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Wichita Falls, TX. - August is just around the corner, and that means Hotter 'N Hell Hundred time.Most local hotels have are already booked up for this year's big bike ride.But there are still hundreds of out of town riders looking for a place to stay. Hotter N' Hell officials are expecting more vis Full story

If given the chance, could Obamacare work?

   Author and surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande joins Morning Joe to discuss the notion of innovation and why some ideas spread quickly and why some do not. Dr. Gawande uses the implementation of the Affordable Care Act as his example of how an innovation spreads slowly.

Less practice for surgeons-in-training after restrictions

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Surgeons-in-training had fewer opportunities to take part in operations after restrictions on their working hours were put in place in July 2011, according to a new analysis. Full story

Surgeon shortage linked to burst appendices

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Living in an area with few general surgeons may make people with appendicitis more likely to turn into ruptured appendix cases by the time they get to surgery, according to new research. Full story

Brain Surgery Nightmare

   Woman left unable to walk or talk after surgeons operate on wrong side of her brain.

Woman can't walk after surgery on wrong side of head

   A Missouri woman is left unable to walk or talk after surgeons operate on wrong side of her brain. KSDK's Ashley Yarchin reports a lawsuit has filed accusing the hospital and doctor of medical malpractice.

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Social Media Broadcasts Live Surgery to the Masses

Surge in arm lift surgery prompts warnings over scarring

Cutting Edge: 3D Tech Boosts Surgical Precision

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop dies at 96

A Surgeon's Knife That Keeps Itself Steady

Arthur Conan Doyle's whaling venture

NYT: Giving a child a new heart

Wearable Electronics Pave Way for Smart Surgeon Gloves

Plastic surgeon arrested in Texas doctor's death

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  Tucson Boston Marathon runner shares his story

Arizona surgeon describes his experience at the Boston Marathon bombing and how he is going to honor the memory of those who lost their lives in attack. KVOA's Rebecca Taylor reports.

  Oral surgeon may have exposed patients to HIV

Dr. Scott Harrington, an oral surgeon in Tulsa, Okla., is being charged for unsafe and unsanitary practices, possibly exposing as many as 7,000 patients to hepatitis and HIV after one patient tested positive for both after a visit to his office. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

  C. Everett Koop, former surgeon general, dies at 96

Koop, who served as surgeon general between 1981 and 1987, became an aggressive advocate for AIDS education and prevention and was the first truly public surgeon general of the modern era. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  Argentina man survives nail in heart

A !9-year-old carpenter is recovering after heart surgeons in Argentina removed a nail in his heart that was accidentally shot from a nail gun. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Inspired by son, 64-year-old heads to Afghanistan

When orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Bone heard the Army had a great need for surgeons, he made the decision to put himself in harm’s way to help men like his son, who was injured in Iraq. NBC’s Rehema Ellis reports.

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James Kinross demonstrates the Intelligent Knife at St Mary's Hospital in London
James Kinross demonstrates the Intelligent Knife at St Mary's Hospital in London

Surgeon and lecturer in surgical metabonomics, James Kinross, demonstrates the Intelligent Knife at St Mary's Hospital in London July 17, 2013. Scientists have developed an "intelligent knife" that can tell surgeons immediately whether the tissue they are cutting is cancerous or not. REUTERS/Luk

James Kinross holds the Intelligent Knife at St Mary's Hospital in London
James Kinross holds the Intelligent Knife at St Mary's Hospital in London

Surgeon and lecturer in surgical metabonomics, James Kinross, holds the Intelligent Knife at St Mary's Hospital in London July 17, 2013. Scientists have developed an "intelligent knife" that can tell surgeons immediately whether the tissue they are cutting is cancerous or not. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor