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Medicare Now Covers Gender Reassignment Surgery

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May 31, 2014
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The Department of Health and Human Services ruled to drop a 33-year ban on Medicare coverage for gender reassignment surgery. Video provided by Newsy


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Canada: Life as a Transgender Kid

Canada: Life as a Transgender Kid

AFP (June 15, 2014) — In Canada, some youngsters with gender dysphoria, a conflict between biological sex and gender identity, are being supported with some provinces allowing over-18s to change sex officially without undergoing gender surgery. Duration: 02:03 Video provided by AFP
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Shoulders: Relief for Rotator Cuff Tears

Shoulders: Relief for Rotator Cuff Tears

Ivanhoe (May 1, 2013) — Its believed millions of Americans suffer from torn rotator cuffs. While 250-thousand opt for surgery every year, there's now a surgery-free alternative you can do for free.
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Heart Surgery and Transfusions: Blood Conservation

Heart Surgery and Transfusions: Blood Conservation

Ivanhoe (Aug. 5, 2014) — Every two seconds in the United States, someone needs blood. One-fifth of the nation’s entire blood supply is used during heart surgery. Blood transfusions are not only costly, but they can pose risks for patients. Now, some hospitals in the U.S. are significantly reducing transfusion rates during heart surgery. Video provided by Ivanhoe
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Baby Lake: Saved Before Birth

Baby Lake: Saved Before Birth

Ivanhoe (Jan. 9, 2014) — In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a baby who would not have survived a traditional delivery receives life-saving fetal surgery. “We were 20 weeks pregnant and we had just our regular check-up ultrasound,” Savannah Perry told Ivanhoe.
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