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January 20, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
A voice box transplant has restored the speech of a 52-year-old Modesto woman 11 years after she lost her ability to speak and breathe on her own, surgeons from UC Davis reported Thursday. The 18-hour operation in October was only the second time that such a transplant has been undertaken worldwide. "This operation restored my life," Brenda Charette Jensen said in a news release issued by the medical center. Jensen lost her voice and ability to breathe normally due to complications from another surgery.
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July 31, 2013 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - Doctors completed a successful operation on Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday, removing a thyroid nodule that proved to be benign. Peña Nieto, 47, will spend two days recovering in a Mexico City military hospital and two more days recovering at Los Pinos, the Mexican White House, said Aurelio Nuño, chief of the president's office. “The surgery that was performed today on the president of the republic was successful,” Nuño said in a news conference.
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November 16, 2001 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her voice was quiet. But even the most boisterous students in the Locke High School auditorium fell silent to hear Pauline Owens. "You are about to learn an important lesson," she began. It was a 25th anniversary commemoration of the Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Owens, whose larynx was removed due to complications of her smoking habit, was speaking with the aid of a little machine known as a voice box.
WORLD
July 24, 2013 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is planning to undergo thyroid surgery next week, his office announced Wednesday evening. Doctors at Mexico City's Central Military Hospital plan to remove a thyroid nodule during the July 31 operation, after which Peña Nieto will have a four-day recovery period at Los Pinos, the Mexican White House. The thyroid gland is in the neck, below the voice box. Among other things, it helps regulate metabolism. According to the American Thyroid Assn.
NEWS
January 8, 1991 | JAN HOFMANN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You open your mouth, you try to talk, but nothing comes out. Or the sounds you do make are hardly the ones you--or anyone else--expected to hear. You try clearing your throat; that doesn't help. You cough a few times and try again, but the problem is still the same. It might have been that big game last night, the one where you cheered on the team at the top of your lungs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1988 | ROB STEIN, United Press International
Thoroughbred racehorses have long been measured in hands, but a veterinarian says fingers may be a good way to evaluate a young steed's future prospects on the track. Dr. W. Robert Cook of the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine said he has developed techniques that appear highly effective for evaluating whether a thoroughbred horse was born a winner. "You just need one index finger on each hand," Cook said.
NEWS
July 29, 1986 | HARRIET STIX
Myra Taylor touches the plastic box fastened to her wheelchair. "How are you?" she asks. "I feel happy today." In the wheelchair next to her, Michael Darlack leans over his box and announces, "I hate to wait." The messages are different, but the electronically synthesized voice that says them is not. It is, in fact, produced by the SonomaVoice, a portable box that talks in sentences at the touch of a button.
WORLD
July 31, 2013 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - Doctors completed a successful operation on Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday, removing a thyroid nodule that proved to be benign. Peña Nieto, 47, will spend two days recovering in a Mexico City military hospital and two more days recovering at Los Pinos, the Mexican White House, said Aurelio Nuño, chief of the president's office. “The surgery that was performed today on the president of the republic was successful,” Nuño said in a news conference.
WORLD
July 24, 2013 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is planning to undergo thyroid surgery next week, his office announced Wednesday evening. Doctors at Mexico City's Central Military Hospital plan to remove a thyroid nodule during the July 31 operation, after which Peña Nieto will have a four-day recovery period at Los Pinos, the Mexican White House. The thyroid gland is in the neck, below the voice box. Among other things, it helps regulate metabolism. According to the American Thyroid Assn.
SPORTS
August 10, 2001 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Even though he finished eighth and seventh with his only two mounts on Wednesday's card at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky., jockey Dean Kutz made a successful comeback. Presented with the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in an emotional ceremony at Santa Anita earlier this year, Kutz, 44, has been battling throat cancer for a year and a half and it didn't appear he would be able to resume his riding career.
