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Sydney Glenn

8 July 2021

Utah, United States

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Intermountain Healthcare implemented an opioid reduction plan as part of Utah’s statewide ‘Know Your Script’ initiative. The plan, which includes an opioid-free surgery program that utilizes nerve blockers and non-opi...

The Washington Post

Debra Bruno

9 August 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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3D ultrasound print outs help doctors perform non-invasive surgery in utero and provide blind parents with images during pregnancy. Doctors at Johns Hopkins hospital first used 3D models to improve surgery for spina b...

The Washington Post

Elise Favis

9 January 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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An orthopedic surgeon, software developers, and medical experts have teamed up to create a virtual reality headset that helps eliminate unpredictability during surgical procedures. Although this is one of many technol...

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Adina Florea

7 December 2019

Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania

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A private healthcare facility in Romania is helping to bring specialty surgeries to the region's children by arranging for doctors from other parts of the nation and world to convene on a rotating, but regular, basis....

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Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

15 October 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Many people addicted to opioids developed their addiction after being prescribed the drugs after surgery, so some states are changing protocols around the drug distribution. From increased counseling about drug safety...

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Hadra Ahmed

16 September 2019

Ethiopia

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In Ethiopia, emergency surgical officers are helping to provide surgical care such as Cesarean sections, that is typically performed by surgeons. Although these health-care providers do not have the full training of s...

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Jared Lindzon

12 May 2019

Orlando, Florida, United States

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When loved ones undergo surgery, the more information that they have access to, the better supported they often feel. To increase efficiency while also improving information access, nearly 60 hospitals across the nati...

The New Yorker

Tom Vanderbilt

4 February 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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DIY solutions can overcome the scarcity of medical resources in developing countries and save lives. A simple solution such as replacing expensive uterine balloons with more readily accessible condoms has already help...

The New York Times

Julie Appleby

19 June 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Doctors at Johns Hopkins and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School are striving to establish new guidelines that are specific to surgical procedure and patient circumstance for prescribing opioids. The general consensus i...

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Arlina Arshad

24 June 2017

Sumatra, Indonesia

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A New Vision is a Singapore-based non-profit that provides free cataract surgery to impoverished people in Indonesia. Indonesia has one of the highest rates of blindness in the world, and 50 percent of these cases are...

NPR

Jenny Gold

29 June 2016

Palo Alto, California, United States

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Undergoing surgery is a stress-inducing prospect for anyone, but children are especially vulnerable to anxiety prior to operations. To avoid using risky anti-anxiety medications on young patients, two anesthesiologist...

The New Yorker

Ben Taub

27 June 2016

Aleppo, Syria

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In Syria, medical personnel are at risk of death as hospitals are frequent targets of bombing. With few medical specialists treating an assortment of injuries and diseases under the most dangerous circumstances, docto...

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Melissa Bailey

27 June 2016

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Hospitals can be stressful places for children and their families, but music therapy can help ease some of that stress. At Boston Children's Hospital, music therapists help children complete tasks such as using the re...

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

7 November 2015

Hetauda, Central Region, Nepal

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In the past, people in poor countries who became blind due to cataracts often had no hope of improvement because of the high costs of treatment. Nepalese ophthalmologist, Sanduk Ruit, perfected a cheap and effective c...

Al Jazeera

Javid Abdelmoneim

17 August 2015

Uganda

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In Uganda, disease caused by improper surgical protocol is one of the leading causes of death. In response to this problem, Doctors are utilizing a surgical checklist from the World Health Organization, as well as oth...

Vox

Sarah Kliff

Johnny Harris

9 July 2015

Roseville, California, United States

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Central line infections can be a death sentence to a patient, so hospitals have been trying to determine how to reduce this likelihood. The solution appears to be in the difference between hospitals willing to learn f...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Bridget Huber

27 April 2015

Uganda

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The typical surgery for hydrocephalus, a brain swelling disease, often leads to infection. Medical constraints in Uganda inspired a neurosurgeon to create a safer and more effective surgery which is now used in Uganda...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Bridget Huber

27 April 2015

Chokwe, Mozambique

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Mozambique has a shortage of practicing surgeons, so medical technicians are being trained to fill their roles in various situations, especially in rural locations. Although there are challenges to using this tactic, ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

31 July 2013

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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An Oklahoma surgery center made news by posting its prices online – a revolutionary idea in an industry where consumers normally are buying blind. This is a big reason health care costs so much, but recent months have...

Business Insider

Adam Plowright

21 April 2013

Bengaluru, India

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A hundred years after the first heart surgery, less than 10 percent of the world's population can afford it. By using pre-fabricated buildings, stripping out air-conditioning and even training visitors to help with po...

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

8 August 2012

Zambia

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In Zambia, the need for surgery is just as common as in the United States - doctors, however, are rare. So Zambia is training clinical officers – with no medical degrees – to do C-sections and hernia repairs.

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