Brad Taicher, MD, and JJ the Dog Help Girl from Cary Through Surgery

Check out the two stories below that feature our very own Brad Taicher, MD.  It was Dr. Taicher’s suggestion that 7-year-old Kaelyn have her anaphylactic shock detector, terrier-mix JJ, by her side during surgery.

News & Observer Article

By Martha Quillin
December 18, 2013

DURHAM — An important member of the team handling Kaelyn Krawczyk’s surgery at Duke University Medical Center on Wednesday doesn’t have a medical degree, or even a pedigree.

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Today Show Article and Video

A. Pawlowski, TODAY contributor
Dec. 18, 2013 at 3:11 PM ET

As doctors hovered over a 7-year-old girl undergoing kidney surgery Wednesday morning, her beloved furry companion was right there, carefully watching along with the humans and machines monitoring her condition.

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