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W. Dudley Johnson, Heart Bypass Surgery Pioneer, Dies at 86

W. Dudley Johnson, Heart Bypass Surgery Pioneer, Dies at 86

Dr. W. Dudley Johnson during a 1999 bypass operation in Milwaukee.
W. Dudley Johnson, Heart Bypass Surgery Pioneer, Dies at 86

W. Dudley Johnson, Heart Bypass Surgery Pioneer, Dies at 86

Dr. W. Dudley Johnson during a 1999 bypass operation in Milwaukee.
‘Going Flat’ After Breast Cancer

‘Going Flat’ After Breast Cancer

“It’s a tremendous amount to put your body through, and it’s not like we’re going to get our breasts back,” said Rebecca Pine, 40, who decided against reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy.
‘Going Flat’ After Breast Cancer

‘Going Flat’ After Breast Cancer

“It’s a tremendous amount to put your body through, and it’s not like we’re going to get our breasts back,” said Rebecca Pine, 40, who decided against reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy.
Dr. Denton Cooley, Whose Pioneering Heart Surgery Set Off a 40-Year Medical Feud, Dies at 96

Dr. Denton Cooley, Whose Pioneering Heart Surgery Set Off a 40-Year Medical Feud, Dies at 96

Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1969 after becoming the first surgeon to implant a totally artificial heart in a patient.
Dr. Denton Cooley, Whose Pioneering Heart Surgery Set Off a 40-Year Medical Feud, Dies at 96

Dr. Denton Cooley, Whose Pioneering Heart Surgery Set Off a 40-Year Medical Feud, Dies at 96

Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1969 after becoming the first surgeon to implant a totally artificial heart in a patient.
Should Medicare Allow Outpatient Knee Replacement? Doctors Are Deeply Split

Should Medicare Allow Outpatient Knee Replacement? Doctors Are Deeply Split

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, the chairman of orthopedics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Kirschenbaum, who replaces more than 200 knees each year, had knee replacement surgery himself as an outpatient.
Should Medicare Allow Outpatient Knee Replacement? Doctors Are Deeply Split

Should Medicare Allow Outpatient Knee Replacement? Doctors Are Deeply Split

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, the chairman of orthopedics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Kirschenbaum, who replaces more than 200 knees each year, had knee replacement surgery himself as an outpatient.
Should Medicare Allow Outpatient Knee Replacement? Doctors Are Deeply Split

Should Medicare Allow Outpatient Knee Replacement? Doctors Are Deeply Split

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, the chairman of orthopedics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Kirschenbaum, who replaces more than 200 knees each year, had knee replacement surgery himself as an outpatient.
Voices: Remembering My Doctor Who Let Me Walk Again

Voices: Remembering My Doctor Who Let Me Walk Again

Taking time out in the hills above Palo Alto, Calif.
Sports Briefing: Tennis Player Petra Kvitova Could Play Again After Hand Surgery

Sports Briefing: Tennis Player Petra Kvitova Could Play Again After Hand Surgery

Robert Lewandowski, right, and Stefan Ilsanker vying for the ball in Bayern’s 3-0 win over Leipzig.
After Weight-Loss Surgery, a Year of Joys and Disappointments

After Weight-Loss Surgery, a Year of Joys and Disappointments

Dr. Oliver Varban, left, performing a laparoscopic gastric bypass, one of the most common weight-loss procedures.
After Weight-Loss Surgery, a Year of Joys and Disappointments

After Weight-Loss Surgery, a Year of Joys and Disappointments

Dr. Oliver Varban, left, performing a laparoscopic gastric bypass, one of the most common weight-loss procedures.
UnitedHealth Group to Buy Outpatient Surgery Chain for $2.3 Billion

UnitedHealth Group to Buy Outpatient Surgery Chain for $2.3 Billion

Insurers are aggressively experimenting with new ways to pay doctors and hospitals to reward them for delivering better care at lower prices.
UnitedHealth Group to Buy Outpatient Surgery Chain for $2.3 Billion

UnitedHealth Group to Buy Outpatient Surgery Chain for $2.3 Billion

Insurers are aggressively experimenting with new ways to pay doctors and hospitals to reward them for delivering better care at lower prices.