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Formerly Conjoined Twins Leading Independent Lives

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Formerly Conjoined Twins Leading Independent Lives

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Formerly Conjoined Twins Leading Independent Lives

Formerly Conjoined Twins Leading Independent Lives

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An update on formerly conjoined twins Carl and Clarence Aguirre. Last October, we spoke with two of the twins' doctors at the beginning of a long series of operations that would eventually allow the two boys to lead separate lives. Now that the surgery has been completed, we'll check in with the doctors on how it went, and find out the prospects for these (and other) formerly conjoined twins.

Guests:

Dr. James Goodrich, pediatric neurosurgeon, Montefiore Medical Center in New York

Dr. David Staffenberg, pediatric plastic surgeon, Montefiore Medical Center