NEWS
January 20, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
A voice box transplant has restored the speech of a 52-year-old Modesto woman 11 years after she lost her ability to speak and breathe on her own, surgeons from UC Davis reported Thursday. The 18-hour operation in October was only the second time that such a transplant has been undertaken worldwide. "This operation restored my life," Brenda Charette Jensen said in a news release issued by the medical center. Jensen lost her voice and ability to breathe normally due to complications from another surgery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2006 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jack Fiske, 88, who was called the voice of boxing for the West Coast during his more than 40 years covering the sport for the San Francisco Chronicle, died Tuesday in a Redwood City, Calif., hospital after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Fiske, whose twice-weekly Chronicle column was one of the boxing world's most highly regarded, was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y., in 2003.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2001 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her voice was quiet. But even the most boisterous students in the Locke High School auditorium fell silent to hear Pauline Owens. "You are about to learn an important lesson," she began. It was a 25th anniversary commemoration of the Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Owens, whose larynx was removed due to complications of her smoking habit, was speaking with the aid of a little machine known as a voice box.
SPORTS
August 10, 2001 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Even though he finished eighth and seventh with his only two mounts on Wednesday's card at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky., jockey Dean Kutz made a successful comeback. Presented with the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in an emotional ceremony at Santa Anita earlier this year, Kutz, 44, has been battling throat cancer for a year and a half and it didn't appear he would be able to resume his riding career.
SPORTS
July 23, 1998 | From Associated Press
Don Dunphy, a Hall of Fame announcer who for decades was the voice of boxing, died Wednesday after undergoing heart surgery. He was 90. In a career of more than 50 years, Dunphy broadcast almost every major sport, but it was boxing in which he made his biggest impact. He broadcast more than 2,000 fights and more than 200 title bouts, including 50 for the heavyweight championship. His first championship fight was the Joe Louis-Billy Conn fight on June 18, 1941, a radio broadcast that drew a 56.
SPORTS
June 24, 1993 | Theresa Munoz
Engulfed in a thick, paralyzing emptiness, he gasped for air. Choking, his face contorted and his eyes widening with panic, Phil Sanson discovered that he had no way of telling the nurses around him that he was suffocating. His vocal cords rendered useless and his air passage blocked, Sanson feared death was imminent. As he felt himself dying, he was overwhelmed by the helpless realization that no one around him knew or could stop what was happening.
NEWS
December 23, 1990 | DIANE DUSTON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Two men, both held hostage in Lebanon. Two men, now free, dealing with their ordeal in different ways. Robert Polhill, released after three years, hasn't lost his sense of humor, despite his battle with throat cancer. Frank Reed, held 44 months in blindfolds and bonds, is trying to find his place in the world. For both men, life is starting over. If ever a man has had his sense of humor put to the test, it's Robert Polhill.
SPORTS
June 24, 1993 | Theresa Munoz
Engulfed in a thick, paralyzing emptiness, he gasped for air. Choking, his face contorted and his eyes widening with panic, Phil Sanson discovered that he had no way of telling the nurses around him that he was suffocating. His vocal cords rendered useless and his air passage blocked, Sanson feared death was imminent. As he felt himself dying, he was overwhelmed by the helpless realization that no one around him knew or could stop what was happening.
NEWS
January 8, 1991 | JAN HOFMANN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You open your mouth, you try to talk, but nothing comes out. Or the sounds you do make are hardly the ones you--or anyone else--expected to hear. You try clearing your throat; that doesn't help. You cough a few times and try again, but the problem is still the same. It might have been that big game last night, the one where you cheered on the team at the top of your lungs.
NEWS
December 23, 1990 | DIANE DUSTON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Two men, both held hostage in Lebanon. Two men, now free, dealing with their ordeal in different ways. Robert Polhill, released after three years, hasn't lost his sense of humor, despite his battle with throat cancer. Frank Reed, held 44 months in blindfolds and bonds, is trying to find his place in the world. For both men, life is starting over. If ever a man has had his sense of humor put to the test, it's Robert Polhill.
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