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April 17, 1988 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
Just beneath the pale softness of her Botticelli face some vague hint of trepidation shows as Suzanne Farrell floats into the lobby of the Chateau Marmont. Her uneasiness, masked perhaps by the calm and quietude that surrounds the hotel, is almost palpable. But nothing is different. Farrell has always made her aura palpable.
April 6, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
ARLINGTON, Texas - Monday night's NCAA championship game at AT&T Stadium sets up as a matchup of over-achieving seedlings. If you didn't know the history you'd say it was nice to see the "little guys" finally breaking through the plexiglass backboard. This No. 15 combination platter is the highest total number to play for the title since the NCAA started seeding in 1979. NCAA BRACKET: Track how UConn and Kentucky got to the final Poor old No. 7 Connecticut hasn't won an NCAA title since 2011 and luckless No 8 Kentucky hasn't hoisted a banner since 2012.
March 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
Jane Fonda will undergo hip replacement surgery after finishing publicity tours for her upcoming film and autobiography, her publicist said this week. No date has been set for the procedure, said publicist Pat Kingsley. The 67-year-old actress, fitness guru and political activist stars with Jennifer Lopez in "Monster-in-Law," to be released in May.
January 5, 2014 | By Catharine Hamm
Question: Each year half a million knee replacements are done in this country, and almost as many hip replacements. These metal implants almost always set off the alarm in the screenings (I know). But the screening of a traveler with an implant is quite variable. Why doesn't the Transportation Security Administration have a standard exam for us "bionic" travelers? R. E. Berg Newport Beach Answer: We've criticized the TSA for treating all of us as potential evildoers, and in an interview in December 2013, TSA administrator John Pistole said the agency was moving away from its one-size-is-the-right-size philosophy.
November 24, 2008 | Chris Dufresne, Staff and Wire Reports
Penn State Coach Joe Paterno underwent what was described as "successful" hip replacement surgery Sunday, one day after his team clinched a likely Rose Bowl bid with a win over Michigan State. The school reported in a statement that Paterno was expected to be "on his feet" by today and resume coaching duties Dec. 1, a month in advance of Penn State's bowl game. The Nittany Lions are headed to Pasadena unless they finish No. 1 or No. 2 in the final Bowl Championship Series standings.
April 5, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bo Jackson underwent his much-anticipated hip replacement surgery Saturday, and both he and his doctors said they were satisfied after the operation. Whether there is any chance that the procedure can save his baseball career will be uncertain for a long time. Doctors who performed the surgery at Palos Community Hospital southwest of Chicago said the operation went smoothly. Jackson, 29, will be hospitalized for a few days.
February 1, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta is "doing quite well" and recovering from hip replacement surgery, spokesman Chet Lunner said. Mineta, 70, was admitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center Wednesday night for the surgery. He was hospitalized for four days in October because of a nosebleed and resulting low blood pressure.
December 4, 2003 | From Associated Press
Ray Charles is recovering in his Beverly Hills home after undergoing a hip replacement last week. Acute discomfort in his left hip forced the 73-year-old singer in August to cancel his remaining 2003 tour dates. It was the first time Charles had canceled a tour in 53 years. Charles is undergoing physical therapy and expects to start a national tour again in March, spokesman Jerry Digney said. From Associated Press
June 1, 1996
When Koh Ikeda's ninth-grade health science class heads downtown for a field trip Wednesday, they won't be visiting a museum to learn the secrets of ancient dentistry or touring a factory to learn how crutches are made. Instead, the students from North Hollywood High School's Highly Gifted Magnet will spend 90 minutes watching a live hip replacement as part of an innovative outreach program created by the Center for Arthritis and Joint Implant Surgery at USC University Hospital.
December 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Former President Bush had his left hip replaced at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and the clinic reported that things went well. The clinic said that Bush, 76, was resting comfortably and was expected to be hospitalized for five days. The surgery came as his son George W. Bush awaited legal rulings on his bid to become president. During the surgery, "I said a little prayer for him," the younger Bush told CNN.
October 28, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 It was a scene never before seen in the history of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame football. After Koa Farmer made an interception on the third play of the game on Friday night against Encino Crespi, he came to the sideline and tried to give Coach Kevin Rooney, in his 34th season, a chest bump. Rooney, who's had two hip replacement surgeries, tried his best. They both left their feet. Rooney's headphones went flying and the word is the chest bump was closer to a hip bump. Assistant Coach Jeff Kraemer said, "When a 17-year-old knocks over a senior citizen and thousands cheer, you know it's a special night.
