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ACLU warns Tenn. hospital over transgender treatment policy

Dec. 01, 2022 14:52 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Civil rights advocates say a Memphis hospital is no longer providing gender-affirming surgeries, a move they argue is illegal and discriminatory. According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, Memphis-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare...

Surgeons work by flashlight as Ukraine power grid battered

Nov. 28, 2022 10:40 AM EST

Dr. Oleh Duda was in the middle of a particularly complicated surgery at a hospital in Lviv, Ukraine, when he heard explosions nearby. Moments later, the lights went out. Duda had no choice but to keep working with only a headlamp for light. The lights came back when a generator...

Teacher needed emergency surgery, got married at hospital

Nov. 25, 2022 03:13 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Pecoraro and Lisa Siegel weren’t supposed to get married on a Monday. But from his hospital bed on Nov. 7, Pecoraro decided that day was going to be the happiest day of their lives. He had been admitted to HCA Florida JFK...

Dubbed torture, ID policies leave transgender people sterile

Nov. 11, 2022 00:09 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — She was the only woman soldier working in the guard room, surrounded by men who harassed and frightened her after she said she was transgender. She tried to ignore them as they opened up their shirts and pretended to rape each other, while beckoning her to join them. ...

Dubbed torture, ID policies leave transgender people sterile

Nov. 11, 2022 00:06 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — She was the only woman soldier working in the guard room, surrounded by men who harassed and frightened her after she said she was transgender. She tried to ignore them as they opened up their shirts and pretended to rape each other, while beckoning her to join them. ...

Tennessee physician receiving international award this month

Nov. 06, 2022 10:58 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dr. William Novick and his team have performed more than 10,000 emergency heart surgeries on children in war-torn countries since the Memphis pediatric cardiologist started his international work more than 30 years ago. On Nov. 23, Novick, 68, will receive the...

Florida to ban transgender health care treatments for minors

Nov. 04, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Transgender children in Florida will be barred from receiving hormones or undergoing surgeries to treat gender dysphoria under a rule approved Friday by state medical officials at the urging of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Florida Board of Medicine and...

Houston mayor discloses that he had cancer surgery, therapy

Nov. 02, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner revealed Wednesday that he underwent surgery and six weeks of radiation therapy during the summer for bone cancer in his jaw. Turner made the disclosure during a question-and-answer session after he delivered his annual State of the...