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CBS News 12 Jul 2019

American woman dies in Dominican Republic during plastic surgery

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Officials in the Dominican Republic are investigating the death a New York woman who died while undergoing plastic surgery on the island. Alexandra Medina is the third American in a month to die during a cosmetic procedure at the same clinic there. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Cangello joined CBSN to discuss the dangers of traveling abroad for medical procedures.


A New York woman has died while undergoing plastic surgery in the Dominican Republic, the third such death involving an American in a month. CBS New York's Tony Aiello reports.
Another American tourist dies while in the Dominican Republic; Bryan Llenas reports. #DailyBriefing #FoxNews

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Days before the bodies of a Maryland couple were found in their room at a Dominican Republic resort, a Pennsylvania woman collapsed and died at the same hotel, devastated loved ones said. Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, and her husband, Dan Werner, checked in to the Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana on May 25 to celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary, but by the end of the day, the Allentown woman would be dead. Adding to the mystery, the three people all reportedly died of the same cause.
Three American tourists abruptly died within days of each other while vacationing in the Dominican Republic.

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