Video: For the First Time Ever, a Dog Will Be Allowed in the Operating Room to Assist Doctors

A medical-alert dog named JJ will be a pioneer at Duke Medical Center in North Carolina. Seven-year-old Kaelyn Krawczyk needs kidney surgery because of a rare disorder that can cause sometimes intense reactions at any time. Luckily, JJ can anticipate these events minutes before they happen. She’s even better at detecting upcoming reactions than the hospital’s monitoring devices, so doctors aren’t taking any chances. If something goes wrong during surgery, JJ will give surgeons more time to react.

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