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The essential role of surgery

Apr 27, 2015
A lack of adequate surgical care resulted in a nearly 17 million deaths in 2010.

Putting a price tag on looking pretty

Apr 10, 2015
Money can't buy you love, but it can score you a new nose.

Hospitals save money by doing surgery for free

May 6, 2014
Some hospitals have come up with a counterintuitive way to save money: offer minor surgery for free.

The hard decision

Feb 17, 2012
One of the toughest decisions a pet owner has to make is how and when to end an animal's life. Tess talks with pet owners and a vet about balancing the cost of life and death.
Tess Vigeland's dogs: Ronan, left, and Kiara.
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