Spinal-cord stimulators help some patients, injure others

Doctors and medical device manufacturers promote spinal-cord stimulators as the answer to U.S. opioid crisis. But AP investigation reveals the device is more da
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Device treating pain draws thousands of injury reports

Spinal-cord stimulators treat people suffering from chronic pain. Device makers say they're safe. But AP investigation shows they're more dangerous than patient
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Medical device that treats pain shocks, burns patients

Medical device manufacturers push product that uses electrical currents to block pain signals before they reach the brain. They say spinal-cord stimulators help
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Patients shocked, burned by device touted to treat pain

AP investigation: Medical device companies and doctors aggressively push spinal-cord stimulators as a safe antidote to the deadly opioid crisis in the U.S. and
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Spinal-cord stimulators mean big business for device makers

Spinal-cord stimulators are a fast-growing medical device. The global market has exploded from $300 million in 2001 to nearly $2 billion in 2017. The United Sta
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Utility emailed woman about problems 1 day before fire

A woman who owns property near where a deadly wildfire started in Northern California says utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. emailed her last week about proble
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Fires put pressure on California utilities despite new law

California utilities again are facing severe financial pressures from the possibility that their equipment sparked catastrophic wildfires, including two now bur
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FDA OKs powerful opioid pill as alternative to IV painkiller

U.S. regulators approve fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers in hospitals
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Royals Harry and Meghan name kiwi birds 'gift' and 'sneeze'

Prince Harry and wife Meghan have examined the navel, nostrils and whiskers on New Zealand's flightless kiwi bird and got to name two tiny chicks on the final d
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$1,000 reward to nail thieves of California hammer sculpture

The artist who created an 800-pound (363 kilograms) sculpture of a hammer stolen from a Northern California community center is offering a $1,000 reward to nail
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The Amazon of its day, Sears' woes were years in the making

How the might have fallen: Sears, which was the Amazon of its day, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
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Girdles and socket wrenches: Sears was the Amazon of its day

How the might have fallen: Sears, which was the Amazon of its day, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
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Giant hammer artwork stolen in Northern California

Authorities in Northern California are looking for a hammer
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Odor from troubled rendering plant overwhelms neighbors

Residents of a northwest Iowa town say they're being overwhelmed by the stench from a nearby rendering plant
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Study: More than half of car seats installed incorrectly

Utah authorities say more than half of car seats are installed incorrectly, a concerning number given that vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for ch
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California jury: Career criminal guilty of killing 2 teens

A Northern California jury has found guilty a career criminal who authorities believe to be the 'Gypsy Hill Killer" of killing two teenage girls
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California jury: Career criminal thought to be 'Gypsy Hill Killer' guilty of killing two teens

California jury: Career criminal thought to be 'Gypsy Hill Killer' guilty of killing two teens
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Northern California jury deciding 'Gypsy Hill Killer' case

A Northern California jury has started its deliberations in the murder trial of a career criminal authorities believe is the Gypsy Hill Killer
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Oregon rejects protection for small redwoods forest predator

Oregon fish and wildlife officials have rejected a request from six conservation groups to protect a small predator that inhabits old-growth redwood forests
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Oregon rejects protection for redwoods forest predator

Oregon fish and wildlife officials have rejected a request from six conservation groups to protect a small predator that inhabits old-growth redwood forests
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Wofford rolls over VMI 59-14, 2-0 in SoCon

Joe Newman threw for two touchdowns, jump-starting Wofford's prolific offense in a 59-14 win over VMI
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California slayings suspect yells 'I am not guilty!' to jury

A career criminal accused of raping and killing six women in the 1970s in California yelled "I am not guilty!" to a jury at the start of his trial Friday for tw
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California slayings suspect yells 'I am not guilty' to jury

A career criminal accused of raping and killing six women in the 1970s in California yelled "I am not guilty" to a jury at the start of his trial Friday for two
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The Latest: Man accused of 6 murders yells he's not guilty

A man accused by Northern California authorities of raping and murdering six women in the 1970s has shouted at a jury that he is not guilty and never raped anyo
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