December 4, 1989 |
A 26-year-old woman underwent what doctors said was the world's first heart-liver-kidney transplant Sunday. Cindy Martin of Archbald was listed in critical condition Sunday night, considered normal after a transplant operation, said Lisa Rossi, a spokeswoman for University-Presbyterian Hospital. The operation began at 7:35 p.m. Saturday and ended at 5 p.m. Sunday, Rossi said.
October 15, 2010
Jazz great Dave Brubeck was doing well Thursday after surgery at a Connecticut hospital to install a pacemaker, a spokesman said. Patrick Giblin, spokesman at Brubeck's alma mater, University of the Pacific in California, said Brubeck's doctors expect him to be ready to resume concert touring in November. The 89-year-old pianist had the surgery at Bridgeport Hospital on Monday after experiencing fatigue and dizziness at his home in Wilton, Conn. ?Associated Press Cristina claims age bias on job When Univision announced last August that "El Show de Cristina" (The Cristina Show)
April 14, 2013 |
The doctor who performed surgery on Kobe Bryant's ruptured Achilles' tendon said he expects the Lakers star to be back playing at some point next season. Speaking exclusively to The Times, Dr. Neal ElAttrache said Sunday that Bryant's competitive drive and mental toughness will give him an edge in recovering from an injury that figures to sideline him at least six to nine months. “I can point to all of the scientific aspects of the repair, but just as important if not more important is, who is that Achilles attached to?
October 27, 2012 |
Robby Benson is sitting serenely in the cafe of the Beverly Hills Hilton, sipping hot coffee as afternoon sunlight pours in through the windows. The 56-year-old actor, voice of the Beast in Disney's animated "Beauty and the Beast," is the picture of rugged health and wellness; he wears a loose blue button-down, his thick brown hair falls in waves and his easy smile welcomes passersby as he stands up to say hello. It's not the appearance one would expect from a man who's endured four open-heart surgeries in 18 years, but Benson, who runs and swims nearly every day, doesn't give in easily to circumstance.
November 17, 2012 |
Carol and Ed Vogel enjoyed a weeklong all-expenses-paid trip to a Newport Beach resort last month, and they're scheduled to return in a couple of weeks. The Nevada couple didn't need frequent-flier miles or credit card rewards to get free airfare and hotel stay as well as $1,000 in spending money. It was all because of Carol Vogel's ailing hips and an employer's frustration with the high cost of U.S. healthcare. Quiz: The week in business Her husband's employer, newspaper publisher Stephens Media, sends employees and their family members needing hip and knee replacements to a handful of hospitals across the country, including one in Orange County, that agreed to a low, fixed rate for surgery and scored well on quality of care.
May 31, 2012 |
Paul Williams, the former world welterweight boxing champion who was left paralyzed below the waist after a motorcycle accident Sunday , will have surgery on Friday. Williams was originally scheduled to have surgery on Wednesday but it was postponed until the end of the week, promoter Dan Goossen said. "Paul believes he'll overcome this and walk again," Goossen said. "This is the battle he has to overcome now, and when I hear Paul's voice, I know there's a shot. If there's a little opening to make this better, Paul will find it. " Due to the crash, Williams was scratched from his scheduled Sept.