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An Orange County sheriff's deputy remained in a coma Sunday after his patrol car crashed and burst into flames during the hunt for a drive-by shooting suspect, authorities said. Deputy Mike Gaard, 33, who received multiple fractures and lacerations in the accident Saturday, was in a medically induced coma at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, where officials listed him in guarded condition.
February 25, 2010 | By Bill Scanlon, Colorado Public News
After Ryan Fiegel fell into a coma in the wake of a brain tumor in February, his parents made the tough decision to take him off his ventilator. But Ryan, 26, didn't die; he didn't wake up either. The Fiegels decided they wanted Ryan's last days to be at Grand Junction's community hospice, the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Western Colorado. He had received excellent care at St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center, but it was uncomfortable to be in the scurry and stress surrounding a place where staff was trained to do everything to fight death.
January 19, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
  Young Patrick Reed regained consciousness just in time to make Sunday's final round of the Humana Challenge golf tournament at La Quinta interesting. He had described his first three rounds of 63-63-63 as similar to "being in a putting coma. " The other players in the tournament could only nod in agreement. Going into Sunday on the Palmer Private course, Reed had made a total of two bogeys. That, along with his 25 birdies and two eagles, gave him a seven-shot lead and reduced the victory expectations of the rest of the field to zilch.
April 9, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Canadian man convicted of first-degree murder in a 1998 holdup that left a Lake Forest jewelry store owner dead and her husband in a coma was handed a sentence Friday of 25 years to life in prison. James Jordan Priel, of Vancouver was 21 when he robbed the Jewel Garden. Nancy Sleiman, 51, was fatally shot and her husband, Mike, 53, was shot in the head and left in a coma from which he recovered. Priel was sentenced at Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana.
February 18, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Movie Critic
"Unknown" is a nifty international thriller of the "what if?" variety. What if you came out of a coma after a car accident to find that no one knew you? Or, even worse, that someone had pilfered your identity, and everyone you thought you knew, especially your wife, insisted that that other person was you. Now an ordinary individual might have trouble in that situation, but "Unknown" doesn't have anyone average as the beleaguered biologist Martin Harris ? it has Liam Neeson, the star of "Taken" and one of the most naturally forceful actors on the contemporary scene.
December 30, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
Anesthesia doesn't put patients to "sleep," as they're often told. Rather, anesthesia puts the brain into a state of unconsciousness that's more like being in a reversible coma than being asleep, a new study says. The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday looked at how the brain behaves while asleep, in a coma and under general anesthesia. The brain activity of an anesthetized patient, for example, was more like a deeply unconscious coma patient than someone sleeping.
May 23, 1986 | Associated Press
Rep. John E. Grotberg (R-Ill.), so weak as the result of a coma he suffered earlier this year that he needs help to sign his name, is ending his bid for a second term, an aide said Thursday.
February 24, 1990
A West Hollywood dentist was sentenced to four years' probation Friday and ordered to complete 350 hours of community service in the death of a patient who was given anesthesia and slipped into a coma before dying. Dr. William G. Miller, 32, who pleaded no contest Nov. 4 to one count of involuntary manslaughter, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Bernard Kamins. Deputy Dist. Atty. Bob Dawson said he did not push for jail time for Miller because the dentist had no criminal record.
April 4, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An illegal "date rape drug" that killed a Texas teenager and sent a Georgia woman into a coma is being blamed for 69 cases of poisoning in New York and Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Many of those people were hospitalized in intensive care. The drug, gamma hydroxy butyrate, or GHB, is an odorless and tasteless depressant that can cause euphoria, but in higher doses, it can lead to breathing problems, seizures, coma and death.
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