More severely obese kids should get surgery, U.S. pediatric group says

More severely obese kids should get surgery, U.S. pediatric group says

Even some severely obese preteens should be considered for weight loss surgery, according to new recommendations. The guidance issued Sunday by the American Academy of Pediatrics is based on a review of medical evidence, including several studies showing that surgery in teens can result in marked weight loss lasting at least several years, with few […]

Regina girl, 5, survived '1-in-4 million' dental surgery mistake, expert says

Regina girl, 5, survived '1-in-4 million' dental surgery mistake, expert says

A dental anesthesiologist at the University of Toronto who has studied the safety of surgeries in dental clinics says mistakes such as the one that put a five-year-old Regina girl temporarily on life support are extremely rare. Autumn Ferguson’s lungs collapsed while receiving oxygen in the wrong way under general anesthesia, according to the Regina surgical […]

Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger needs elbow surgery, done for season

Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger needs elbow surgery, done for season

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out of the season and will undergo surgery on his right elbow. “Ben Roethlisberger had an MRI on his right elbow Sunday evening and it was determined by the Steelers’ medical team that surgery will be required. We expect the surgery will be scheduled for this week. He will […]