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Alaska governor undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Nov. 24, 2021 18:40 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy underwent shoulder surgery Wednesday, and a statement from his office said he was “recovering and doing well.” Dunleavy’s spokesperson Patty Sullivan initially told The Associated Press that Dunleavy turned power...

Former Arkansas Gov. David Pryor has hip surgery after fall

Nov. 18, 2021 18:45 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — David Pryor, a former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator, underwent surgery after breaking his hip and shoulder during a fall, his family said Thursday. Pryor underwent a partial hip replacement Wednesday, two days after tripping and falling...

Lawsuit challenges North Carolina rules on transgender ID

Nov. 16, 2021 15:33 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's requirement that transgender people undergo sex reassignment surgery as part of establishing their identity is discriminatory and does not align with a majority of states and medical organizations, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal...

US Rep. Underwood of Illinois has uterine fibroids surgery

Nov. 11, 2021 21:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood of Illinois had surgery Thursday in Chicago to remove uterine fibroids and will spend the “coming weeks” recovering in Illinois, her office said. Surgery for the 35-year-old Democrat “went as planned” at the University...

Franklin Graham undergoes heart surgery at Mayo Clinic

Nov. 08, 2021 20:25 PM EST

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Evangelist Franklin Graham successfully underwent a specialized heart surgery on Monday to treat a condition which had developed in recent months, a spokesman said. Mark Barber, a spokesman for North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse, said in a news...

University of Virginia tech strengthens patients' backbones

Nov. 07, 2021 09:06 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — It may not turn you into a cyborg or the Six Million Dollar Man, but it could help you walk straighter and ease skeletal back pain. University of Virginia physicians have begun using a new, 3-D-printed, titanium back spacer designed to fit...

Primary Children’s Hospital halts non-emergency procedures

Nov. 04, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Primary Children’s Hospital is putting non-emergency surgeries and medical procedures on hold, due in part to an influx of COVID-19 patients, administrators said Thursday. The Salt Lake City hospital is seeing an “unprecedented” volume of...

Argentina's vice president reported doing well after surgery

Nov. 04, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner — a former president and also first lady — underwent a successful hysterectomy Thursday at a Buenos Aires clinic. The clinic issued a statement saying she was “in good general...

Supreme Court won't hear case involving transgender rights

Nov. 01, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to wade into a case involving transgender rights and leaving in place a lower court decision against a Catholic hospital that wouldn't allow a transgender man to have a hysterectomy there. The high court turned away the...

Lawmaker doc fined for videoconferencing from operating room

Oct. 29, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland state lawmaker who is a plastic surgeon has been fined $15,000 and reprimanded for twice participating in legislative meetings via videoconference from an operating room during surgery. Del. Terri Hill signed a consent order this month...