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They Did Surgery On A Grape: What Is This New Viral Meme?

Pictured here is the da Vinci Surgical Robot. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) This grape new Internet meme has gone viral. David Hughes (@david8hughes), who is neither a grape nor a surgeon as far as I can tell, tried to summarize this meme by Tweeting: “THREAD: There’s been a lot of talk about the grape they did… Read More »

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Texas woman dies after botched plastic surgery in Mexico: report

Laura Avila is on life support following the attempted procedure in Mexico, her family claims. (GoFundMe/Angie Avila) The Texas woman who suffered severe brain damage from surgical complications tied to plastic surgery in Mexico has died. TMZ reported Saturday that Laura Avila, 35, died just days after her family made the decision to move her… Read More »

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How minimally invasive surgery was spun as the ‘latest and greatest’ for cervical cancer

Small incisions made by wands in laparoscopic surgery were touted as a “breakthrough” for cervical cancer. To understand how minimally invasive surgery for cervical cancer became popular before high-quality evidence was available about its outcomes, consider some rah-rah local news coverage. Back in 1995, for example, The Record of Hackensack, N.J., reported that laparoscopy “made… Read More »

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