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Eye On New York: On Health

Double-hand transplant

Sheila Advento shakes the hand of CBS 2’s Dana Tyler upon their recent meeting. Advento recently became the first women to get a double-hand transplant in the United States. (Photo: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — It can be easy to take our hands for granted–the sense of touch, picking up something with our fingertips, but a New Jersey woman is getting a second chance at that and she’s making history.

She’s the first woman in the United States to have a double hand transplant.

In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler meets this transplant patient and discusses other health stories.