February 11, 2012 |
It's been almost five months since 23-year-old British soul singer Adele, who's up for six Grammys, including album, record and song of the year, fell quiet due to a vocal cord hemorrhage in early October. At the time, she was forced to cancel a 10-date sold-out U.S. tour, just as her sophomore album "21" was well on its way to becoming the top-selling album of 2011, having never left the Top 10 on the U.S. pop charts since its February release. But it was recently announced that she'd be performing at the 54th Grammy Awards, which happen this Sunday, and it's an appearance that will surely draw viewers, not to mention close scrutiny.
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February 4, 2012 |
Dr. Andrew Bourne seemed to have it all: A loving family, a successful surgical practice in Mammoth Lakes, a mountain home where he could ski with friends or plunge into the wild with his dog, Oreo. He even had time to volunteer; he served on the local school board and last year organized his sixth foreign medical mission, this one to an impoverished town in Mexico. Last month, Bourne's world caved in. On Jan. 4, he was arrested, along with another Mammoth Lakes man, on suspicion of sexual crimes involving a teenage girl.
January 31, 2012 |
Weight-loss surgeons from across the United States are attempting to distance themselves from surgery centers affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN advertising for Lap-Band surgery. In a letter to House members considering a congressional investigation of the Lap-Band and the massive Southern California ad campaign, the surgeons said it's important to note that not all weight-loss centers are created equal. They said nonprofit groups, including the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, review outpatient clinics and award the top facilities with a Center of Excellence rating.
January 30, 2012 |
Weight-loss surgeons from across the United States are attempting to distance themselves from surgery centers affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN advertising for Lap-Band surgery. In a letter to U.S. House members considering a congressional investigation of the Lap-Band and the massive Southern California ad campaign, the surgeons said it's important to note that not all weight-loss centers are created equal. They said nonprofit groups, including the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, review outpatient clinics and award the top facilities with a “Center of Excellence” rating.
December 23, 2011 |
The French government has advised about 30,000 women to remove possibly defective breast implants, but is saying there is no proof they pose a cancer risk. The implants, manufactured by French company Poly Implants Protheses, or PIP, contained nonmedical industrial silicone. Women with these implants have been told by the government to consider consulting their surgeons. Besides the 30,000 women in France, 40,000 women in Britain are thought to be affected, as well as tens of thousands more around the world.
December 1, 2011 |
Peyton Manning's surgery appears to have been a success, according to reports out Thursday. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback has been off the gridiron since surgery on his neck in September, leaving him sidelined for the first time in his 14-year NFL career. "Peyton will now be allowed to increase the intensity and breadth of his workouts as tolerated. There remains every indication that his recovery will continue," surgeon Robert Watkins said in a statement . That's great news for Manning, whose chances of returning to the field had seemed even dimmer when news first broke that he would be sitting out the season.
November 30, 2011 |
A Las Vegas plastic surgeon has sued Allergan Inc., accusing the Irvine pharmaceutical company of selling its popular wrinkle treatment Botox in large vials and encouraging physicians to unsafely reuse them. Dr. Julio L. Garcia contends that Allergan sold Botox exclusively in 100-unit vials for several years, even though a typical treatment required just 20 units. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, said Allergan sales representatives encouraged physicians to use the vials on multiple patients, a practice now condemned by health officials.
November 10, 2011 |
Richard Carmona, who served as U.S. surgeon general in George W. Bush's administration, announced Thursday that he will run as a Democrat for Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat. Carmona, who turns 62 this month, said in a statement that Washington is broken and that it was time "for honest people with real world experience to step forward. " "As a Special Forces medic in Vietnam, a trauma surgeon, and deputy sheriff in Arizona - we never had time for petty squabbles or gamesmanship - we had to work together to get results," he said in a statement.
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November 6, 2011
Bernard G. Sarnat Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, research scientist Dr. Bernard G. Sarnat, 99, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and research scientist who advanced the study of facial deformities, died of respiratory failure Oct. 21 in Los Angeles, his family said. Trained as a doctor and a dentist, Sarnat researched the biological circumstances that lead to facial deformities. His findings influenced the development of reconstructive surgical procedures, according to Pete E. Lestrel, author of a 2008 biography of Sarnat.
October 5, 2011 |
The agonizing decision to attempt to separate twins conjoined at the head -- and the mid-surgery decision to abort the attempt -- is detailed in a fascinating essay published this week in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery . Doctors from Cleveland's Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital describe the case of 2-year-old conjoined twin girls who arrived at the hospital from their home in Italy in 2007. The smaller twin was conjoined to the back of the larger twin's head.