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Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Report: Crawford To Ask Red Sox Permission For Surgery

Carl Crawford is expected to request permission from the Red Sox to undergo Tommy John Surgery on his left elbow next week, according to a report by the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham.

08/18/2012

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Angry Patients Stuck With Big Medical Bills After “Bait And Switch”

Thousands of patients are finding out the hard way that free doesn’t always mean free.

02/14/2012

Child's bedroom

Number Of Children Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea Is On The Rise

There could be a medical reason why kids are waking up on a regular basis and the solution is often surgery.

01/02/2012

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Dentists Question If Removing Wisdom Teeth Is Necessary

Getting wisdom teeth removed has always been one of those things you just get done, but now some dentists are questioning that approach.

11/28/2011

Logan was shot, and needs to have extensive surgery.

Cat Shot In Norfolk Needs Amputation Surgery

The cat is alive and in stable condition, but now needs extensive amputation surgery.

10/13/2011

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6 Questions To Ask Your Surgeon

“There are a series of about six questions that really cover the essential concerns that any patient would have in discussing а potential surgical procedure with a physician,” says Dr. Elliot Chaikof MD.

07/15/2011

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A “Navel” Idea: New Technique Can Remove Gallbladder With One Small Incision

First, there was laparoscopic surgery, which allowed a surgeon to remove the gallbladder through small incisions in the abdomen. Though much less invasive than traditional open surgery, it still required making several cuts in the abdominal wall.

07/14/2011

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Minimally-Invasive Procedure Successfully Treats Brain Aneurysms

On a sunny spring day in 2009, Mary Ann Tosi was sitting in a Needham church, attending a memorial mass for her parents. As she sat with her family in a back pew, a pain crept up the back of her head.

07/14/2011

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New Technology Means Kidney Cancer Can Now Be Treated Laparoscopically

Charlie Fischer was driving home from a high school basketball game he had officiated in late November of last year when he started to suffer from a sudden onset of severe, stabbing pain in his back.

07/14/2011

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Minimally-Invasive Procedure Effective For Treating Fibroids In Some Women

A minimally-invasive procedure has been shown to successfully treat uterine fibroids while requiring little downtime for the patient and preserving the woman’s uterus.

07/14/2011

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