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Zoo Miami: Orangutan dies following dental surgery

Sep. 24, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — An orangutan has died at Zoo Miami following a dental surgery, officials said. Kumang, a 44-year-old Bornean orangutan, died Thursday during recovery from anesthesia, according to a statement from the South Florida zoo. ...

Rep. Lesko to undergo surgery for removal of gallbladder

Sep. 22, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko says she is remaining in Arizona and not returning to Washington while she awaits surgery to remove her gallbladder. Lesko said in a statement Tuesday that doctors recommended she have the surgery after she experienced...

Tommy Thompson has surgery after water-skiing accident

Sep. 16, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tommy Thompson, the longest-serving governor in Wisconsin history and current interim president of the University of Wisconsin System, had surgery Thursday following a water-skiing accident. “On my way in to surgery this morning,” the...

Hospitals in Iowa's 2nd-largest city limiting procedures

Sep. 11, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Hospitals in Iowa's second-largest city are limiting elective procedures because of increased numbers of patients driven partly by a surge in COVID-19 admissions. Both UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital and Mercy Medical Center confirmed...

Soccer legend Pelé remains in intensive care after surgery

Sep. 10, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Retired Brazilian soccer star Pelé remained in intensive care on Friday as he recovered from surgery to remove a tumor on the right side of his colon. Hospital Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo said in a statement that 80-year-old Edson Arantes do...

13 hospitals to postpone non-urgent surgeries amid surge

Sep. 10, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Thirteen Utah hospitals will postpone many non-emergency surgeries starting next week as health care workers are overwhelmed by another surge in COVID-19 cases from the faster-spreading delta variant, a major health care company said Friday. ...

Georgia hospitals swamped by COVID-19 postpone surgeries

Sep. 08, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's public safety net hospital became the latest to temporarily cancel elective surgeries on Wednesday, saying it's being overrun with COVID-19 patients. Grady Memorial Hospital CEO John Haupert made the announcement, saying that the hospital was...

Some elective surgeries are postponed due to delta variant

Sep. 08, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The parent company of Maine Medical Center is postponing some elective surgical procedures because of the surge in COVID-19 cases. Maine Medical Center reduced surgeries by 30% last week, and all hospitals in the MaineHealth network are reducing...

Indians manager Terry Francona resting after toe surgery

Sep. 07, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manger Terry Francona is resting comfortably after undergoing toe surgery, his second operation since stepping aside for the season in July. Francona, who had hip replacement surgery in August, had the procedure Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic....

Spinal device company, execs charged with bribing surgeons

Sep. 07, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts spinal device company and two of its top executives have been charged with carrying out a scheme to bribe surgeons to use the company's products, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. SpineFrontier, Inc.'s chief executive officer and chief...