/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.

03/06/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.

03/06/2014

Evan Harter had all his toes amputated after he walked home during extremely frigid temperatures. (Getty Images)

Kansas Man Who Lost Toes From Frostbite Has Lesson for Others

22-year-old Evan Harter lost his toes after walking for an hour in frigid weather.

02/13/2014

The Joint Commission is urging hospitals to do more to prevent surgical instruments from being left inside a patient. (Getty Images)

Report: Too Many Surgical Implements Are Left Behind In Patients

The Joint Commission is urging surgeons and hospitals to cut down on the number of medical objects accidentally left in patients.

10/19/2013

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