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January 26, 1990
The Portland Trail Blazers' Ramon Ramos, who suffered severe head injuries in a Dec. 16 automobile crash, is improving, a spokeswoman at Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital said.
November 6, 2009 | Julian E. Barnes and Andrew Zajac
He was trained by the military as a psychiatrist to help returning soldiers deal with the mental stress of combat, but by some reports, the horror stories he heard gradually began to change him too. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan turned against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and was becoming a more devout Muslim. When he recently got orders to deploy to Iraq on Nov. 28, he became distraught. "He never told us" he was going to deploy, his cousin Nader Hasan told Fox News. "We've known for the last five years that was probably his worst nightmare.
February 20, 1988 | United Press International
President Reagan will nominate Alan Marshall Elkins to be a member of the Board of Regents for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the White House has announced. Elkins, 57, is chief of psychiatry and president of the medical staff at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Me.
March 17, 1985 | United Press International
The University of Utah Health Sciences Center has performed its second human heart transplant, an official confirmed Friday. Spokesman John Dwan said the patient, who was not identified, was doing well after the Thursday night surgery.
May 15, 1987 | Associated Press
President Reagan will speak at commencement exercises Saturday for prospective military medical officers, the White House announced Thursday. Reagan will address graduates of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
May 7, 1986
Wayne Akeson, a professor of surgery at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, was named the school's acting dean starting in September. Akeson succeeds Robert G. Petersdorf, vice chancellor for health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, who will leave to become president of the Assn. of American Medical College.
August 31, 2007
A memorial service for veteran television journalist David Garcia will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences on the campus of Eisenhower Medical Center, 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. Garcia, who earned the nickname "Earthman" for his coverage of environmental issues, died Tuesday.
Before the school year ends, Bob Ingouf will have embalmed 25 to 30 bodies. He will have learned how to market caskets, comfort the bereaved and restore damaged faces using wax, makeup and old photographs. Ingouf is learning the funeral business at Cypress College, the only California public school that trains morticians. "I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd be doing something like this," he says. "People ask you, 'How can you do that?'
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