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After surgeons removed a tumor from Dan Fabbio's brain, they gave him his saxophone — to see whether he'd retained his ability to play. A year after his surgery, Fabbio is back to work full time as a music teacher. YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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This Music Teacher Played His Saxophone While In Brain Surgery

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been critical of how the GOP health overhaul bill would affect people in his state. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Neurosurgeon: McCain's Recovery From Brain Surgery Might Take Weeks

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A Neurosurgeon Reflects On The 'Awe And Mystery' Of The Brain

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A simulated patient at the University of Malaya makes use of different materials to mimic the look and feel of human tissue. /Courtesy of Vicknes Waran hide caption

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