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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2020, file photo, state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, speaks at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Sen. Wiener has introduced legislation that would ban certain medically unnecessary surgeries on children born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia. The first-of-its-kind legislation would not allow these types of surgeries until the child is at least 6-years-old. A similar bill failed to pass last year after facing opposition from the California Medical Association. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California bill would ban intersex surgery for young kids

Jan. 15, 2021 5:58 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker is trying again to ban some medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children until they are at least 6-years-old, hoping a narrower focus combined with new legislative leadership will be enough to get the first-of-its-kind legislation signed into law....

Connecticut governor recuperating after hip surgery

Jan. 13, 2021 11:47 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont was recuperating at home Wednesday following hip replacement surgery, according to his communications director. Max Reiss said in a statement that the 67-year-old Democrat had undergone the medical procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Stamford....

DePaul guard Charlie Moore (11) watches as Connecticut guard James Bouknight (2) prepares to shoot a free throw during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

UConn guard Bouknight has elbow surgery, out indefinitely

Jan. 13, 2021 4:53 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn guard James Bouknight will be out indefinitely after having surgery on his left elbow, the school said Wednesday. The school had earlier said the sophomore hyperextended his left while diving for a loose ball in the first half of the Huskies' win at Marquette on Jan. 5. He came...

Maryland's governor to have surgery to remove skin cancer

Jan. 13, 2021 9:14 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday he will have minor surgery this week to remove early-stage skin cancer. Hogan made the announcement at the end of an interview about the state’s legislative session during The Daily Record’s “Eye on Annapolis...

Cyclones' freshman Foster to have surgery, out for season

Jan. 11, 2021 12:17 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State freshman Xavier Foster will miss the rest of the season after electing to have surgery on his right foot, coach Steve Prohm announced Monday. Foster played in seven games, averaging 4.0 points and 7.8 minutes. The Oskaloosa, Iowa, native was initially injured in high school....

Registered nurse Kyanna Barboza adjusts the ventilator on her COVID-19 patient at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. California health authorities reported Thursday a record two-day total of 1,042 coronavirus deaths as many hospitals strain under unprecedented caseloads. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

California virus deaths rocket higher as ICU space tightens

Jan. 7, 2021 9:50 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration and the state’s hospital association are at odds over how best to create space for critically ill coronavirus patients at already strained medical facilities that soon could be overwhelmed by the expected surge of new...

Emergency medical technicians sanitize an ambulance strecher after transporting a patient at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Los Angeles continues to see hospitalizations rise day after day, setting a new record Tuesday with almost 8,000 hospitalized and more than a fifth of those in intensive care units. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Hospitals say California officials too slow in virus crisis

Jan. 6, 2021 10:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California reported its second-highest number of daily coronavirus deaths Wednesday with 459 lives lost, bringing the death toll to 2,504 in the last week as more than a quarter-million new weekly cases portended a continued overwhelming crush on hospitals and intensive care units...

Dr. David Tom Cooke, head of general thoracic surgery at UC Davis Health, poses outside the UC Davis Medical center in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Cooke participated in Pfizer's clinical trial for the coronavirus as part of an effort to reduce skepticism about the vaccine among African Americans. He's now promoting the vaccine's safety and the importance of taking it on his social media pages. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Black California surgeon 'walks the walk' on virus vaccine

Jan. 4, 2021 11:53 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. David Tom Cooke says his choice to participate in a clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine is like his grandmother’s decision to leave the Jim Crow South to work in California’s naval shipyards during World War II. She was determined to contribute even though...

Virginia teen receives long-awaited liver transplant

Jan. 3, 2021 9:01 AM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Hayden Grosvenor knows all about being patient. The 17-year-old Rustburg native and Liberty Christian Academy junior has spent most of his life patiently waiting for a liver transplant. A wait that lasted more than 10 years finally came to an end for Grosvenor and his family when they...

Woman’s family helps her chart new life after amputations

Jan. 1, 2021 12:01 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Anna Norquist launches from her wheelchair, her new prosthetic legs quivering with each step down a straight line through her parents’ kitchen. It is practice lap No. 1, exactly two years since the day that an ambulance rushed the gymnast to Indianapolis with a rare, nearly...