July 31, 2013 | By Anna Gorman
Consumer Reports issued a new ratings guide Wednesday showing how hospitals across California and the U.S. do in caring for patients during and after surgeries. Two Los Angeles area hospitals - Centinela Hospital Medical Center and St. John's Health - earned the highest rating overall. Citrus Valley Medical Center's Inter-Community Campus, Huntington Memorial Hospital and Northridge Hospital Medical Center-Roscoe Boulevard Campus earned the lowest. The ratings of nearly 2,500 hospitals are based on an analysis of Medicare billing claims from 2009 to 2011.
July 2, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Legendary racer and IndyCar team owner A.J. Foyt is recovering in a Houston hospital from hip-replacement surgery on his left hip, Foyt's team said Tuesday. The 78-year-old Foyt had the operation Monday after falling while working on his Texas ranch in early June. He's expected to remain in the hospital for several days and will miss the next Izod IndyCar Series race Sunday at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, but he's expected to make a full recovery, his team said. "I'm sore but nothing like I was before the surgery," Foyt said in a statement.
March 8, 2013 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles jury said healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson was negligent by selling a defective artificial hip and ordered the company to pay a retired prison guard $8.3 million in damages for his injuries. But in a victory for the company, the 12-member jury declined to award any punitive damages even though the patient's lawyer told jurors J&J's actions warranted up to $179 million in damages. Friday's verdict marks the first in more than 10,000 similar suits filed against the world's biggest medical-products maker over this all-metal hip introduced in 2005 by DePuy, the orthopedic division of J&J. At the five-week trial, Loren Kransky, a 65-year-old former prison guard in Montana, testified that he suffered metal poisoning and other health problems from the company's ASR XL hip implant he received in 2007.
December 13, 2012 | David Lazarus
Rita Corwin, 90, conscientiously paid her premiums for long-term care insurance for 21 years to make sure that if she needed help as she grew older and more fragile, she'd get it. Yet now that she finds herself in a position to require such assistance, her insurer, Washington National Insurance Co., is denying her claims. "She bought this insurance for the same reason anyone would," said Corwin's daughter, Leni, who has been representing her mother in their dealings with the company.
July 25, 2012 | By Nika Soon-Shiong, Los Angeles Times
Patients with osteoarthritis are vulnerable to hip and knee pain due to the wearing away of the joint's cartilage lining. One solution is to surgically replace the faulty joints. A total of 1.8 million total hip replacement and total knee replacement surgeries are performed worldwide each year. The surgeries are straightforward and patients are often released from the hospital within three days. But a new study finds that patients who have their hips and knees replaced have a dramatically increased risk of suffering a heart attack in the first weeks after their surgeries.
Bo Jackson appears to be finished with baseball at 29. The Chicago White Sox's designated hitter didn't announce his retirement Tuesday, but did say that he will have surgery for the hip injury that has forced him to give up his career with the Raiders. Jackson, meeting with reporters at the White Sox training camp in Sarasota, Fla., said he favored a hip replacement, which virtually would eliminate any possibility of his return, according to medical experts.
June 7, 1994 | Associated Press
Instead of flying to Houston for the NBA finals, Larry Brown will be going to the hospital. "Tomorrow, I'm getting my hip done, which I'm not looking forward to," the Indiana Pacers' coach said of his hip replacement surgery. "I was hoping we could continue to play so I could put that off a little bit." It's an operation Brown has previously postponed, but the 94-90 loss to the New York Knicks in Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference final Sunday took away his last excuse.
July 12, 2011 | By Jeff Shain
Reporting from Sandwich, England — The record shows that Phil Mickelson has played in 17 British Opens, with one top-10 finish. In Mickelson's eyes, though, this week is his first experience. "I'm trying to pretend like it's my first time here," he said, "and appreciate playing the ball on the ground on [windy] days like this and appreciate being able to play some through the air when the wind is a little bit calmer. " The British Open has long been considered Mickelson's toughest major because it negates the strength of his game — a short game largely built on soft-dropping wedges that stop quickly or spin back into birdie range.
June 6, 2011 | Kaiser Health News
This is list of preventable conditions for which Medicaid will no longer pay: • Foreign Object Retained After Surgery • Air Embolism • Blood Incompatibility • Stage III and IV Pressure Ulcers • Falls and Trauma • Fractures • Dislocations • Intracranial Injuries • Crushing Injuries • Burns • Electric Shock • Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) • Vascular Catheter-Associated Infection • Manifestations of Poor Glycemic Control • Diabetic Ketoacidosis • Nonketotic Hyperosmolar Coma • Hypoglycemic Coma • Secondary Diabetes with Ketoacidosis • Secondary Diabetes with Hyperosmolarity • Surgical Site Infection Following: • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
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