Dr. Forster Amponsah is one of two surgeons at the Koforidua Regional Hospital in Ghana. Trained in Cuba, he came home because he felt his skills were needed in Africa. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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The Improvisational Surgeon: Cardboard Casts, No Power, Patients Galore
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A woman with a cut on her cheek and trouble seeing with her left eye was admitted to Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. X-rays showed a projectile that surgeons decided to remove. Forbes et al. 2016/Journal of Neurosurgery hide caption

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Study Suggests Surgical Residents Can Safely Work Longer Shifts
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Cessation of breathing is a rare, but serious risk for some children who take cough syrup or painkillers that contain codeine, research shows. Advisers to the FDA say no one under 18 should take the drug. iStockphoto hide caption

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Limits Urged On The Use Of Codeine To Stop Kids' Coughs And Pain
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We all get by better with a little help from our tunes. iStockphoto hide caption

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Sutures With A Soundtrack: Music Can Ease Pain, Anxiety Of Surgery
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Blaze Bioscience is commercially developing the "paint," which glows when exposed to near-infrared light. Courtesy of Blaze Bioscience hide caption

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Doctors Test Tumor Paint In People
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Janet Wertheimer does a back hyperextension exercise at Boston Sports Club in Wellesley, Mass. Regular exercise has helped control her chronic back pain. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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Pain In The Back? Exercise May Help You Learn Not To Feel It
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