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January 26, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Roger Ebert, who has undergone a series of cancer surgeries, was recovering Friday after having yet another operation. The 65-year-old film critic had successful surgery Thursday in Houston to address complications from previous operations, his lawyer said in a statement. No details were provided. Ebert, a film critic at the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 40 years, has undergone a series of operations, including the removal of a growth on his salivary gland and a tracheotomy, a procedure that opens an airway through an incision in the windpipe, that left him unable to speak.
April 22, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
University of California regents agreed to pay $10 million to the former chairman of UCLA's orthopedic surgery department, who had alleged that the well-known medical school allowed doctors to take industry payments that may have compromised patient care. The settlement reached Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court came just before closing arguments were due to begin in a whistleblower-retaliation case brought by Dr. Robert Pedowitz, 54, a surgeon who was recruited to UCLA in 2009 to run the orthopedic surgery department.
January 30, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Mike Wallace is recovering from triple heart bypass surgery performed last week, CBS News said Tuesday. Wallace, 89, is already walking following the surgery Friday to bypass blockages near his heart. Doctors are calling the operation "a great success," the network said. Recovery from heart bypass surgery generally takes about six weeks. The veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent, who is essentially retired, recently interviewed Roger Clemens about allegations of steroid abuse.
April 17, 2014 | David Lazarus
Dr. Theodore Corwin, a plastic surgeon in Thousand Oaks for the last 30 years, has had run-ins with insurers before, but never one so aggravating - and pointless - as this. A 26-year-old woman recently came to his office complaining of back, neck and shoulder pain, as well as numbness in her hands and arms, resulting from her unusually ample bust. She's 5-foot-6, not overweight, Corwin said. She wanted a breast reduction. "There seemed to be no question that her pain and numbness was caused by her carrying this excessive weight," Corwin told me. "It seemed like a straightforward diagnosis.
December 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
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 | By Sam Farmer
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?
November 17, 2012 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
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 | By Lance Pugmire
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.
March 19, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Kendall Marshall says he's screwed. North Carolina fans hope that means the Tar Heels are not. The sophomore point guard tweeted, "Successful morning, Im screwed," following surgery to insert a screw in his broken right wrist Monday afternoon. Marshall played nearly seven minutes after sustaining the injury during the Tar Heels' 87-73 victory over Creighton on Sunday night.  But even with his son's upbeat Twitter message, Dennis Marshall said it is too soon to tell whether Marshall will be able to join the Tar Heels for their Sweet 16 game Friday against Ohio, saying all decisions will be based on “what would be best for Kendall in the long term.” “I don't know because Kendall's just coming out of his anesthesia, we haven't talked and I don't know how he'll feel four days from now,” Dennis Marshall said.
April 16, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Kent Bazemore underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn peroneus longus tendon in his right foot. Bazemore was injured Apr. 6 in a 120-97 loss to the Clippers. The surgery was performed at Stanford University Medical School by Dr. Kenneth Hunt.  The 6-foot-5 guard/forward is expected to recover fully before next season. The Lakers acquired Bazemore in a February deal sending Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors.  Through 23 games, starting 15, Bazemore averaged 13.1 points and 3.1 assists while playing 28.0 minutes a night.
April 13, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Controversy usually unfolds AFTER a playoff series starts. But it's already there, riding shotgun with the Kings and Sharks, who will be meeting for the third time in the postseason in the last four years. This all has to do with the knee-on-knee collision between Kings captain Dustin Brown and the Sharks' dynamic rookie Tomas Hertl on Dec. 19. Hertl, who required knee surgery, returned to action last week. Sharks fans haven't forgotten. Nor has Hertl, who told Bay Area reporters: "Playoff time, it's more important, because it's L.A. I not much like L.A. this season.
April 11, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Xavier Henry underwent successful knee and wrist surgeries Friday, according to the Lakers. Henry was originally injured Dec. 29 in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, suffering a bruised right knee that resulted in a cartilage abnormality. After a lengthy rehabilitation, Henry was able to return on March 3, but a few weeks later, he tore a ligament in his left wrist in a loss to the Washington Wizards. Henry's knee surgery was performed by Dr. Stephen J. Lombardo; his wrist was repaired by Dr. Steven Shin -- both at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.
April 10, 2014 | By Alana Semuels, Richard Simon and Tina Susman
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. -- At least two teenagers wounded in a Pennsylvania high school stabbing rampage remained on ventilators and face additional surgery, doctors said Thursday, while another victim thanked a friend for saving his life and expressed hope that some day he could forgive his attacker. Brett Hurt, a Franklin Regional Senior High School student who was among the most severely injured, spoke at a news conference at Forbes Regional Hospital. Seated in a wheelchair with his mother at his side, Hurt credited his friend, Gracey Evans, with coming to his aid by applying direct pressure on his wound after an attacker plunged a knife into him. “Gracey saved my life,” he said.
April 10, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA receiver Kenneth Walker cut across the field, leaving cornerback Adarius Pickett in his wake Thursday. He snagged a pass and cruised into the end zone. This was good medicine. Walker was concerned at times last fall, worrying about his future. He spent the season on the sideline after back surgery in June. “For a while, I was depressed,” he said. “I thought I was going to get lost in the shuffle. We only had one receiver leave. Everyone else was back and played.
April 9, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna, This post has been updated. See below
SEATTLE -- Josh Hamilton has a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and said he will undergo surgery in the coming days, a procedure that could sideline the hot-hitting Angels left fielder for six to eight weeks. Hamilton, who injured the thumb on a head-first slide into first base in the seventh inning of Tuesday night's 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners, also tore a capsule in the thumb. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list and replaced on the roster by outfielder J.B. Shuck, who was recalled from triple-A Salt Lake.
October 4, 2009
The Senate Finance Committee put the final touches on its healthcare bill early Friday morning, and soon Democratic leaders will begin reconciling it with a more costly alternative approved by the Senate's health panel. When they're done, they'll face the toughest test yet for advocates of comprehensive reform: getting past a Republican filibuster on the Senate floor. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has threatened to invoke a procedure typically reserved for budget-related bills to allow healthcare legislation to advance with a simple majority, not the 60 votes required to end a filibuster.
October 27, 2012 | By Jessica P. Ogilvie
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.
April 9, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SEATTLE -- Texas General Manager Jon Daniels wanted to cover his eyes every time former Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton barreled toward first base and launched his 6-foot-4, 240-pound frame headfirst into the bag. "He drove me crazy when he did that," Daniels said in a 2013 interview. "You have a 240-pound guy who is as fast and as explosive as he is … you just cringe when he dives in. You're saying, 'Get up! Get up!' But that's his style of play. I don't think you can take that from him. " Hamilton's aggressive - some would say reckless - approach usually serves him well, but his latest ill-advised and instinct-induced dive into first base will take the hot-hitting left fielder away from the Angels for six to eight weeks.
April 8, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Catcher A.J. Ellis had his scheduled knee surgery Tuesday, with the Dodgers reporting things went well in the cleanup procedure. And now get ready for a lot of Drew Butera and, presumably, Tim Federowicz. The Dodgers said Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed a 20-minute arthroscopic procedure to debride the medial meniscus of his left knee. Ellis is expected to be out four to six weeks. Ellis also had arthroscopic surgery to clean up the medial and lateral meniscus in the same knee following the 2012 season.
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