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Afghan boy, 6, has rare surgery in US hospital

A 6-year-old Afghan boy born with his bladder outside his body has been reunited with a U.S. soldier who arranged for a rare operation in a New Jersey hospital to repair the condition. Full story

Which hospitals have more problems after surgery?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study finds mixed results in the rates of death and complications after surgery at hospitals that train doctors versus those that don't. Full story

Ahead of the Bell: AmSurg

Surgical center operator AmSurg Corp. could get a big boost from its $173.5 million buyout of National Surgical Care, a Jefferies & Co. analyst wrote in recommending AmSurg's stock. Full story

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  Holbrooke still in critical condition after operation

The veteran diplomat underwent more than 20 hours of emergency surgery to repair a torn artery leading from his heart. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

  Robot used to perform heart surgery

Surgeons in Australia are able to perform heart surgery without entering the operating room by using a robot.'s Dara Brown reports.

  Castro speaks at Cuba's parliament

Fidel Castro gives a speech before Caban parliament,  marking his first official government appearance since emergency surgery four years ago. Msnbc's Alex Witt reports.

  Fight just beginning on health care law?

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons has become the latest group to speak out against the health care reform law, suing the federal government over the insurance mandate. Msnbc’s Dylan Ratigan and panel discuss.

  Teen helps save friend's severed arm

Surgeons in Texas reattach a teenager's arm, which was severed by boat propeller, after her nursing-school friend performs emergency first aid. KXAS' Meredith Land reports.

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Relatives comfort Palestinian girl, Amira al-Kerm, who was wounded by Israeli tank fire, as she rests after a surgical operation at Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on January 22, 2009. Over 1,330 Palestinians were killed and at least 5,450 wounded during Israel's 22-day offensive in the Gaza Strip. S