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Teenage girl dies after routine surgery
Teenage girl dies after routine surgery

New Jersey parents may have heard that what was supposed to be a simple surgery with a short recovery time ended in the death of a teenage girl. After the girl had a tonsillectomy on Dec. 9 at the Children's Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, California, the girl awoke ...

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