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Surgeon: Pilot had remarkable recovery after passing out

May. 20, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The 64-year-old pilot of a small plane who became incapacitated, leaving his passenger with no flying experience to land the Cessna in Florida earlier this month, suffered a tear in his aorta, his surgeon said. Dr. Nishant Patel, a cardiothoracic...

Federal agency sends team to probe Tesla crash that killed 3

May. 18, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency has dispatched a team to investigate the possibility that a Tesla involved in a California crash that killed three people was operating on a partially automated driving system. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

Woman who survived a volcanic eruption graduates from ODU

May. 14, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There was a moment when she and her husband, Matt, were hunkered down behind a boulder — holding hands and saying “I love you” as a storm of volcanic ash, rock and acids engulfed them, turning a bright sunny afternoon to night — that Lauren Urey was almost certain...

Doctors: NC woman youngest in US to get rare heart surgery

May. 14, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For three years, Kristiana Rigney, a dirt-bike-riding, soccer-playing, hunting-and-fishing outdoors enthusiast from Mooresville, couldn’t catch her breath after the simplest movement. She couldn’t sleep either, as her heart raced at 180 to 190 beats per...

Hospital gives LSU-Eunice $698K to expand 2 programs

May. 11, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

EUNICE, La. (AP) — A hospital in Louisiana’s largest system is giving Louisiana State University at Eunice $698,000 to expand allied health programs. Ochsner Lafayette General says it wants to boost the nursing and surgical technology programs at the college, news agencies...

Breast cancer survivor and lingerie designer shatters taboos

May. 09, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Dana Donofree had a bilateral mastectomy and implant reconstruction after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2010, the then 28-year-old fashion designer discovered only medical and uncomfortable bras catering to women with the disease. Such frustrations led...

Ukrainian girl, 5, gets lifesaving heart treatment in Israel

May. 02, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

HOLON, Israel (AP) — Five-year-old Karina Andreiko wasn't hurt in the war in Ukraine. In some ways, she was saved because of it. Stressed by the long search for why her daughter was smaller than other kids — and by the war with Russia — Karina's mother last month sought help...

Psychiatric hospital patient charged with assaulting woman

Apr. 29, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A patient at Montana's state psychiatric hospital is charged with aggravated assault after authorities say he repeatedly kicked a fellow patient in the head in an attack that left her with severe injuries and led federal regulators to end the hospital's reimbursements from...

Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur dies at age 70

Apr. 22, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — When Guy Lafleur was selected by Montreal with the No. 1 pick in the 1971 NHL draft, he was billed as the Canadiens’ next great Quebec-born player. A dynamic forward with blonde locks that rippled in the wind as he glided up the ice before unleashing one of his...

Heal Thyself: Most who tear Achilles tendon can skip surgery

Apr. 13, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It’s a weekend warrior’s nightmare. You’re playing hoops in the driveway and go up for a lay-up. You land and hear a pop: you’ve torn your Achilles tendon. Do you have surgery or hope it heals with just a cast and rehab? New research says both options led to similar outcomes...