August 1, 2013 |
Randy Travis is one step closer to recovery, having been discharged from a hospital in Plano, Texas, and relocated to an inpatient physical-therapy facility in the wake of his recent health woes. The news - which is in line with what Travis' doctors predicted in mid-July - came Wednesday via the country star's rep. The 54-year-old singer, who was hospitalized for heart problems before suffering a stroke that required surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, had been getting "aggressive physical therapy" since mid-July, his doctors said, at the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, where he'd been since July 8. He was first admitted to an ER in McKinney, Texas, on July 7. RANDY TRAVIS: Career in pictures His doctors said it will probably take months for Travis to recover from the stroke, which was a complication of measures taken to deal with what was determined to be congestive heart failure. He'd reportedly been in fine health until three weeks before entering the ER; during that time he'd been fighting off a viral upper-respiratory infection.
March 6, 2013 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - The normal - and sometimes monotonous - routine of spring training was broken up Wednesday by a string of Italian love songs on the Tempe Diablo Stadium public address system, the green, white and red Italian flag flying behind center field and plenty of Italian spoken in the press box. Team Italy was in town for its final tuneup before opening the World Baseball Classic against Mexico on Thursday, but Angels ace Jered Weaver treated...
January 23, 2013 |
Left-handed reliever Scott Elbert is unlikely to be ready for opening day after he underwent elbow surgery for the second time in four months on Wednesday. Elbert, 27, will start physical therapy in three days but won't resume throwing for six weeks, according to the Dodgers. The hard-throwing veteran underwent a season-ending operation in September. He started feeling discomfort a few weeks into his winter throwing program, at which point the Dodgers elected to treat the problem conservatively.
January 14, 2013 |
George H.W. Bush, the nation's oldest former president, was released on Monday from a Texas hospital after nearly two months of treatment, his spokesman announced. Bush, 88, was released from Methodist Hospital in Houston after being treated for bronchitis, a bacterial infection and a persistent cough, spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement emailed to reporters. Over the weekend, the family said that Bush would be released shortly after receiving final clearance from doctors. “Mr.
January 14, 2013 |
George H.W. Bush, the nation's oldest former president, could be released this week from a Texas hospital after nearly two months of treatment, according to a family spokesman. Bush, 88, could be released from Methodist Hospital in Houston, if doctors give him the final approval, spokesman Jim McGrath said in an email to reporters. “We are hopeful that the president can be discharged this coming week, but we're still taking everything one day at a time,” McGrath said. If Bush is released, it is unclear whether he will return to his Houston home or be sent to a rehabilitation facility.
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January 5, 2013 |
Andrew Fabella, are you out there? Please report to post-op at Keck Hospital of USC early Monday morning. I'm coming back to have the other knee done. That's right, folks, I'm kicking off the new year by getting a partial right knee replacement because my medial cartilage is cottage cheese and I'm bone on bone, just like I was on the left knee. I need to be in top shape this year because I've got mayoral candidates to chase and a 9-year-old daughter who's already too much for me to handle on the tennis courts.